CONGREGATION BAMIDBAR will hold a Shabbat service on Saturday, March 14, at 10:30 a.m. at the community building of the United Methodist Church. Call Phyllis Cardoza at 828-369-9270 for more information.


THE SWAIN BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER will hold a Fracking and Landowners Rights meeting on Monday, March 16, at 7 p.m. Ted Feitshans, North Carolina extension specialist in agriculture economics and environmental law, and James Robinson, research and policy associate at Rural Advancement Foundation International, will be the speakers. Call 828-246-1186 for more information.

SMOKY MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY THEATRE will host its seventh annual Celtic Concert on Saturday, March 14, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $6. Bean Sidhe (pronounced banshee) is one of the groups who will be performing. The group plays traditional Celtic tunes and ballads using acoustic instruments covering a broad range of folk music from Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales. Call 828-488-8103 for more information.


CLYDE METHODIST CHURCH will have a pancake breakfast on Saturday, March 14, from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. There will be all-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage. Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for kids.


A PANCAKE BREAKFAST community fundraiser will be held Saturday, March 14, from 7 to 10 a.m. at Fatz Restaurant. All tips and proceeds will go to the Scottish Tartans Museum. Advance tickets are available at the Scottish Tartans Museum.

THE AVIATION HISTORICAL SOCIETY will meet Tuesday, March 17, at 10:30 a.m. at the Macon County Airport. The focus of the meeting will be on the British Royal Air Force Vulcan bomber. Following a video, Jim Thompson will moderate a discussion of this unique plane best known to Americans from the James Bond movie “Thunderball.” Call 506-5869 or email for more information.

MACON COUNTY LIBRARY will offer a class on how to write a resume and cover letter at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18. This workshop is free; however, space is limited and reservations suggested. Call 828-524-3600 for more information or to make reservations.


THE HART STUDIO SEASON will continue this weekend with the opening of Anton Chekov’s classic drama “The Sea Gull.” The production is being staged by the Mountain Art Theater and is an original adaptation. The show has performances scheduled for Friday, March 13, and Saturday March 14, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 15, at 3 p.m. Reservations are recommended. Call 828-456-6322 or visit to reserve seats.