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April 2015
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Category: RecreationHIKE

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Category: CraftsGOOD FRIDAY

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Category: CraftsEASTER

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Category: RecreationSpring Wildflower Hikes

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Category: RecreationSpring Wildflower Hikes

Category: EducationalSpring Break

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Category: RecreationSpring Wildflower Hikes

Category: EducationalSpring Break

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Category: RecreationSpring Wildflower Hikes

Category: EducationalSpring Break

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Category: RecreationSpring Wildflower Hikes

Category: EducationalSpring Break

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Category: EducationalSpring Break

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Category: RecreationHIKE

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Category: RecreationJoyce Kilmer Work Day

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Category: Motorcycles and AutomobilesSCCA Chase the Dragon Hill Climb

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Category: Motorcycles and AutomobilesSCCA Chase the Dragon Hill Climb

 

AROUND TOWN IN APRIL 2015

 April Fool’s Day Hike sponsored by Partners of Joyce Kilmer Slickrock will be held on April 1.  Participants will meet at the Ranger Station at 10 a.m. Those wishing to participate in the two-mile hike to somewhere undisclosed (we heard it was Bear Creek Falls) and have lunch at Tapoco Lodge immediately following the hike, should call 479-8630.

Kid’s Science Night will be on Thursday, April 2 from 5-8 pm at RHS Commons Area.

Easter Weekend at Fontana Village Resort – April 3-5. Activities include lake tours, village tours, corn hole competitions, hikes, “egg”stravaganza crafts and games for kids, sunrise service, non-denominational church service, and a traditional Easter buffet on Sunday.   Visit www.fontanavillage.com or call 498-2211 for more information or to make reservations.

Good Friday – April 3

Easter Egg Hunt at Stecoah Valley Center on Saturday, April 4. Contests, duckie race, hunts by age group. Fun for the whole family starts at 11 am. The “Peeps on the Creek” duckie race is open to adults and children for $1 per chance. Prizes will be awarded for the first duck across the finish line in both adult and youth categories. Easter Egg Hunts by age groups for children 0-3, 4-6 and 7-12 with prizes for most eggs gathered, least eggs and other prizes for golden eggs. Other festivities include a visit from the Easter Bunny, Easter Bonnet Contest, Easter arts and crafts, refreshments and fun. The Deviled Egg Contest for adults has prizes for Best Presentation, Best Tasting and People’s Choice. Entries must be in by 10:30 am. Prepare at least 24 deviled eggs for judging and People’s Choice tasting.

Easter Egg Hunt in Robbinsville will be on Saturday, April 4.  Registration begins at 1:30 and the egg hunt will be at 2:00 pm at the Phillips and Jordan field.  There will be 4000 eggs, games and prizes for the kids.  The event is sponsored by Sweetgum, Bear Creek and Mountain Creek Churches.  All children are invited.

EASTER – April 5

Easter Sunrise Services on Sunday, April 5 – Sunrise is at 7:05 a.m.

Stecoah Gap                          @ 6:45 am

Fontana Dam                         7:00 a.m.

 

Graham County Schools’ Spring Break – April 13-17  (2nd Full Week in April)

BBQ Dinner Fund Raiser will be held on Saturday, April 11 at the Community Building on Knight Street.  Dinner will be served at 6:00 pm and there will be a presentation at 7:00 pm.  Tickets are $10 each and your donation will help local veterans.  Tickets are available from American Legion and VFW members and will be available at the door.

Appalachian Evening-2015 Concert Tickets are on sale at Stecoah Center-call 479-3364 for details.

Spring Hike Week at Fontana Village Resort – April 12-16.  Visit www.fontanavillage.com or call 498-2211.

Easy Breads Class will be offered on Thursday, April 16 from 6 – 9 pm at Stecoah Valley Center.  The instructor will be Bonnie Dodson and the cost is $20. What is better than the smell of fresh bread baking? Think you don’t have time for kneading and rising – think again. In this class, we will explore making several different kinds of bread including biscuits, focaccia, and no-knead bread baked in a Dutch oven, and all of them are easy and quick.  Class size minimum 4 students, maximum 6.

Easy Breads will be taught on Saturday, April 18 from 9 am – noon at Stecoah Valley Center. The instructor is Bonnie Dodson and the cost is $20. What is better than the smell of fresh bread baking? Think you don’t have time for kneading and rising – think again. In this class, we will explore making several different kinds of bread including biscuits, focaccia, and no-knead bread baked in a Dutch oven, and all of them are easy and quick. Class size minimum 4 students, maximum 6.

