THE JACKSON COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT is partnering with Mike and Norma Clayton to prepare and promote a fall 2018 community litter sweep week, called “Cleaning Up the Mountains.” Materials such as bags, safety vests, gloves, instructions and safety information will be available at the Public Works Department, located at 876 Skyland Drive in Sylva. The actual clean-up week is scheduled for Oct. 29 through Nov. 2. Participants, once the litter sweep has been completed, can call 631-0272 and let the N.C. Department of Transportation know what road has been cleaned and the number of bags that need to be picked up. For more information, call 586-2437 or email Working on photo ID.

THE FIRST FRIDAY BOOK CLUB will meet on Friday, Nov. 2, in Room 129 of the Jackson County Senior Center. The book to be discussed in “Never Caught” by Erica Armstrong Dunbar. The Dec. 7 selection is “The House of Broken Angels,” by Luis Alberto Urrea. For more information call 586-4940.