THE BIG LATCH-ON is an event to celebrate breastfeeding at 10 a.m. Saturday at Bridge Park. Food, drinks, facepainting and other activities will be available. At one point, mothers will be encouraged to breastfeed simultaneously and the number of latches will be added to the global total. See for details.

The Cullowhee Community Garden, at 65 S. Painter Road, invites volunteers to participate in volunteer workdays at 3 p.m. until dusk every Wednesday. Volunteer activities could include weeding, mulching and general garden maintenance. For questions about workdays, call Adam Bigelow at 587-8212.

EQUINOX RANCH seeks volunteers to help transform their building to meet the needs of their program for combat veterans. Volunteers of all experiences and skill levels are welcome. Email or call 356-8307.

THE JEROME AND SARAH ASHE SUTTON FAMILY REUNION will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Savannah Community Center, 4746 U.S. 441, Sylva. Call 734-8347 for more information.

City Lights Bookstore will host author Fred Chappell at 6:30 p.m. Friday. He will present his new poetry collection, “As If It Were.” Chappell is the author of more than 30 volumes of poetry and prose. He was the poet laureate of North Carolina from 1997-2002. To reserve copies of “As If It Were” call City Lights at 586-9499.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Cherokee Memorial Post 8013 meets at 6 p.m. the first Monday of each month at 915 W. Main St., Sylva. Contact Quatermaster Stephen Brown at 497-2515 or for details.

Parkinson’s Support in the Mountains will meet at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, in the Heritage Room of the Jackson County Department on Aging, 100 County Services Park.