The recreation department has teamed up with active routes to school to plan a Spring Bike Day at Stanley ball field on April 18th from 10am-12pm.  There will be prizes as well.

Kid’s Fishing Day will be on Saturday, April 25 at Stanley Ball Field.  Registration will begin at 8:30 and fishing will be from 9:30 to 11:30.  There will be three tagged prize fish.  Hotdogs and drinks will be served.  For more information about the event, call Teresa at 479-3250.

RAMP DINNER – The Graham County Rescue Squad will hold their annual ramp dinner on Sunday, April 26 beginning at 11:00 a.m. and lasting until the food is gone or about 2:00 pm. The event is held at the Rescue Squad Building on Moose Branch Road.  There will be fried chicken, fried fish, hush puppies, slaw, raw ramps, cooked ramps, dessert and drink.  Come out to support this local tradition and support a very worthy cause!

 APRIL EVENTS AT THE LIBRARY

Tuesday April 7th from 6-8 PM : Knit & Needle Craft Group
Bring your own project for companionship and feedback. Or bring your own supplies (size 5 to 7 knitting needles and a skein of Medium weight yarn) to learn how to make basic dish cloths. Ages: Adults and girls 12+. No registration is required for this ongoing event.
Friday April 17th at 10 AM : Biggest Loser Trivia Party
Come play a trivia game based on the popular TV Show. Registration is required.  For everyone age 16+.

Friday April 17th at 10:45 AM : Junaluska Museum’s History: Removal in Cheoah with TJ Holland - Come hear an interesting talk by a guest presenter. Registration is required. Adult event.

Preschool Story Time with Miss Bridget is on Thursdays (see library for schedule) note: no storytime scheduled for the 9th  (April 2, 16, 23 and 30)

CHEOAH RIVER EVENTS

Cheoah River Kayaking –                                                    April 11-12

Cheoah River Kayaking –                                                    April 25-26

 HIKES with Partners of Joyce Kilmer Slick Rock

April Fools Day Hike                                                            April 1

Joyce Kilmer Loop Trail Spring Wildflower Walk           April 22

Partners of Joyce Kilmer Work Day                                 April 24

 FONTANA VILLAGE

R32s at Fontana Village                                                      April 16-19

Mini Coopers at Fontana                                                    April 29-May 3

 MOTORCYCLES & SPORTS CARS

Rocking the Dragon-Hondas                                              April 9-12

15th Annual Spyders on the Dragon                                 April 17-19

RECURRING ACTIVITIES

Free Soup on Thursdays from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Episcopal-Lutheran Church basement on South Main Street.

STARS – Stecoah Theater After-School Rising Stars Program at Stecoah Valley Center.  Wednesday and Thursday.  For more information call 479-3364.  The Stecoah After-School Program operates M-F with bus transportation provided to children to Stecoah and back to RHS.

Junior Appalachian Musicians at Stecoah Valley Center on Mondays and Tuesdays after school.  Transportation provided to Stecoah and back to Robbinsville. The Stecoah After-School Program operates M-F with bus transportation provided to children to Stecoah and back to RHS. For more information call 479-3364 and speak with Terri Jiang.

Kids Klub-After-School Program- Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5:30 at Robbinsville United Methodist Church.  It is free.

Dental Clinic – Monday-Thursday 8:00-5:00. Medicaid, Health Choice and private pay.  One free clinic per year.

Women’s Bible Study – Tuesdays at 10:00 am at the United Methodist Church from September through May.

Sugar Free: Diabetes Support Group – First and third Mondays of each month from 5:30-7:30 pm at Extension Center.

Pre-School Storytime at the Library at 10:00 am on Thursday mornings.

Knitting Group – First Tuesdays of each month at 6:00 pm at the Library.

 Start 2015 helping others!

 Here are a few places you could volunteer your time:

Tourism Ambassadors – Call 479-3790

Graham County Heritage Festival – Call 479-3250

Hospice – Call 828-516-9475

Graham Health Care – Call 479-8421

U.S. Forest Service Office Front Desk – Call 479-6431

4-H Volunteers – Call 479-7979

Stecoah Valley Center – Call 479-3364

Dolly’s Imagination Library – Contact Jim & Donna Mize

Girl Scouts & Boy Scouts