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 or 631-1061. The program will investigate how the natural world spends the winter during a leisurely pace down the Sugarloaf Trail on Balsam Mountain Preserve to look for the tracks, signs and patterns especially visible this time of year.

Brie Capone will play at the Jackson County Public Library at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24. Capone is a singer/songwriter and performer from Asheville. She made the move to New York City and was part of the pop/rock duo The Humble Grapes from 2013-15, performing in legendary venues such as The Bitter End, Bowery Electric and the Rockwood Music Hall. After an amicable split with her songwriting partner, Capone headed back home in 2016, where she wrote and recorded her solo EP “Orbit.”

Her single “Scars” was awarded Judge’s Choice at Asheville Music Video Awards in 2017. As a solo acoustic artist or with her band, Capone has performed at legendary venues including the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and the Lincoln Center.

Former CBS programming executive Jim McKairnes will visit City Lights Bookstore on at 6:30 p.m. Friday. He will be in conversation with his long-time friend Jeff Ginn as they discuss Jim’s book, “All in the Decade: 70 Things about 70s TV That Turned Ten Years Into a Revolution.” To reserve copies of “All in the Decade,” call City Lights Bookstore in at 586-9499.