Western Carolina University’s First Thursday Old-Time and Bluegrass Jam Session Series for 2009-10 will continue Thursday, Dec. 3, with a concert by 16-year-old fiddler Danielle Bishop, followed by a jam session in which local musicians are invited to participate.
The North Carolina Symphony will get the season started with a concert of holiday pops at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, at the Fine and Performing Arts Center on the campus of Western Carolina University.
James Costa, professor of biology at Western Carolina University and director of the Highlands Biological Station, will read from and discuss his new book “The Annotated Origin: A Facsimile of the First Edition of ‘On the Origin of Species’” at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, in the Canterbury House of St. David’s Episcopal Church in Cullowhee.
Western Carolina University will participate in two community service projects, a film show, guest presentations and discussions, and a potluck dinner as part of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, which is Nov. 15-21.
Western Carolina University will host a gallery of exhibits and series of presentations that explore social issues, traditions, images and values of Native American communities as part of the Native American Heritage Expo on campus Nov. 16-19.
Author Dorothy Allison will participate in a public discussion of her novel “Bastard Out of Carolina” at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19, in the A.K. Hinds University Center’s theater at Western Carolina University.
Catamounts could be seen running along the Blue Ridge Parkway over the weekend of Nov. 14-15, but these weren’t of the four-legged variety. It was a contingent from Western Carolina University’s athletic training program completing the second annual Mountain Jug Run for Research.