CONGREGATION BAMIDBAR will hold a Shabbat service on Saturday, May 23, at 10:30 a.m. at Andrews Methodist Church. Also, Shavuot services will be held Monday, May 25, at the same time and place. Call Phyllis Cardoza at 828-369-9270 for more information.


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. Anyone with an “unplugged” instrument and singers are invited to join. Call 828-488-3030 for more information.

THE SMOKY MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY THEATRE will present its spring production, “The Carol Burnett Show Skits,” this weekend. Shows will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 22; Saturday, May 23; Sunday, May 24; Friday, May 29; Saturday, May 30; Sunday, May 31; and Monday, June 1. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students ages 6 to 18, and those under age 6 are admitted free. The box office opens one hour before showtime. Reservations are not required, except for large groups. All the skits are from the CBS hit TV show of the 1970s. Some of the skits that will be performed are: “As the Stomach Turns,” “Prison Nudge,” “Guess What’s Coming to Dinner,” “Alice Portnoy and the Bank Robbers,” “Passion on 10th Avenue,” “Rent-A-Car,” “The Show Must Go On,” along with five other skits. Contact Director Toby Allman at 828-488-8227 or 828-488-8103, or visit for more information.


THE FOLK HERITAGE ASSOCIATION OF MACON COUNTY will show more of their DVDs of past Front Porch Interviews with Local Residents today (Thursday) in the Macon County Library meeting room. Interviews with Sue Waldroop and Fred Stiles will be shown at 2 and 6 p.m. Waldroop has an interest in genealogy and preservation of family heritage. She is a fifth generation Macon County native. Stiles moved from Rabun County, Ga., in 1948. In his interview, he shares memories of events such as his daughter getting the polio vaccine and chores like stacking hay and churning milk.


HART THEATER will present the musical comedy “Nunsense” over the next couple of weekends. The show will be directed by Suzanne Tinsley and feature some local favorites such as Leslie Lang, Lyn Donley, Karen Covington, Tabitha Judy and Lea Parker. The show opened off Broadway in 1985 and holds the record as the second longest off-Broadway show in history, surpassed only by “The Fantastics.” Performances are scheduled for Friday, May 22, and Saturday, May 23, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 24, at 3 p.m. Tickets and future show dates are available online at or by calling the HART Box Office at 828-456-6322.