Blue Ridge Watermedia Society will hold their monthly meeting at 6:45 p.m. Oct. 9 at the First Baptist Church on Main Street in Waynesville. The guest speaker will be Jesse Clay, who was a senior illustrator at Disney World for 22 years (as pictured). The event is free and open to the public.
Last week, we set the stage for the 29th annual Great Smoky Mountains Birding Expedition (GSMBE). The group starts at 9 a.m. at George and Elizabeth Ellison’s office/studio in downtown Bryson City. I know, birders out there are rolling their eyes — to start a count at 9 a.m. is like missing half the day, but there are caveats.