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AROUND TOWN – AUGUST 2015
Music on the Square – at 8:00 pm on Courthouse Square
Free live Bluegrass band and street dance.
July 31 Fontana Ramblers
August 7 Carolina Bluegrass Boys
August 14 Fontana Ramblers
August 21 Carolina Bluegrass Boys
August 28 No Music – HOME FOOTBALL GAME
Stompin’ Out Poverty – An Evening of Music, Dancing, BBQ and Prizes will be held at Fontana Village Resort Rec Hall on Friday, July 31 from 6-9 pm. The cost is $50 per person or $320 for a table of eight. The fund raiser will benefit Catholic Charities Services in western NC. Call 828.835-3535 for more information. This is a great opportunity to dress up (western); square dance/clog; eat some lip smackin’ bbq; and help people in our region!
Stecoah School Reunion – will be held on August 1 at Stecoah Valley Center. The doors will open at 10:00 am and everyone who attended or worked at Stecoah School is invited to attend. This year, they will recognize Paul Cable, Walt Hyde, Guilford Williams and Ed Roach. There will be a short program at 12:30 and the Schoolhouse Café will be open from 11-2 if you would like to have lunch at the school.
FARMER’S MARKET OPEN – The Graham County Farmer’s Market is now open on Saturday mornings from 8:00 to Noon in the Health Dept. Parking Lot. There is a $5 vendor’s fee. Anyone can sell their home grown produce. This week, they expect to have greens, tomatoes, onions, beans, squash, cabbage, blackberries, herbs, plants, and more! BUY LOCAL and SUPPORT LOCAL FARMERS!
Fancy Napkin Basket Class with Denise Anthony on August 1 from 10 am to 2 pm at SVC. Cost is $60.
Fund Raiser for Bill and Melinda Bailey will be held August 7 at the Snowbird Complex/Gym. They will be selling Taco dinners for $6 each including a drink. Call 479-3917 for delivery.
Yellow Creek Baptist Church Revival – Revival begins on Sunday, August 9 at 6 pm and will be held Monday through Saturday at 7 pm. Everyone is invited.
The 2015 International Canoe Federation’s Junior and U23 Wildwater Canoeing Work Championships will be held August 2-7 on the Nantahala River. Nantahala Outdoor Center is hosting the event.
Cheoah River Release Dates – No Release Dates in July or August
GUIDED HIKE – AUGUST 14 (Fri): Dog Day JK Memorial Loop Trail. Two mile moderately difficult walk in the wonderful humidity of the virgin cove hardwood forest. Meet at the Cheoah Ranger Station at 10 am and bring a lunch. Contact Joe Bonnette.
Appalachian Evenings at Stecoah Valley Center – Saturday Nights at 7:30 pm. Dinner available in The Schoolhouse Café prior to musical performances. Call 479-3364 for tickets.
August 1 Balsam Range
August 8 Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’Blues
August 15 The Jeff Little Trio
August 22 The Henhouse Prowlers
August 29 The Kruger Brothers
Quilting Class: Sawtooth Star Diamonds Wall Hanging
Wednesdays, August 5, 12 & 19
10 am – 12:30 pm each day at Stecoah Valley Center
Instructor: Rena Magolnick
Have fun making the top for this quilted wall hanging. The Sawtooth Star blocks are easy to sew. Then we’ll then turn them “on point” for diamonds. Students will learn how to make the Sawtooth Star block and how to measure & cut the side and corner setting triangles.
Basket Weaving Class: “Threesome” Basket
Thursday, August 6
10 am – 3 pm
Instructor: Denise Anthony
This class will introduce the not-so-beginner basket maker to weaving a basket with ascending sides and will also introduce adding a ‘Gretchen Rim’. Basket is woven on a slotted wood base. Weave colors will be available to choose from in class.
