The Western Carolina Civic Orchestra will present the annual Community Christmas Concert at the Jackson County Library tonight (Thursday).

The musical celebration will begin at 6:30 p.m. with caroling on the Library steps. Caroling will be led by Phil and Gayle Woody. They encourage everyone to come and join their friends and neighbors in singing traditional carols.

Members of the Civic Orchestra, conducted by Damon Sink, will begin the concert at 7 p.m. with portions of the Corelli Christmas Concerto, La Rejouissance and Winter Wonderland.

Two guitarists from Franklin, Paul Savaiko and Ray Olson, will perform seasonal favorites. The duo is known as Jazz Mountain, “a place where great songs are turned into a listening experience by two guys who know their craft.”

Area students who study violin with Cathy Arps and Kathy Hill will join in with their favorite carols.

There is no cost, and the Jackson County Arts Council will serve refreshments after the concert.

The Western Carolina Civic Orchestra is supported by the Jackson County Arts Council and the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

This event is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Jackson County Public Library. For more information, call the Library at 586-2016.