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 SWAIN COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY will meet today (Thursday) at 6:30 p.m. in the society library in Bryson City. The program will be “Rooted to the Earth: Enumeration Records of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee” presented by Anita Finger-Smith, who will cover the 17 tribal rolls from 1817 until the present. She will discuss the background and geographical area covered and the availability of each roll. There will be a time for questions and genealogy networking after the presentation, and refreshments will be served. Call 828-488-2932 for more information.

SMOKY MOUNTAIN ROLLERGIRLS’ JUNIOR LEAGUE, the Lil’ Nemesisters and SMRG, play their second bouts on Saturday, May 9, at the Swain County Recreation Center. This event is a fundraiser for Swain/Qualla SAFE, a provider of domestic violence/sexual assault services. Donations of personal hygiene items are being collected at the door, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit SAFE. Doors open at 4 p.m. The Lil’ Nemesisters play at 4:30 p.m., and the adults play at 6:30 p.m. Purchase tickets online at for $5 or get them at the door for $7 (ages 7 and under are free).


BRASSTOWN RINGERS will present a spring concert Friday, May 8, at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church.

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, May 11, at the Boiler Room Restaurant. Call 828-369-3136 for more information.

THE SMOKY MOUNTAIN QUILTERS GUILD will meet Monday, April 13, at 9:30 a.m. in Tartan Hall of First Presbyterian Church.


COFFEE WITH THE POET continues Wednesday, May 13, with a reading by Karen Holmes at Joe’s Coffee Shop and Trading Post at 10:30 a.m. The community is invited to participate in Open Mic. Bring a poem or short prose piece to read. Call 828-389-4441 or email for more information.


THE HIGHLANDS BIOLOGICAL FOUNDATION will host Wildflower Whimsy Friday, May 8, and Saturday, May 9. The event includes a lecture on pollinators, native plant auction, wine reception and heavy hors d’oeuvres (included in ticket – $75 for members, $100 for non-members). Call 828-526-2221 for more information.


HARRAH’S CHEROKEE VALLEY RIVER CASINO AND HOTEL will host a job fair at the Snowbird Youth Center today (Thursday) from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Positions available include slot hosts, slot technicians, facilities maintenance, high volume cashiering, housekeeping, food and beverage servers, cooks and cashiers. Call 828-497-8778 or visit for more information.