Craft Class: More Fun with Fabric Dyes
Friday, August 7
10 am – 4 pm (includes lunch break) at Stecoah Valley Center
Instructor: Rena Magolnick
Tuition: $45 (tuition $35; dye supplies $10)
Come have fun playing with color & pattern. We will dye fabric with fiber reactive dyes using direct application, low water immersion & some Shibori resist techniques. Techniques will be demonstrated & there will be ample time for students to experiment. Any natural plant fiber can be dyed with these dyes — cotton, linen, rayon, bamboo, silk. There are no mistakes, only ‘happy accidents’. The instructor will provide the dyes & auxiliary chemicals needed and a list of resources to help you on your way to further experimentation. A list of materials for students to bring to class will be provided with paid registration
Basket Weaving Class: Harmony Basket
Wednesday, August 19
10 am – 2 pm at Stecoah Valley Center
Instructor: Denise Anthony
In this class students will weave a basic cylinder with a continuous weave pattern, learn about traditional reed weaving materials, techniques and terminology that is unique to basket making. Stenciling and beading will be done in class with instructor’s supplies. Students will receive a written pattern and stencil to take home in addition to their finished basket.
Class: Saffron in the Garden
Thursday, August 20
10 am – noon at Stecoah Valley Center
Instructor: Kim Hainge
Saffron is considered to be the most valuable spice in the world. One of the spices mentioned in the Bible, it is harvested from autumn-blooming crocus that we can grow right in our area. Learn all about saffron, its uses and how to grow it in your own back yard. Crocus bulbs will be available for purchase so you can have saffron in your own backyard.
GUIDED HIKE – AUGUST 29 (Sat): Hangover-Haoe from Wolf Laurel Trailhead. 8+ miles, strenuous difficulty, led by Dick Evans. Meet @ Cheoah Ranger Station @ 9:00 am. on Saturday, 8/29. Bring lunch, snacks, and lots of water. Max. group limit. Call Dick @ 479-2503 for required reservations and chance
for overnight camp on Hangover.
MOTORCYCLE AND AUTO EVENTS
OutSMARTING the Dragon – August 20-23 – Come join other SMART car enthusiast in our annual rally – outSMARTing the Dragon!! Registration closes on Saturday, August 1.
Colorado Sportbike Riders Return to the Dragon August 22-29
4th Annual Dragon Run – September 5. More info at http://www.thedragonrun2015.blogspot.com/
4th Annual Volvo Dragon Slayers – September 5. More information at http://forums.swedespeed.com/showthread.php?230757
AT THE LIBRARY – August
Knit & Needlecraft Group on Tuesday August 4th at 6 PM
Adults and girls 12+ will learn to make simple scarves
(Bring a single skein of medium weight yarn and size 10 knitting needles) or bring your own project. No sign-up necessary. For more information contact Ms. April at 479-8796.
Preschool Story Time with Miss Bridget on Thursday, August 6th at 10:30 AM for ages 0-6. The theme will be Police Officers.
Summer Reading with Miss Bridget on Thursday August 6th
at 11 AM for ages 7-12. The theme is: Spies.
“A Little Bit of Everything” Book Club Discussion will be on
Friday, August 14th at 10 AM. The club is for adults and teens aged 16 and over. The book this month is: Desert Queen
by Janet Wallach (biography)
Peep Science on Tuesday, August 18 at 6 PM for children
ages 7 & Up. Join Miss Bridget in experimenting with marshmallow Peeps. For more information contact Miss Bridget at 837-2025.
Preschool Story Time with Miss Bridget When: Thursday
August 27th at 10 AM for ages 0-6. The theme will be: Picnics.
FONTANA VILLAGE RESORT – Upcoming Events
Swing Dancing Lessons – August 1 from 4-6 pm
Clogging Lessons with Bill Nichols June 16-August 11 at 4:30 pm. Meet every Tuesday in the events hall at 4:30 for clogging lessons, and 8 pm for a community Square Dance.
