THE SYLVA HERALD will be closed Monday for Memorial Day. The deadline for news and classified advertising will be noon Friday.

THE NEXT COMMUNITY SQUARE DANCE is 7-9 p.m. Saturday, at the Family Resource Center (old Webster School), 1528 Webster Road. Caller Todd Woerner will teach and call all dances to live old-time music featuring fiddler Rob Fong. No experience or partner or fancy outfit is required.

THE JACKSON COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT is conducting a short survey to gain information on an indoor pool in the county. The survey will take approximately 2-3 minutes to complete and closes Friday, June 14. Log onto and on the main page click the link that reads “access to indoor pool survey.”

THE COMMUNITY FRONT PORCH at Sylva’s Habitat Store hosts the Jackson County Library from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday to share information about the Library’s summer children’s programs. Habitat is at 1315 W. Main St.

UNITED CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES OFFERS FREE RAFTING TRIPS in exchange for 10 cans of food per person on Sunday, June 2. The Dillsboro River Company (507-2428) and Smoky Mountain River Adventures (586-5285) will provide the rafting.

CITY LIGHTS BOOKSTORE will host Dana Wildsmith and Susan O’Dell Underwood to read from their latest collections of poetry, “One Light” and “The Book of Awe,” respectively. See them at 3 p.m. Saturday. City Lights is at 3 E. Jackson St. and

ALL JACKSON COUNTY SOLID WASTE FACILITIES will be closed on Monday for the Memorial Day holiday.

THE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY will feature Michelle Gable at 3 p.m. Friday for the “Author Talks” speaker series at the Albert-Carlton Cashiers Community Library. Gable is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author based in San Diego, California. She has published two novels, “A Paris Apartment” in 2014 and “I’ll See You in Paris” in 2016, the former of which has appeared on The New York Times Best Seller List. She is the author of the soon-to-be-released “The Summer I Met Jack.”

JACKSON COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS, in partnership with Webster Enterprises, Macon Citizens Habilities and the Jackson County Library, will show a documentary from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, at the Library. The documentary from award-winning filmmaker Dan Habib tells the story of three young adults with intellectual disabilities challenging perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college and the work force. Refreshments and a variety of transition resources from local organizations will be made available beginning at 5 p.m. The film starts at 6 p.m. with a panel discussion to follow. For more information, contact Ashley Taylor at 586-2311, ext. 1922, or

THE SPORTSMAN ASSOCIATION and Jackson County Parks and Recreation will be hosting the annual Kids Learn to Fish Day on Saturday, June 1. The program will run from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and will include a casting contest, big fish contest and a learning activity with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. The event will conclude with a fish fry for parents and participants. It will be limited to the first 40 youth between the ages of 7-13 to register, and registration is underway. Register online at

THE COMMUNITY TABLE will hold its Blue Plate Special from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, May 29. Ferrara Pizza and Pasta will serve penne alla vodka or baked ziti with a salad, bread and Gary’s peach cobbler. Cost is $7 minimum.

DOGWOOD CRAFTERS offers a three-part knitting class with instructor June Wiggins beginning 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, at the Dillsboro Masonic Lodge and meeting June 12 and 26 after that. Call 586-2248 to register by Sunday.