CITY LIGHTS BOOKSTORE will host four poets at 3 p.m. Saturday to celebrate National Poetry Month. Dee Stribling writes poetry and prose primarily around rural landscape and culture. She is the current Poet Laureate of Hillsborough. Kim Blum-Hyclak makes her home and her garden in Lancaster, South Carolina, but her roots remain in Ohio. She writes a mix of poetry and prose, with grace and beauty being the common thread. Sue Dunlap lives in Walland, Tennessee, in the foothills of the Southern Appalachians. She writes poetry and prose, mainly about the culture of her people. Laurie Wilcox-Meyer was born in Louisiana and now lives in Asheville. She will be reading from two collections: “Of Wilderness and Flight” and “Circling Silence.” To reserve copies of these artists’ work, call City Lights at 586-9499.
CARDINAL SPRING MARKET, the second annual fundraiser for Victory Christian School, is set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, with numerous marketeers, bake sale items and homemade crafts available. For more information, call 507-1885.
THE JACKSON COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY will have its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Masonic Lodge at 223 Wilkes Crescent Drive, Sylva. For more information, contact George Durden, Jackson County GOP chairman, at 813-817-7318.
THE JACKSON COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at party headquarters on Mill Street. Monthly meetings include all precinct officers and party executive officers, as well as representatives of auxiliary organizations such as the Men’s Club, Democratic Women and Young Dems. Chairman Frank Burrell will preside. For more information, visit www.jacksondems.com.
VERO HEALTH AND REHAB, formerly called Blue Ridge Healthcare on the Mountain, will have an Easter egg hunt at 2 p.m. Saturday for ages up to 10. Prizes will be given.
THE COMMUNITY TABLE will hold a Blue Plate Special from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, sponsored by Creekside Oyster House and Grill. The menu includes grilled catfish and popcorn shrimp with rice and maple-glazed carrots in a citrus-butter sauce, or a Tuscan vegetable medley over rice, with spice cake for dessert. Dine-in or carry-out meals are available; carry-out orders can be called in as early as Monday at 586-6782. The cost is a minimum $7 donation.
THE JACKSON COUNTY SENIOR CENTER will host its annual yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. There will be at least 35 tables filled with items to buy. All proceeds help support the Smoky Mountain Senior Games and the Jackson County Senior Center. Call 586-5494 for more information.
THE WHNS-TV (CHANNEL 21 FOX CAROLINAS) translator that serves the Sylva area is temporarily out of order. A new antenna is expected to be operational later this month. At that time the translator will move to channel 23 from channel 44. Viewers who receive the WHNS signal over the air, rather than by cable or satellite, will need to rescan their digital televisions.