THE SYLVA HERALD WILL BE CLOSED in observance of the Labor Day holiday Monday, Sept. 3. The deadline for classified advertising for next week’s edition is noon, Friday, and the news deadline is 5 p.m. Friday.

WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY’S Office of Professional Growth and Enrichment is offering an Aqua Fitness class in WCU’s Reid Gym. The class runs through Friday, Dec. 7. Classes will meet Monday-Thursday, 5:30-6:15 p.m. Participants will enjoy a variety of aqua exercises designed to increase cardiovascular endurance. Cost for this class is $65. For more information, visit or call 227-7397.

ANDY SHAW FORD is sponsoring a fundraiser for United Christian Ministries of Jackson County on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For every test drive taken, $20 will be donated. To meet Andy Shaw Ford’s goal, 300 drivers are needed. Call 586-0900 for more information.

THE SYLVA-WEBSTER HIGH SCHOOL Class of 1973 will hold a reunion at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Balsam Fire Department. For more information, call Vickie Ansley at 506-0279 or Pauline Beck at 586-6783.

ALL SOLID WASTE FACILITIES will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3, for the Labor Day Holiday.

A “SENIOR CELEBRATION’’ will be held Friday, Sept. 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Western Carolina University’s Ramsey Center. Attendees must be a participant of a Senior Center to attend. Call the Southwestern Commission Area Agency on Aging at 586-1962 for more information.

THE FIRST FRIDAY BOOK GROUP will meet Friday, Sept. 14, at 10 a.m. in Room 129 of the Jackson County Senior Center. This date is one week later than usual because of scheduling conflicts. The book to be discussed is “The Woman in the Window” by A.J. Finn. The Oct. 5 selection is “White House” by Amy Bloom. For more information, call 586-4940.