The 2017-18 First Thursday Old-Time and Bluegrass Series at Western Carolina University continues Thursday, March 1, with a concert featuring the mountain ballads of Sarah Elizabeth Burkey and Susan Pepper.
Although ground technically was broken last summer during preliminary site preparation for a facility to replace Western Carolina University’s outdated Natural Sciences Building, a ceremonial groundbreaking officially marking the beginning of construction on the Tom Apodaca Science Building is set for Friday, March 2.
Western Carolina University student musicians will join members of the Asheville Symphony Orchestra for a performance celebrating the American musical spirit, titled “From the New World,” Thursday, Feb. 22.
“The Year of the Dog,” a celebration of the Lunar New Year, will offer cultural performances, hand-crafted items and samples of traditional Asian cuisine from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, in the Grandroom of Western Carolina University’s A.K. Hinds University Center.
North Carolina couple Shari Galiardi and Dave “Hutch” Hutchison left their full-time jobs in higher education more than five years ago to hit the road in their vintage travel trailer in pursuit of a more sustainable and adventurous lifestyle.