CONGREGATION BAMIDBAR will hold Yom Kippur services in the Andrews Methodist Church fellowship hall. Kol Nidre will be on Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. Then, on Wednesday, Sept. 23, Yom Kippur morning service will be held at 10:30 a.m. with Yiskor at 4 p.m. Call Phyllis Cardoza at 828-369-9270 for more information.


THE LITERARY HOUR, an hour of poetry and prose reading, will be held today (Thursday) at 7 p.m. at John Campbell Folk School. Poets Glenda Beall and Karen Paul Holmes will be the featured readers.


THE NEXT COMMUNITY MUSIC JAM at the Marianna Black Library will be today (Thursday) from 6 until 7:30 p.m. in the library auditorium or, if the weather permits, on the front lawn. Anyone with an “unplugged” instrument and singers are invited to join. Call 828-488-3030 for more information.

THE AD HOC BRYSON CITY CEMETERY GROUP will meet at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 22, in the Bryson City United Methodist Church fellowship hall. Those interested in the honoring of family and community members buried there are encouraged to attend.


THE FRANKLIN AVIATION HISTORICAL SOCIETY will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 10:30 a.m. at the Macon County Airport. Jim Geary will show a rescue documentary about two pilots in the Vietnam War and lead a discussion afterward of others who were in Vietnam. Call Fred Alexander at 506-5869 or email for more information.

MOUNTAIN SYNAGOGUE will hold a variety of Yom Kippur services. Kol Nidre will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 22. Then, on Wednesday, Sept. 23, Yom Kippur will be at 10 a.m., with Yiskor following at 4 p.m. Zvi Altman will be the spiritual leader for all of the services. Call 828-772-2468 or visit for more information.


THE CHEROKEE HERITAGE FESTIVAL will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19, with live demonstrations and presentations at the Cherokee Homestead Exhibit, located next to the Clay County Historical Arts Museum. Call 828-389-3045 or visit for more information.


THE INAUGURAL WESTERN REGIONAL RECOVERY RALLY will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Open Air Gym in Lake Junaluska. The rally will feature a “recovery walk” around Lake Junaluska and guest speakers throughout the day. Contact Smoky Peer and Family Support Specialist Richie Tannerhill at 1-800-893-6246, ext. 1157 for more information.


BECKA WALLING, an AmeriCorps member at Balsam Mountain Trust, will present a free “Plight of the Pollinators” workshop in the Waynesville Library auditorium today (Thursday) from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Call 828-356-2507 for more information.