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North Carolina potter Mark Hewitt will hold ceramics demonstrations and give an artist’s talk Thursday, Feb. 27, at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center at Western Carolina University. The event was previously set for Feb. 13, but was postponed because of the threat of winter weather.

Demonstrations of the art of throwing ceramics will be in Room 151 from 9:30 a.m. until noon and 1:30 p.m. until 4 p.m. Hewitt will give an artist’s talk at 5 p.m. in Room 130.

Hewitt’s visit to the WCU School of Art and Design is funded by the Randall and Susan Parrott Ward Endowed Fund for Ceramics. All events are free and open to the public.


Due to potential inclement weather, the Macon County Community Foundation is postponing the Mystery Dinner Theater performance of “Reading Aunt Louise’s Will” from the scheduled Feb. 21 and 22, until May 9 and 10. The venue will remain Tessentee Farms.

The starring cast is as follows: former Mayor Joe Collins, Theresa Ramsey, Betsey Gooder, Tim Hubbs, Michele Hubbs, Louise Henry, Jim Breedlove, Mandy Snow Lail, Pam Collins, Granville Younce, Karen Kenney, Tom Ritter, Larry Stenger, Chief David Adams, Karen Stiwinter and the director is Terri Stenger.

For tickets, call Karen Stiwinter at (828)524-5200.

The London-based Vida Guitar Quartet brought instructive performances to students in Macon Middle School and East Franklin Elementary School on Monday, Feb. 3.

Praised by Acoustic Magazine for their vitality and spontaneity, the internationally acclaimed quartet played pieces that spanned music styles from opera to jazz, and demonstrated a variety of guitar playing techniques.

Vida Quartet members are Mark Ashford, Mark Eden, Helen Sanderson, and Chris Stell.

These programs were part of the Arts Council of Macon County's Artists-in-the-Schools Program.


Have you ever wished you could get help finding a good book to read but didn't have the time to make a trip to the library? Fontana Regional Library is launching a new feature of its website that highlights new and recommended books for readers of all ages across Macon, Jackson, and Swain counties, selected exclusively by staff in our local libraries. The service, called "Check This Out!", is on the library's homepage (http://www.fontanalib.org/) and can be accessed from anywhere.

The site suggests new books in more than 20 different categories and genres, selected by local library staff and available on Fontana Regional Library shelves. A link on the library homepage directs people to "Check This Out!", which opens as a separate webpage with tabs highlighting selected new and noteworthy items on library shelves, complete with descriptions and cover photos.Titles for children and young adults, as well as large print books, are also included. Clicking on a book link takes readers directly to the library catalog, and anyone with a library card in good standing can request the book or add it to a personal reading list.


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