Calendar of Events

 

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February 2016
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January 31, 2016 February 1, 2016 February 2, 2016 February 3, 2016 February 4, 2016 February 5, 2016 February 6, 2016
February 7, 2016 February 8, 2016 February 9, 2016 February 10, 2016 February 11, 2016 February 12, 2016 February 13, 2016
February 14, 2016 February 15, 2016 February 16, 2016 February 17, 2016 February 18, 2016 February 19, 2016 February 20, 2016
February 21, 2016 February 22, 2016 February 23, 2016 February 24, 2016 February 25, 2016 February 26, 2016 February 27, 2016
February 28, 2016 February 29, 2016 March 1, 2016 March 2, 2016 March 3, 2016 March 4, 2016 March 5, 2016

AROUND TOWN – January-March 2016

Watch the Icycle Mountain Bike Event at FontanaSaturday, January 30.

This action-packed day and evening will be enjoyed by all! The Icycle Cross Country Le Mans begins at 11:00 am in 5 minute waves for Sport, Big Bike and Beginner categories. At 1:00 pm, Expert and Single-Speed categories start. The 7-mile course is one of the finest western North Carolina single-tracks.  Then on Sunday, keep the fun going with a Disc Golf Tournament.  Spectators can watch the bike race start and finish in the Village.

 

Conference Wrestling Tournament at RHS – Saturday, January 30, 2016.  Starts at 9:00 am.

 

5th Sunday Gospel Singing – Mountain Creek Baptist Church on Sunday, January 31 at 6:00 pm.

 

Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser for RHS Band – Tuesday, February 2 from 4-6 pm at the high school.  $5 entry fee and $5 admission fee will pay for three small cups of chili, chips and a drink. Call Mr. Stout at 479-3330 for more information.

 

Meeting/Box Supper/Auction/Hotdog Sale – Snowbird Community Club will host this event on Tuesday, February 2 at 6:30 pm. Special guest speaker will be EMS Staff from Cherokee.  Everyone is invited.

 

Book Sale – Graham County Public Library on Knight Street.  Some books are as low as 3 for $1.  Youth books are buy 5 get one free.

 

Public Safety College – February 18-21, 2016 at Fontana Village.  Fire Certification, Fire and Rescue, Driver/Operator Certification, and National Fire Academy classes will be offered.  Call 828.835.4251 for more information.

 

Hotdog Lunch at First Baptist Church for Polar Plunge (Special Olympics) – Sunday, February 21 after church services are finished.  There will be hotdogs, chips, dessert and drink.  Donations accepted.

 

Tax Preparation – State Employees Credit Union – Call 479-8576.

Holidays and Special Events – President’s Day – February 15                     

 

Fontana Village Resort – Phone 498-2211 or visit http://www.fontanavillage.com/

Fontana Village Icycle Mountain Bike Event – January 30, 2016

Valentine’s Weekend & Dinner at the Village – February 12-14

 

Snowbird Mountain Lodge – 479-3433 phone or website http://snowbirdlodge.com/

Snowbird Lodge is closed in January and will reopen on February 5, 2016.

Snowbird Lodge Valentine’s Day Dinner on Saturday, Feb 13, 2016

Snowbird Lodge Wine Dinner with Steve Pigniatello on Saturday, Feb 20, 2016

 

Cheoah River Release Dates- 2016February 27-28 (Saturday, Sunday)

 

GRAHAM COUNTY SCHOOLShttp://www.graham.k12.nc.us/

Parent Conferences & Early Release – February 4

RHS Basketball on January 29 at Andrews

 

FEBRUARY HIKE SCHEDULE – Partners of Joyce Kilmer Slickrock

FEBRUARY 10 (Wednesday): Bi-monthly Partners Meeting. 10 am at the Cheoah Ranger Station. Walk Cheoah Trail at 12:45.

FEBRUARY 14 (Sunday): Sweetheart Walk. Meet at 2:30 pm at the RHS track parking lot and walk around the schools paved fitness trail and the new outdoor pavilion, ball field, and new section of trail. 1.5 mile easy walk. Contact Joe B or Rick Davis.

