CONGREGATION BAMIDBAR will hold winter Shabbat services on the first and third Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall of Andrews Methodist Church. The next service is scheduled for Nov. 21. 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 auditorium. Anyone with an “unplugged” instrument and singers are invited to join. Call 828-488-3030 for more information.


THE GEM AND MINERAL SOCIETY OF FRANKLIN will meet at 6:30 p.m. today (Thursday) in the Robert C. Carpenter Community Building. Arlon Eldridge and Fred Plesner will have a presentation on quartz, and light refreshments will be served.


THE SIGNATURE WINDS ENSEMBLE will perform at the Waynesville Library on Saturday, Nov. 21, at 3 p.m. The group is made up of five local musicians who play the flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn. The Friends of the Library partnered with the Haywood County Arts Council to sponsor the weekend concert. Visit for more information.