OCHRE HILL BAPTIST CHURCH will open The Lord’s Closet from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27. A meal will be served, and food boxes, clothing, shoes and household items will be available.

THE GUARDIAN AD LITEM program is seeking volunteers to be the voice of a child in court. A training class for volunteers in Jackson and surrounding counties starts in March. Those interested can call 587-2087 or visit www.volunteerforgal.org for more information.

THE EVERGREEN FOUNDATION will host an information session at 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 8, in the first-floor conference room at the Jackson County Library. This is for organizations interested in submitting a grant proposal for 2019-20; the deadline to submit is 5 p.m. Friday, May 31. The Evergreen Foundation’s focus is on improving the lives of individuals who have behavioral health, intellectual/developmental disabilities, or substance use issues in Jackson and other regional counties. Grant priorities include proposals on infrastructure of the private provider network, start up and/or new service provision, public awareness/education, and advocacy on behalf of consumers and the provider network. To register, or for more information, email Denise Coleman at dcoleman@evergreennc.org or call 421-7483 and leave a voicemail.

BALSAM MOUNTAIN TRUST will host a Jurassic Journey from 1-2:30 p.m. Sunday. Attendees will explore the adaptations and behaviors of dinosaurs by taking a close-up look at their modern cousins: resident reptiles and birds of prey. Space is limited, and registration is required by Friday. There is no cost, but donations are accepted. To register, email or call Director Michael Skinner at mskinner@bmtrust.org or 631-1062.

THE WESLEY FOUNDATION will have a yard sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Cullowhee Methodist Church. All items are priced as “donation only.” All proceeds go toward the hurricane relief mission trip planned for May.

VETERANS AND FRIENDS will hold a dutch-treat lunch at noon Tuesday at El Patron in Sylva. For more information, call Lyn Lazar at 864-630-5544 or email lynlazar@gmail.com.

THE COMMUNITY TABLE will hold a Blue Plate Special meal Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The menu is three-cheese penne marinara pasta w/optional meatballs; vegetarian Johnny Marzetti; salad, bread and carrot cake or chocolate cake. The 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 swimming pool.

THE U.S. NAVY BAND concert scheduled for today (Thursday) at WCU has been canceled due to the storm system impacting much of the United States.