FEBRUARY 22 (Monday): Hike, Full Moon & Hot Chocolate Party #2. Stecoah Gap at 5:00 pm. Bring chairs, snacks, drinks, warm clothes. Fire provided. Come at 3 pm for 5 mile easy hike to Locust Cove and back. Contact Dick or Dave Hagen.

FEBRUARY 29 (Monday): Leap Day Santeetlah Trail – Long Hungry Hike. 3.5 mile easy hike from gate near Carver Cem. at 1 pm

Car Seat Check & Drawing – January 8 at Graham County Health Department.Call 479-7900 extension 2614 for more information.

 

Manna Food Distribution at Grace Fellowship Church on Wednesday, January 13 beginning at Noon.  Bring a box.

 

GREAT Annual Meeting will be held in March 2016.

 

 

Benefit for Ellie Moody will be rescheduled.

 

Holidays and Special Events

President’s Day – February 15                         

Daylight Saving Time Starts – March 13        

St. Patrick’s Day – March 17                   

Good Friday – March 25                                    

Easter – March 27

 

Fontana Village Resort – Phone 498-2211 or visit http://www.fontanavillage.com/

Fontana Village Icycle Mountain Bike Event – January 30, 2016

Valentine’s Weekend & Dinner at the Village – February 12-14

2016 Fontana Classic Bass Fishing Tournament on March 12 & 13; 7:00 to 3:00 daily at Fontana Marina.  Grand Prize is $2000.

Easter Weekend at Fontana Village – March 25-27

 

Snowbird Mountain Lodge – 479-3433 phone or website http://snowbirdlodge.com/

Snowbird Lodge is closed in January and will reopen on February 5, 2016.

Snowbird Lodge Valentine’s Day Dinner on Saturday, Feb 13, 2016

Snowbird Lodge Wine Dinner with Steve Pigniatello on Saturday, Feb 20, 2016

Snowbird Lodge – Fly Fishing– March 10 to March 12, 2016

 

Tapoco Lodge – Phone 498-2800 or  visit the website at http://tapocolodge.com/

Tapoco Lodge is closed until March 10, 2016.

Tapoco Lodge Cheoah River Bash – March 19-21

Tapoco Lodge Easter Lunch on Sunday, March 27

 

Stecoah Valley Center –  479-3364 or www.stecoahvalleycenter.com/events.htmlEaster Egg Hunt – March (TBA)

 

GRAHAM COUNTY SCHOOLShttp://www.graham.k12.nc.us/

Parent Conferences & Early Release – February 4

Polar Plunge – March 5

Science Night – March 3

Teacher Workday – March 11

Teacher Workday – March 25

Spring Break – April 11-15

Special Olympics – Districtwide Event – April 22

 

Tail of the Dragon – http://tailofthedragon.com/

March Moto Madness in Tellico Plains, TN – March 31-April 3

Gensport Spring Run of the Dragon – March 31-April 3

 

Deal’s Gap Motorcycle Resort – Closed for season and reopens March, 4 2016 (www.dealsgap.com)

 

Cheoah River Release Dates- 2016

February 27-28 (Saturday, Sunday)
March 19-21 (Saturday, Sunday, Monday)
April 9-10 (Saturday, Sunday)
April 16-17 (Saturday, Sunday)
April 23-24 (Saturday, Sunday)
May 14-15 (Saturday, Sunday)
May 21-22 (Saturday, Sunday)
June 25-26 (Saturday, Sunday)
October 1 (Saturday)
November 5 (Saturday)

 

 

Organization and Club Information – Join a Club or Volunteer in 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Alcoholics Anonymous meets on Mondays at 8:00 pm at Robbinsville United Methodist Church.

Snowbird Community Club meets monthly on the first Tuesday at 6:30 pm.

