THE MARIANNA BLACK LIBRARY will have another LEGO Club meeting today (Thursday) at 4 p.m. The Library will provide LEGOs/Duplos for ages 3 and up. The theme for this month will again be the Medieval Times. Call 828-488-3030 for more information.


SOLARIZE WNC will hold a public forum today (Thursday) at 7 p.m. at St. Andrews Episcopal Church. The forum will feature presentations by reputable solar and energy efficiency contractors who then answer questions and speak with people interested in energy independence for their homes, businesses and industries. Information includes the practicalities of investing in solar and efficiency measures, as well as available financing, tax credits and utility industry programs. Call 631-3447 or email for more information.


CARPATHO-RUSYN SOCIETY “SOUTH” will hold a meeting on Saturday, May 30, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Macon County Library. Those who have ancestors who immigrated from the Austro-Hungarian Empire or Czechoslovakia; lived in the Carpathian Mountains; or were called Lemkos, Galicians, Rusnaks, Russians, Slavic, Greek Catholics, Orthodox or Byzantines could be Carpatho-Rusyn. These people did not have a country of their own but resided within Slovakia, Ukraine, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Croatia and Czech Republic as minorities. Most were Eastern Slavs living in Slovakia and leaving for America in the late-1800s and early-1900s working in the coal mines or steel mills. Call 828-369-3136 or email for more information.

THE SMOKY MOUNTAIN PADDLERS will hold a meeting Tuesday, June 2, at 7 p.m. at the Macon County Library. The plan is to form an American Canoe Association Paddle America Club. People of all ages and levels of canoeing, kayaking or stand up paddle boarding are welcome to attend. Contact Guy Gooder at or 828-421-4845 for more information.

A JOHN MACLEAN PHOTOGRAPHY RECEPTION will be held Wednesday, June 3, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Macon County Library Meeting Room. There will be refreshments, new photography and an informal question-and-answer session. MacLean’s work will also be on display in the Library throughout June. Visit for more information.