THE JACKSON COUNTY SOLID WASTE DEPARTMENT will accept Christmas trees for free from county residents at the Cashiers Transfer Station located at 4560 Highway 107 South and at the Jackson County Transfer Station at 1172 Mineral Spring Drive, Sylva. Decorations must be removed from the tree. For more information call 586-7577.

PARKINSON’S SUPPORT IN THE MOUNTAINS will meet at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9 in the Heritage Room of the Jackson County Department on Aging. The meeting is open to everyone interested in learning more about the disease.

THE JACKSON COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY will host a meeting for residents in the newly formed Sylva/Dillsboro combined precinct at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 500 Mill St. The purpose of the meeting is to recognize the precinct from the former Sylva South and Sylva/North Dillsboro precincts. Officers will be elected and refreshments will be served. For more information contact Betty Dishman at 331-9626 after 5 p.m. or on weekends.