THE JACKSON COUNTY VETERANS OFFICE will hold a blood drive from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Friday at Bridge Park. To make an appointment, visit and enter sponsor code 6966. All donors will receive a $20 eGift card.

The WCU CAMP KESEM CHAPTER has announced finalized dates for their Fall Virtual Information Session for Prospective Families. The event will take place at noon Sunday. Those who wish to attend can RSVP at Zoom links will be sent directly to all families and community connections once RSVP’d.

CULLOWHEE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT will sell eastern-style barbecue by the pound from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23. The barbecue costs $10 per pound with drive-thru pick-up at 4277 Little Savannah Road. Proceeds benefit the CVFD.

THE JACKSON COUNTY BRANCH OF THE NAACP will hold its October membership meeting online at 10 a.m. Saturday. The topic for discussion is “How American Rescue Plan Act Funds can best help residents of WNC.” Email to receive instructions to join online. The public is welcome.

JACKSON COUNTY RESIDENTS can apply to the Waynesville Salvation Army for holiday assistance from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, at the First Presbyterian Church, in Sylva. The applications are for Thanksgiving food boxes and Christmas food boxes and angel tree gifts. For further information on what to bring to apply or for location information, call 456-7111, ext. 1.