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 foods. To reserve copies of the book call City Lights Bookstore at 586-9499.
The Appalachian Art Farm, 22 Morris St. in Sylva, hosts a Youth Art Class from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday. All ages are welcome. Instruction, materials and snack cost $10. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or find them on Facebook.
Everyone’s favorite superhero family returns in “Incredibles 2” at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Mad Batter Food & Film in Sylva. It’s free at 617 W. Main St. Call 586-3555.
Join Balsam Mountain Trust for “Creature Feature,” an animal feeding program where you’ll explore the diets and eating habits of their resident animal ambassadors from 2-4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 15. After the birds, snakes and opossum eat, you’ll go on a short hike to look for signs of animal foraging in the wild. Space is limited, so RSVP soon. Registration is required by Wednesday, Dec. 12 There is no charge, but donations are appreciated. To register, email or call Education Director Jen Knight at email@example.com or 631-1061.
The Western Carolina Civic Orchestra will present the annual Community Christmas Concert at the Jackson County Public Library on Thursday, Dec. 13. The musical celebration will begin at 6:30 p.m. with caroling on the Library steps. Members of the Civic Orchestra, conducted by Damon Sink, will begin their concert at 7 p.m. Two guitarists from Franklin, Paul Savaiko and Ray Olson, will perform seasonal favorites. Area students who study violin with Cathy Arps, and Kathy Hill will join in for their favorite carols. The concert is free and the public is welcome.
The Jackson County Arts Council will serve refreshments after the concert. For more information, call the Library at 586-2016.
Experience dance from the Western Carolina University School of Stage and Screen and Bardo Arts Center. An original piece from the WCU School of Stage and Screen, “Light Chasers,” will be presented in Hoey Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. today (Thursday) through Saturday. Continuing the weekend of dance, Bardo Arts Center is pleased to present a screening of “Don Quixote” from the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow at 3 p.m. Sunday. The screening is $5 for students, $10 for faculty/staff/seniors 65-plus and $15 for adults. The WCU Fine Art Museum will be open from 2-3 p.m., one hour before the show. Concessions, including wine and beer, are available for purchase and can be enjoyed inside the hall. To learn more, visit arts.wcu.edu/don-quixote.