THE INMAN CHAPEL’S annual homecoming and reunion with dinner on the grounds will be held Sunday. The Historic Inman Chapel is located in Haywood County, just off Lake Logan Road, adjacent to the Lake Logan Fire Department. Registration is at 10:30 a.m., and the history program is at 11:30 a.m. Bring pictures and stories. A singing will follow. Dinner will be at 12:30 p.m.; bring a dish to share. Drinks and ice will be provided. There will be an afternoon business meeting. Donations for the upkeep of the church are welcome. For more information, contact

GREAT SMOKIES CHRISTIAN HOME EDUCATORS, a local parent support group open to any legally homeschooling family in Western North Carolina, will host a registration night on Thursday, Aug. 23, in the Jackson County Library’s Conference Room. Drop by between 5-7 p.m. to find out more information and register for the group. For questions, email

DESCENDANTS OF THE DANIEL AND RUTHIE PHILLIPS FAMILY will hold a reunion at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, at the old Webster School. The event will include a covered-dish meal, and those attending are asked to bring their old photographs. Daniel and Ruthie Phillips are buried at the Balsam Grove Cemetery on Caney Fork.

THE JACKSON COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY will have its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at party headquarters on Mill Street. 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, will attend. Chairman Frank Burrell will preside. For more information, visit

THE JACKSON COUNTY BRANCH of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, which includes those from Macon and Swain counties, will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at Liberty Baptist Church. The program will follow at 11 a.m. The group will discuss the question, “Has foreign intervention in U.S. elections worsened race relations?”

THE “RIDEZ 4 MAYS FAMILY” CAR SHOW is set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Macon Appliance Mart, located at 186 Depot St. in Franklin. Cars include hot rods, classics, bikes and trucks. The entry fee is $10. There will be food, music, prizes and a raffle. All proceeds will go to the Mays family, who recently lost two children in a vehicle fire, near Balsam in Jackson County.

CITY LIGHTS BOOKSTORE will welcome Donna Everhart at 6:30 p.m. Friday to present her new novel, “The Road to Bittersweet.” Set in the Carolinas in the 1940s, a young woman reckons not just with the unforgiving landscape, but with the rocky emotional terrain that leads from innocence to wisdom. Everhart is a USA Today bestselling author from Raleigh. To reserve copies of any of her books, call City Lights at 586-9499.

THE GUARDIAN AD LITEM PROGRAM is seeking volunteers to be the voice of a child in court. This program thrives on volunteerism from those who are committed to the cause of keeping children safe from future harm. Training classes will begin on Thursdays in September, with anyone from Jackson, Haywood, Macon and Swain counties welcome. For more information, call 837-8003 or visit

THE CULLOWHEE STAFFED RECYCLING CENTER located at 4335 Little Savannah Road, will be closed beginning Monday Aug. 20, for paving repairs. It should reopen on Monday, Aug. 27.