A DULCIMER CONCERT featuring Lois Hornbostel and Ehukai Teves will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, at the Swain County Center for the Arts. The program includes selections from Southern Appalachian, Celtic, Cajun, Hawaiian, Blues and World Music. These musical partners have traveled throughout the Eastern and Midwestern United States this year and will travel to New Mexico, Arizona and Hawaii in the fall for another tour. Immediately following the concert, there will be a meet-and-greet reception in the lobby for the musicians and the 26 exhibiting artists from Western North Carolina represented in the community exhibit. There will be refreshments and most of the artwork is priced to sell. Call 828-488-7843 for more information.


THE MACON COUNTY LIBRARY will show the new documentary, “First Language: The Race to Save Cherokee,” today (Thursday) at 2 and 7 p.m. in the Meeting Room.

FRANKLIN PICTURE FRAMING will present fine photography by Scott Watkins on Friday, Aug. 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Meeting Room of the Macon County Library. “I have been printing and framing Scott’s work for the last year and the thing that most strikes me about his work is his natural eye for the simple, clean composition of a shot,” said Jeff Norman of Franklin Picture Framing. “Each image makes me want to join him on his next excursion and experience the beautiful things and places he photographs.”

A YARD SALE at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Franklin is set for Saturday, Aug. 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Items available will include furniture, clothing, books, fabric, yarn, utensils, jewelry, plants, appliances, linens, toys and artwork. Call 828-524-6777 for more information.

THE SMOKY MOUNTAIN QUILTERS GUILD will meet Monday, Aug. 10, at 9:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Franklin. Mark Lipinski will be the guest speaker. Members are asked to wear name tags to this meeting, which is free for members with a $5 cover charge for non-members.

THE BATTLE OF SUGARTOWN CHAPTER of the North Carolina Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, will hold its monthly luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 10, at the Boiler Room Restaurant. Call 828-524-2673 for more information.


TIMOTHY SPIRA, a professor of botany at Clemson University, will present “Waterfalls and Wildflowers in the Southern Appalachians” today (Thursday) from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Nature Center at the Highlands Biological Station. The program is another installment of the Zahner Conservation Lecture Series, held each week and designed to help educate and inspire the public through a series of talks from well-known regional scientists, conservationists, artists and writers. Following the lecture, Spira will be available to sign copies of his new book, which is now available for purchase at the Highlands Nature Center. Visit or call 828-526-2221 for more information or a full schedule of lectures.


RENOWNED STORYTELLER DONALD DAVIS will perform on Saturday, Aug. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Stuart Auditorium as part of the Associate’s Weekend at Lake Junaluska. Davis is a graduate of Duke Divinity School, a retired Methodist minister and a former chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Storytellers Association. Accompanying Davis in a weekend of entertainment, The Lake Junaluska Singers, a 16-voice professional ensemble fresh off its summer tour, will perform a concert on Friday, Aug. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium. Cost for individual tickets to each concert is $17.50; tickets are available at Call 800-222-4930 or visit the website above for more information.


HART THEATER will feature Elvis tribute artist David Morin for three performances this weekend. Shows will be Friday, Aug. 7, and Saturday, Aug. 8, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 9, at 3 p.m., with barbecue dinners starting one hour before each show. Included in the $35 ticket price will be wine and beer on tap. Doors to the lobby will be kept open to encourage audience members to dance in the aisles. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit or call 828-456-6322.

THE WAYNESVILLE LIBRARY will also host Spira for a presentation of “Exploring Waterfalls and Wildflowers in the Southern Appalachian Mountains” on Monday, Aug. 10, at 10:30 a.m. in the auditorium. Call 828-356-2507 for more information.