CLARIFICATION: In the May 30 issue of The Sylva Herald, in a story about the county library budget request, it was reported the Jackson County Library had “several hundred thousand” visits last year, not including visits to the Albert-Carlton Cashiers Community Library. County Librarian Tracy Fitzmaurice said the number of 200,000 visits includes both libraries, in Sylva and Cashiers.
THE GATHERING PLACE at St. David’s Episcopal Church will host a community viewing and planning workshop about climate change solutions titled “Paris to Pittsburgh” at 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 24. For information or to reserve a seat, call 331-1472. St. David’s is at 385 Forest Hills Road, Cullowhee.
THE “CREATING ART AT THE HOMESTEAD” art workshop will be held from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, June 22, in the Tuckasegee Valley. Participants will have the opportunity to try their hands at pastel painting while on a farm homestead with a river view, mountains all around, a waterfall and structures from the early days of settling the mountains. Directions to the location will be supplied to those who reserve their workshop space. Artist Doreyl Cain will facilitate the workshop and teach the basics of composition, perspective, color theory and painting spontaneously. All materials will be furnished, along with a healthy snack. Contact Cain at 293-2239 or message on Facebook for reservations.
THE APPALACHIAN WOMEN’S MUSEUM will hold a “stitching on the porch” (doing needlework like chicken scratch, candlewicking, cross stitch and hand quilting) with Junetta Pell and Cheryl Beck from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The museum will be open every Saturday through October.
BELCHER COLLEGE OF FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS students will perform in the Community Room of the Jackson County Library. At 6 p.m. Tuesday, five Western Carolina University students will present the Summer of 2019 Musical Review. The group will perform works from the contemporary musicals “Wicked” and “Pippin.” The performance is free and will run less than an hour. For more information, contact the library at 586-2016.
PARKINSON’S SUPPORT IN THE MOUNTAINS will meet at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 13, in the Heritage Room of the Jackson County Senior Center. Martha Kent will discuss the importance of diet as it relates to Parkinson’s disease.
THE JACKSON VOLUNTEER CENTER offers many opportunities for service in the community, including helping prepare the garden at Full Spectrum Farms. Also, the sign-up period has opened for the “Hands On Jackson” event in October. Call 356-2833 for more information or visit www.hajavc.org for the full list of volunteer options.