The Mad Batter in Sylva will screen “A Star is Born,” three times this week. It follows a hard-drinking musician (Bradley Cooper) who discovers and falls in love with a young singer (Lady Gaga). It shows tonight (Thursday) at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. “Incredib…

OCHRE HILL BAPTIST CHURCH will open The Lord’s Closet from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27. A meal will be served, and food boxes, clothing, shoes and household items will be available.

Come see dozens of outhouses race for the throne at Sapphire Valley Ski Area from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. The racecourse is a two-lane track on packed snow (or ice), with two outhouses racing each other head-to-head 120 feet, the first 30 feet being propelled by the pushers and the last 90 …

CORRECTION: The story “Community Table leader: break-in ‘disappointing’” in last week’s Sylva Herald, used the phrase “inside job” in reference to the incident. Community Table Director Paige Christie, who was interviewed in the article, did not use that phrase. Christie said Friday there wa…

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

OCHRE HILL BAPTIST CHURCH will open The Lord’s Closet from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27. A meal will be served, and food boxes, clothing, shoes and household items will be available.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Come see dozens of outhouses race for the throne at Sapphire Valley Ski Area from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. The racecourse is a two-lane track on packed snow (or ice), with two outhouses racing each other head-to-head 120 feet, the first 30 feet being propelled by the pushers and the last 90 …

CORRECTION: The story “Community Table leader: break-in ‘disappointing’” in last week’s Sylva Herald, used the phrase “inside job” in reference to the incident. Community Table Director Paige Christie, who was interviewed in the article, did not use that phrase. Christie said Friday there wa…

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Maryville, Tennessee-based singer-songwriter Andy Sneed returns to Sylva’s City Lights Cafe at 7 p.m. Friday for a solo acoustic show featuring his original songs.

The 2018 film “Ralph Breaks the Internet” is showing at 7 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Hinds University Center Theater at Western Carolina University. Tickets are $2 for WCU students/$5 for everyone else. Popcorn and drinks are free. Video game bad guy Ralph must risk it all by tra…

Students and faculty from Western Carolina University’s School of Stage and Screen will present one of William Shakespeare’s most celebrated comedies, “Twelfth Night,” beginning Thursday, Feb. 14, and continuing through Sunday, Feb. 17, at the university’s Hoey Auditorium.

THE GUARDIAN AD LITEM program is currently seeking volunteers to be the voice of a child in court. The N.C. Guardian ad Litem Program depends on volunteerism, and its work is only made possible by volunteers who are committed to the cause of keeping children safe from future harm. There will…

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

THE DEMOCRATIC WOMEN OF JACKSON COUNTY is sponsoring a chili supper from 5-8 p.m. today (Thursday) at the Webster Family Resource Center. The event features homemade chili, all the fixings and lots of sides (including vegan), and music. Attendees are asked to bring food items or money for th…

To honor and celebrate the region’s multicultural heritage, Southwestern Community College’s diversity committee will sponsor its inaugural Cultural Fusion Festival on Wednesday, March 27.

America’s Navy is coming to Cullowhee, one of 25 cities in 10 states to host a performance by the United States Navy Band during its 2019 tour – one of the signature outreach programs of the U.S. Navy.

Jim Witter and his band return to the Western Carolina University Bardo Arts Center at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, for the Friends of the Arts Annual Friend-Raising concert. This is a free concert for the campus and the community.

Western Carolina University’s Hinds University Center hosts a Lunar New Year Celebration at 6 p.m. Monday. It’s free, with cultural performances, crafts and samplings of Asian cuisine. The University Center is on Memorial Drive. Phone 227-7206 for details or directions.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

The Western Carolina University Bardo Center’s Sunday Cinema Series will present “Hamlet” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, starring Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role of the Shakespeare tragedy.

Come to a free showing of the movie “Operation Finale” at the Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library at 3:45 p.m. today (Thursday). A team of top-secret Israeli agents travels to Argentina to track down Adolf Eichmann, the Nazi officer who masterminded the transportation of millions of in…

Galleries and museums in Sylva, Dillsboro and Cullowhee have been featured as destinations on the Blue Ridge Craft Trails, www.blueridgecrafttrails.com, a new website and marketing initiative, developed by the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership, linking 75 craft sites across 25 co…

The Western Carolina University Fine Art Museum at Bardo Arts Center has announced Outspoken, a new exhibition of paintings by America Meredith.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Balsam Mountain Trust will host a Winter Wonderland Hike Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. There is no charge; donations appreciated. Registration is required by today (Thursday). To register, email or call Education Director Rose Wall at education@bmtrust.org or 631-1061. The program will invest…

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

The monthly Creating Community Workshop is set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Atrium of the Jackson County Public Library. This program is free of charge.

