DISABILITY PARTNERS will have its annual Celebration of the Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act at noon Thursday, July 11. There will be BBQ and vegetarian options, plus sides. RSVP to Mandy by July 5 at 631-1167. DisAbility Partners’ Sylva Office is at 525 Mineral Springs Drive, Sylva.
Webster Memorial Cemetery will hold Clean Up Day at 9 a.m. Saturday. Bring shovels, weed eaters, rakes, wheelbarrows, trash bags, gloves. Alternate rain day will be determined at a later date. For more information, call Roz Behre at 269-7759 or 293-9314, or Louise Stephens at 456-6417.
William E. Dillard American Legion Post 104 is holding the annual flag retirement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday. People with flags needing to be properly retired are welcome to come to the ceremony or drop them off in front of the door of the post in a bag or box, so they are not touching the ground. The post is at 915 West Main St. For more information, call Post Commander Ed Harwood at 399-0861.
CITY LIGHTS BOOKSTORE presents author Michael Havelin at 3 p.m. Saturday. Havelin will launch his latest book in the Ben Bones series, “Ben Bones & the Uncivil War.” In the sixth book in the Ben Bones saga, a family stands divided on states rights and two brothers end up serving on different sides of the Civil War. Havelin will read a few select passages from his novel, answer questions and sign books. To order copies, call City Lights at 586-9499.
THE INTERNATIONAL ESSENTIAL TREMOR FOUNDATION support group will meet at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Jackson County Senior Center Room 135. Learn coping skills and available products to help. Learn the difference between Parkinson’s and essential tremor. The group serves people in Jackson, Macon, Swain and Haywood counties. Individuals interested in attending should contact Ted Kubit at 736-3165 or email@example.com.
THE JUNE MEMBERSHIP MEETING of the Jackson County NAACP will be held in the Jackson County Library Community Room in Sylva at 10 a.m. Saturday. The Membership Committee will continue introducing segments of its “Orientation package.” Lunch will be served between the two presentations. At 11 a.m., Penelope Smith’s presentation will cover the “Accomplishments of the NAACP Since Its 1909 Inception.” At 1 p.m., Elizabeth McRae will speak about the country’s social, political and judicial climate from after the Civil War until the founding of the NAACP.
The Jackson County Republican Party will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the Masonic Lodge in Sylva. Dinner will be provided.
THE JACKSON COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY (jacksondems.com) will hold its monthly meeting 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at party headquarters, 500 Mill St., Sylva. Monthly meetings include all precinct officers and party executive officers, as well as representatives of auxiliary organizations (Men’s Club, Democratic Women, Young Dems).
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY invites actors to audition for Playfest from 7-9 p.m. Monday at the Albert Carlton Cashiers Community Library. Players will read their scripts. No memorization is necessary. Playfest is a free community event held biennially at the Library. This year’s Playfest will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 15.
GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK will host the annual Women’s Work Festival at the Mountain Farm Museum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m Saturday. Park staff and volunteers will showcase mountain lifeways and customs that women practiced to care for their families in the late 19th and early 20th century. The Mountain Farm Museum is located on Newfound Gap Road, adjacent to the Oconaluftee Visitor Center. For more information, call the visitor center at 497-1904.