Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Day, a free family oriented festival that celebrates Southern Appalachian culture through concerts, living-history demonstrations, competitions and awards programs, will be held Saturday, Sept. 30, on the WCU campus, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The eighth annual Rooted in the Mountains symposium at Western Carolina University will have a theme of “Duyuk’ dv’ I,” which translates to “The Correct Way” in Cherokee, on Thursday, Sept. 28, and Friday, Sept. 29.
It’s September in the hills when Western Carolina University’s fall foliage forecaster Beverly Collins attempts to quantify the quality of the annual color show in Western North Carolina through a scientific-based prediction. And Collins is anticipating a good display across the mountains this year.
Western Carolina University’s Hunter Library will host a free program Thursday, Sept. 28, titled “The Legacy of a Mountain Man: True Adventures in the Smokies,” and presented by Jim Casada, a noted outdoors writer and Smokies enthusiast.
Western Carolina University’s School of Music will present a free concert featuring clarinet and piano with performances of 20th-century masterworks Tuesday, Sept. 26, in the recital hall of the Coulter Building on the WCU campus.