Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center will host an edible plants workshop with biologist Jeff Gottlieb as part of its ongoing Appalachian Living craft and skills series from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 7.
Ben Steere, director of Cherokee Studies Programs and an assistant professor of anthropology at Western Carolina University, will hold a book launch for his recent publication of “The Archaeology of Houses and Households in the Native Southeast” at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva on Friday, May 12, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Road Works, Western Carolina University’s outreach program that offers free music, film and theatrical events to communities throughout the region, is presenting a musical variety show titled “Livin’ the Dream” this summer.
Films created by Western Carolina University students will be screened at the ninth annual Controlled Chaos Film Festival in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Friday, April 28.
David Dorondo, Western Carolina University associate professor of history, will speak on the topic “Administering Terror: The Wannsee Conference and the Holocaust” as the Carolina Roundtable on the World Wars meets Thursday, April 27.
The Performance Series of Western Carolina University’s John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center is presenting “Artrageous: An Interactive Art and Music Experience” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29.
The Western Carolina University Concert Band and Symphonic Band will take the stage at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, to perform a spring concert. The event is free and open to the public.
A total solar eclipse will darken the skies over a slice of Western North Carolina in August, and Enrique Gomez, associate professor of astronomy and physics at Western Carolina University, is planning a presentation to help the public understand the celestial phenomenon.