Come to the Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library for a free movie showing of the documentary “Three Identical Strangers” at 3:45 p.m. today (Thursday). It’s about identical triplets separated at birth and adopted by three different families. Years later, their reunion becomes a global s…

Western Carolina University has a full slate of indoor activities during the cold winter months. Below are some standout selections. For the full calendar, see wcu.edu/event-calendar. For ticket information to all events at the Bardo Arts Center, see www.wcu.edu or call the box office at 227-2479.

THE HAYWOOD JACKSON VOLUNTEER CENTER has many different opportunities for those who want to volunteer their time. Help in store or with pickups at the Disability Partners Thrift Store, answer phone calls or package food with United Christian Ministries or help cut wood on the first Saturday …

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Come to the Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library for a free movie showing of the documentary “Three Identical Strangers.” Identical triplets become separated at birth and their amazing reunion becomes a global sensation but also unearths an unimaginable secret that has radical repercuss…

THE JACKSON COUNTY SOLID WASTE DEPARTMENT will accept Christmas trees for free from Jackson County residents at the Cashiers Transfer Station located at 4560 N.C. 107 South, Cashiers, and at the Jackson County Transfer Station located at 1172 Mineral Springs Drive, Sylva. For more informatio…

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

The Department on Aging Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) helped multiple Medicare beneficiaries during Medicare Part D Open Enrollment. The SHIIP Program is happy to report that through Medicare counseling they were able to save Medicare beneficiaries a total of $623,748…

Everyone is welcome at the CommUnity Square Dance from 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the old Webster School. Caller Jenny Monfore will teach and call all dances to live old-time music by Cullowheezer. No partner or fancy outfits are required.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

WEBSTER BAPTIST CHURCH will hold its annual Christmas Day Dinner Outreach for those who are homebound, in nursing homes without family, and those in critical jobs having to work on Christmas Day. The church will deliver more than 300 meals and take gift bags to nursing home residents. The co…

The 38th annual candlelight Christmas Eve program is set for 5:30 p.m. Monday (Christmas Eve) at the Webster United Methodist Church, featuring the Christmas reading and “Silent Night.” The program is in memory of Mildred Cowan. For more information, call Joe Rhinehart at 586-0921.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

The Jackson County Cooperative Extension will host a holiday craft market from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Shop for holiday gifts from local craft vendors. The 4-H Youth Leadership will be accepting non-perishable food and winter clothing donations. The event is at 876 Skyland Drive, Sylva.

Western Carolina University’s Office of Professional Growth and Enrichment will offer an art day for kids while they are out of school for the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21, in room 150 of the Bardo Center.

ZION HILL BAPTIST AND THE PUMPKINTOWN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CLUB will have their annual Christmas party at the Pumpkintown community center at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16. There will be a covered dish meal with meats provided by Zion Hill Baptist. Food should be at the center by 4 p.m. Singing…

A Christmas tradition returns to Webster Saturday at 7 p.m. with offerings of stories from the late John Parris, a Sylva native, well-known regional columnist and student of Appalachian lore and traditions, in addition to music and readings from local artists.

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Georgann Eubanks will visit City Lights Bookstore at 6:30 p.m. Friday to present her latest book, “The Month of Their Ripening: North Carolina Heritage Foods Through the Year.” Eubanks takes readers on a flavorful journey across the state, telling the stories of 12 North Carolina heritage fo…

For the 35th year, Dillsboro will transform into a winter wonderland of lights, candles, laughter and song with more than 2,500 luminaries lighting the way to shops and studios.

LIVE FORGIVEN CHURCH, formerly Covenant Christian Church, located at 45 Crown Ridge Road, Sylva, will host a grocery giveaway beginning at 12:30 p.m. Sunday. This is open to anyone who could use a little extra help this month. For more information, call 586-0199 or email covenantfoodministry…

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Longtime journalist and photographer Quintin Ellison will hold an artist’s reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, in downtown Sylva at Cullowhee Arts’ ArtSpace, 598 W. Main St., above Hollifield Jewelers.