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One of the hottest bands in the bluegrass nation comes to Sylva on Friday, June 15, for an appearance in the Concerts on the Creek series.

Balsam Range will play a free show from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the downtown Bridge Park Pavillion beside Scott Creek.

Based in Haywood County, Balsam Range has garnered international acclaim for its rich bluegrass sound. In 2011, the band received the International Bluegrass Music Association's Song of the Year award for “Trains I Missed,” the title track from its third CD.


— Wednesday Weekly Meet-Up, June 20, 3:30-5 p.m. in the Program Room. Dream Journals & Twilight Trivia Game with Prizes. Some people remember dreams easily; others can only recall brief images or snapshots of what occurred in their dreams. Writing down your dreams helps you to remember them. Materials provided to construct your own dream journal. Next, we’ll form teams and play a wild game of “Twilight Numbered Chairs.” Don’t know “Twilight?” Your team will help you. There will be trivia about other spooky things, too.

— Thursday June 21 - Zombie Dolls & Franken-Toys 5 to 7 p.m. in the Program Room. Reduce-Reuse-Repurpose with Zombie Dolls and Franken-Toys. Come in and check out our pile of once-loved toys. Take creative control of the dismembering and reassembling. Glue things, paint things, give something two heads, four arms and a tail, if you want. The possibilities are endless, and fun.


The Jackson County Public Library in Sylva will host a free concert by the Waynesville-based Lorraine Conard Band on Thursday, June 14, at 7 p.m.

Influenced by a vast and varied mix of artists, Lorraine Conard's songwriting style ranges from toe-tapping, country-fried Americana to earthy, folk-tinged blues. All her songs, regardless of their patchwork roots, are anchored by rich, earthy vocals that are equally capable of soothing and electrifying.

Band members are Conard on vocals and rhythm guitar; Ed Kelly on mandolin and dobro; and Greg Kidd on bass.


Shows in the 2012 Summer Concert Series, presented by Western Carolina University’s Arts and Cultural Events, or ACE, happen at 7 p.m. each Thursday through June and July on the lawn of the A.K. Hinds University Center.

The concerts are free and the audience is invited to bring blankets, chairs and snacks.

Rain location is inside the University Center.

For more information, contact Lori Davis, assistant director for campus activities, at 828-227-3622 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



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