LakeAlooza – Labor Day Weekend – September 4-6, 2015
Holiday of Rounds – September 27-30, 2015 – Round Dance Festival
Christmas in the Smokies – December 1-30, 2015
GUIDED HIKE – Partners of Joyce Kilmer Slickrock on Monday, September 7
The walk is 2.0 miles on a paved trail along the Nantahala River. The leader will be Frank Findley. Meet at Winding Stair trail head just off US129 in Nantahala Gorge at 3 pm. Early dinner at NOC following walk. Contact Frank or Joe for more information. Donations or memberships to Partners of JK are greatly appreciated but not required to join any of the hikes. Memberships are $25. The general public is invited free-of-charge. Hike leaders: Joe Bonnette 828-479-3855 or email@example.com, Rick Davis 828-479-6177, Dick Evans 828-479-2503, Frank Findley 828-479-6487, Jim Kriner or Kim Hainge 828-479-1255, and Marshall McClung 828-479-8630.For more information, visit http://joycekilmerslickrock.org
VFW will meet on August 4 at 7:00 pm at the Veteran’s Building on Moose Branch Road.
The Lion’s Club will meet on August 4 at 6:30 pm at Papa’s Pizza.
Snowbird Community Meeting and Potluck – August 4 at 6:00 pm in the commons area of the Snowbird Complex. The guiest speaker will discuss minors’ trust funds and new planning project fo the Snowbird Senior Center. Please bring a covered dish for dinner. Everyone is invited to attend.
Low Cost Spay and Neuter Sign-Up will be hosted by the Graham County Animal Advocates the first Wednesday of each month from 3-5 pm at the Public Library. Call 479-8 684 for more information.
Two SHIIP Counseling Sessions Planned (SHIIP-Senior Health Insurance Information Program)
SHIIP Counseling Day will be held on August 20th. Call 479-7979 for an appointment.
SHIIP Counseling Day will be held on September 22. Call 479-7979 for an appointment.
Medicare Information Session – September 9 from 10 am to Noon at the Extension Center on South Main Street. It is a Medicare 101 class. If you are new to Medicare or just want to know more, join us for a free information session about all things Medicare. A counselor with the SHIIP will be there to share information and answer your questions.
Hilltop Heath Free Clinic -Wednesday mornings at the Graham County Health Department.
Free Diabetes Prevention Program Mondays 5:00-6:00 pm at the Health Dept. Conference Room.
Snowbird Library is open M-F from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
FREE MEAL PROGRAM AT RHS – FOR ALL SCHOOL AGE YOUTH M-F through August 7th. 2015
First Day of School For Kindergarten Students: August 17 for children with last names beginning with A-K and August 18 with last name starting with L-Z. Wednesday August 19 – All students will come to school. The school day is 8:00 am to 3:10 pm.
Head Start is taking Applications. Call 479-8919 for more information.
Tri-County Community College Fall Registration is open now through August 21. Classes begin August 17.
ROBBINSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
VARSITY FOOTBALL – All Varsity football games begin at 7:30 pm
August 14 @ Cherokee (Scrimmage)
August 21 @ Smoky Mountain
August 28 at HOME vs. Charlotte Country Day
September 4 @ Dade County, GA
September 10 HOME vs. Rabun Gap, GA
September 25 HOME vs. Andrews
October 2 @ Murphy
October 9 @ Rosman
October 16 HOME vs. Hayesville
October 23 – OPEN
October 30 @ Cherokee
November 5 HOME vs. Swain
JUNIOR VARSITY FOOTBALL – All Junior Varsity Games begin at 6:00 pm
August 20 HOME vs. Andrews
August 27 @ Swain
September 3 HOME vs. Rosman
September 9 HOME vs. Cherokee
September 17 HOME vs. Murphy
September 24 – OPEN
October 1 @ Andrews
October 8 @ Hayesville
August 25 @ Highlands
August 27 @Hiawassee Dam
September 1 – HOME vs. Rosman
September 3 @ Swain
September 8 – HOME vs. Nantahala
September 10 @ Andrews
September 15 – HOME vs. Cherokee
September 17 @ Hayesville
September 22 – HOME vs. Murphy
September 29 @ Rosman
October 1 – HOME vs. Swain
October 6 @ Nantahala
October 7 – HOME vs. Highlands
October 8 – HOME vs. Andrews
October 13 @ Cherokee
October 15 – HOME vs. Hayesville
October 20 @ Murphy
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.
Help others in 2015! VOLUNTEER!
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