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 program provides an opportunity for children to develop their fine motor skills, problem-solving, organization and planning through construction. The Library also accepts donations of gently-used pieces to expand the club. Call 828-488-3030 for more information.

THE 13TH ANNUAL FALL PLOW DAY is set for Saturday, Oct. 24, at Darnell Farms from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. There will be plowing demonstrations with teams of horses, music, food, hayrides, kids activities, contests, a riverside bonfire, s’mores, potato sack races, dancing performances, fall decorations, pumpkins, produce and homemade crafts available for purchase. Admission is free.

EVANGELISTIC TABERNACLE will welcome The Rev. Larry Nix from Asheville at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25. Call 858-488-3098 for more information.


THE MACON COUNTY POULTRY CLUB has rescheduled its next meeting for Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. Anyone with an interest in learning more about poultry is invited. The group meets regularly at the county’s cooperative extension office. Call 828-369-3916 for more information.


JELLY BELLIES MOUNTAIN GIFT SHOP will host an autograph session featuring Bobby Earnhardt from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24. Earnhardt, the first grandson of NASCAR Legend and seven-time Sprint Cup Champion Dale Earnhardt and son of Kerry Earnhardt, is currently a driver in the ARCA Truck Series. In the 2013 season, he captured the Rookie of the Year title, placed sixth in overall points and received the Most Popular Driver Award. Earlier this year, Bobby Earnhardt signed a talent agreement with Momentous Entertainment Group to produce a reality TV series. The series will focus on his quest and life ambition of becoming a racing legend like his granddad. Allison and Cabe Carver, owners of Jelly Bellies Mountain Gift Shop and Mountain Sweets Distributing, sponsored him in the ARCA Truck Series race event at Lake County Speedway in Painesville, Ohio, on Oct. 18. Bobby Earnhardt is currently seeking sponsors for the 2016 season in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards. For more information, contact him at or visit Call 828-926-9069 or email for more information about the event.


THE HAYWOOD COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL will host artists from the Haywood Art Studio Tour in the council’s Gallery and Gifts space on Friday, Oct. 23, and Saturday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The show offers works by local artists who have opened their studios to the public for the tour, which began Oct. 1 and will continue through the end of the month. Visitors are welcome to come pick up a tour map and begin planning their routes. All works featured on the tour can be purchased at the gallery. Some of the tour’s artists include Char Avrunin, John Gernandt, Trish Salmon, Fatie Atkinson, Suzanne Gernandt, Joyce Schlapkohl, Cathey Bolton, Robert and Lucy Gibson, Debbie Skelly, and Bonnie Smith. Participants work in diverse media including clay, fiber, wood, jewelry, glass, mixed-media, sculpture and two-dimensional applications. Call 828-452-0593, visit or email for more information.

RENOWNED SOPRANO AND WAYNESVILLE RESIDENT JOYCE GUYER will perform a concert on Friday, Oct. 23, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Grace in the Mountains Episcopal Church in benefit of the Haywood County Arts Council. Kathy Geyer McNeil, a well-known local pianist, will assist the artist. Their program will be a celebration of song literature with an “Oktoberfest Liederabend” theme, including not only German songs, but also French, Italian, Spanish and American song selections. Tickets are available for $25. In addition to performing, Guyer has offered to donate a program from the 1998 Bayreuther Festspiele to auction the night of the concert. This program includes signatures from James Levine, Deborah Polaski, Poul Elming, Peter Schneider and more. Call 828-452-0593 or visit the Haywood County Arts Council’s Gallery and Gifts for tickets. Visit for more information about the concert.