A COMMUNITY SQUARE DANCE will be held from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at the old Webster School. Caller Rodney Sutton will teach and call all dances to live old-time music. No experience or partner is necessary. For more information, email email@example.com.
THE AMERICAN RED CROSS will have a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday in Skyland Care Center’s therapy gym. For more information, contact Kayla Shepherd at 586-8935.
THE BLUE PLATE SPECIAL at The Community Table on Wednesday, March 27, hosted by Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, features a menu of roasted chicken Provençal, flank steak bordelaise, vegetarian broiled heirloom tomatoes topped with Raclette cheese and capers, carrots and early peas with fennel and spring onions, potato, parsnips and cauliflower purée with truffle-infused cream and rustic French baguettes, plus sweet dessert crêpes. The meal is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; cost is a minimum $7 donation. Dine-in or carry-out meals are available. Carry-out orders can be called in as early as Monday at 586-6782. The Community Table is located on Central Street next to the Sylva pool. Additional parking is available at Bridge Park.
THE MARCH FOR MEALS ON WHEELS is set for Saturday at the Jackson County Farmers Market. Registration is at 11:30 a.m., and the march is at noon. The event is to help the Jackson County Department on Aging recruit more volunteers to feed the county’s elderly citizens.
JOE LANDWEHR will visit City Lights Bookstore at 6:30 p.m. Friday to present his two volumes of “Astrology and the Archetypal Power of Numbers.” Part one, “A Contemporary Reformulation of Pythagorean Number Theory,” is an exploration of Pythagoras’ teachings about numbers. Part two, “The Construction of the Birthchart by Number,” is an explanation of how this sense of number is reflected astrologically and in history. Landwehr, a Whittier resident, is an astrologer with more than 45 years of experience. To reserve copies of his books, call City Lights at 586-9499.
THE 2019 FAR WEST CONFERENCE for adoptive and foster families in Western North Carolina, including those in Jackson County, is set for Friday, April 5, and Saturday, April 6, at the Fun Factory in Franklin. There will be programs, events, food and guest speakers for both children and adults. Foster and adoptive parents will receive up to eight hours credit toward re-licensure. To register, or for more information, visit www.childrenshopealliance.org/farwestconference or call Joe Barkowitz at 242-4681.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY will hold a grand opening for its new location at 1315 W. Main St. in Sylva (across from Southern Concrete) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. There will be free hot dogs and popcorn, giveaways and more. A fire inspector will be on hand from 10 a.m. to noon to sign families up for smoke alarms.
DML TWO ENTERPRISES of Bryson City, a partnership of Dana Smith and Mike Martone, purchased both the Sylva and Waynesville locations of Jack the Dipper Ice Cream. “We are looking forward to a strong reintroduction of the community involvement, fundraising tradition and activities that Jack the Dipper has been known for in the past,” Smith said.
A YARD/GARAGE SALE, sponsored by the East LaPorte Masonic Lodge and Dillsboro Masonic Lodge, is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at 715 E. Main St., next to Stanberry Insurance. Items for sale include furniture, books, and shop and home items.
THE JACKSON COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL CHORAL DAY is set for Friday at Western Carolina University. Sixth- through eighth-grade chorus students from five county schools will meet under the leadership of guest conductor Bob Holquist. A final concert will be presented at 6 p.m. in the Coulter Recital Hall. This event is being funded by the Jackson County Arts Council.
REGISTRATION is open for a peer-to-peer education class from NAMI Appalachian South. This eight-week series, beginning Saturday, April 6, offers an approach to recovery through lecture, discussion, interactive exercises and more. Classes will be held at 80 Heritage Hollow Drive in Franklin. To register, or for more information, call 200-3000 or 507-8789, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.