Women’s Bible Study meets on Tuesdays from 10:00 am to Noon at the Robbinsville United Methodist Church.  Call Judy at 479-6677 for more information.

Hilltop Health Free Clinic – Wednesdays from 8:00 am to Noon at the Graham County Health Department.  Call 479-7900 for more information.

Low-Cost Spay and Neuter Sign-Up – The first Wednesday of each month from 3-5 pm at the Public Library.  The sign-up is sponsored by Graham County Animal Advocates. Call 479-8684 for information.

Lion’s Club meets the first and third Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm at Papa’s Pizza.

American Legion meets the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Veterans Building.  Call 479-6341 for information.

Veterans’ of Foreign Wars (VFW) meets on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Veteran’s Building located at 115 Moose Branch Road.  Call Alan at 735-4747 for information.

Graham County Women’s Club – Call Bonnie Dodson for detail at 479-7472.

The Graham County Public Library has an ongoing book sale this month.  They also host a monthly knitting group and youth activity.  There is a weekly story time for pre-school children on Thursdays.  Other educational programs are offered throughout the year.  Citizens may visit the library for access to computers and the internet as well.  Call 479-8796 for more information.

Snowbird Public Library – Call 479-3917 for more information.

 

 

WINTER HIKE SCHEDULE – Partners of Joyce Kilmer Slickrock

JANUARY 15 (Friday): Nantahala Bartram Bike Trail Walk. 2.0 mile easy hike followed by early dinner at Rivers End. Meet on trailhead parking area at junction of US19/72 & Winding Stair road at 3 pm. Bring leaf clearing tools. Contact Joe, David, or Frank.

JANUARY 24 (Sunday): Full Moon & Hot Chocolate Party #1. Stecoah Gap @ 5:30 pm. Bring chairs, drinks, snacks, warm clothes. Fire provided. Contact Dick Evans.

FEBRUARY 10 (Wednesday): Bi-monthly Partners Meeting. 10 am at the Cheoah Ranger Station. Walk Cheoah Trail at 12:45 following meeting and lunch. Contact Joe.

FEBRUARY 14 (Sunday): Sweetheart Walk. Meet at 2:30 pm at the RHS track parking lot and walk around the schools paved fitness trail and the new outdoor pavilion, ball field, and new section of trail. 1.5 mile easy walk. Contact Joe B or Rick Davis.

FEBRUARY 22 (Monday): Hike, Full Moon & Hot Chocolate Party #2. Stecoah Gap at 5:00 pm. Bring chairs, snacks, drinks, warm clothes. Fire provided. Come at 3 pm for 5 mile easy hike to Locust Cove and back. Contact Dick or Dave Hagen.

FEBRUARY 29 (Monday): Leap Day Santeetlah Trail – Long Hungry Hike. 3.5 mile easy hikefrom gate near Carver Cemetery and back along shores of Santeetlah Lake. Bring your trimming tools. Meet at Cheoah Ranger Station at 1 pm. Contact Dave Dodson.

MARCH 12 (Saturday): Historic 65th Event Hike. 2 mile moderately difficult hike on Benton-MacKaye Trail from Old Field Gap to Meadow Branch.May follow with easy mile walk to Bear Creek Falls and back. Meet at Tapoco Lodge at 10:30 am to carpool up to Old Field Gap. Lunch at SlickrockCafe following hike. Contact Joe B.

MARCH 17 (Thursday): St. Patties Day Hike on Benton MacKaye Trail. Hike 7.5 miles moderateplus difficulty from Old Field Gap to Fontana Village. Bring pruning tools. Meet at Old Field Gap at 9:30 am. Enjoy late lunch at Fontana Village. Non-hiking shuttle driver(s) needed. Contact Dick or Jim.

MARCH 21 (Monday): First Day of Spring Hike to Burgin Creek Falls. 2.5 miles difficult hikefrom Atoah area to falls and back. Plan to get your feet wet at stream crossings. Meet at Cheoah RD office parking lot at 1 pm to carpool. Contact Marshall McClung or Joe.