SCC offers A welding workshop from 5:30-9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 9-10, in the Summit Building. Registration fee is $70. For more information or to register, contact David Rogers at 339-4218 or d_rogers@southwesterncc.edu.

JACKSON COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 15, at the Cashiers-Glenville Recreation Center on 355 Frank Allen Road. Republicans are invited to meet the new party officers and join plans to re-elect President Donald Trump, a Republican governor, Jackson County commissioners and state legislators in 2020. For additional information, contact Chairman George Durden at 813-817-7318.

Harrah’s Cherokee Casinos will be hosting its third annual Toy Run to benefit Toys for Tots on Saturday, July 13. Riders can choose to start their route at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort or Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel. Registration for each ride will begin at 9 a.m. The registration fee is $25 and will include a T-shirt.

Nantahala Ranger District will temporarily close Moses Creek Road (FSR 4651) through the summer beginning Monday for logging operations.The road will reopen as soon as crews complete work and remove equipment from the roadway. Visitors should avoid areas where logging operations are occurring. When driving, give logging trucks a wide berth. For more information contact Bryan Killian on the Nantahala Ranger District at 524-6441.

Parkinson’s Support in the Mountains will meet at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 11, in the Heritage Room of the Jackson County Department on Aging, 100 County Services Park in Sylva. The meeting is open to all interested persons.

Jack the Dipper Ice Cream holds “Thanks for Your Patriotism,” from 4-7 p.m. July 8, 15, 22 and 29. Any child (age 12 and under, accompanied by an adult) who can recite the Pledge of Allegiance gets a free child’s scoop in a cake cone, cup or warm waffle cone.