Calendar of Events

Month Week Day
October 2014
Sun Mon Tues Wed Thur Fri Sat
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Category: sportsYouth Sports Sign-Ups

2 3 4

Category: GeneralCystic Fibrosis Beauty Pageant

5 6 7 8 9 10

Category: sportsRHS Home Football Games


Category: RecreationTake a Kid Biking Day

Category: FestivalsWild About Game! - Outdoor Sportsmen's Day




Category: FestivalsWild About Game! - Outdoor Sportsmen's Day

Category: RecreationFall Hike Week at Fontana 12-16

13 14 15 16 17

Category: CraftsHarvest Festival at Stecoah

Category: sportsRHS Home Football Games


Category: CraftsHarvest Festival at Stecoah


Category: CraftsHarvest Festival at Stecoah

Category: CraftsGospel Singing

20 21 22 23 24

Category: RecreationHauntober Weekend & Haunted Trail

26 27 28 29 30 31

Category: GeneralLeisure at the Library

Category: GeneralMovie Morning at the Library

Category: EducationalFamily Fall Festival at RHS

Category: sportsRHS Home Football Games


Category: sportsYouth Sports Sign-Ups


AROUND TOWN – October 2014

RHS Competes for Safe Driving Grant – You can help by going to the safe driving website at and completing the form.  The winning school will get a grant and a concert from The Band Perry.  The dates to enter are October 15-24 so log on soon!

Oct. 24-26  – Spiders in the Smokies at Fontana (Motorcycle Event)

Oct. 24-25 – Hauntoberfest – Haunted Halloween at Fontana.  Lots of games and activities for families.    There will also be a haunted forest trail starting at dusk on Saturday evening.  Call 498-2211 for more information or visit

Hike by PJKSR – October 25 Hike. Hike from Nolton Ridge Road over Cheoah Bald. 3.0 mile trip, moderately strenuous. Contact Joe Bonnette @ 479-3855.

Interior Design – Class at Stecoah Valley Center – Saturday, October 25; 10 am – 1 pm; Instructor: Terri Jiang, Certified Feng Shui Consultant; Tuition: $25.  Is it possible to make changes to your environment to improve your life? According to the Chinese art of placement, Feng Shui, yes. Used for thousands of years to create harmony and promote well-being, the benefits of feng shui have included improved health, increased wealth and enhanced relationships. Join us to find out how arranging things in your space can affect your life.  Class size minimum 4 students, maximum 6.

Benefit for Pastor Jim Postell will be on Saturday, October 25 at RHS.  A spaghetti dinner will be served at $8 per plate.  A silent auction will begin at 4 pm and Gospel singing at 6 pm.  Expected singers are Sonny Reighard Singers, Walking by Faith, and June and Cecil Rogers.  Non-perishable food items will be collected at the door.  Donations can be made at the Credit Union where an account has been set-up.

Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction for Down’s Syndrome will be on Saturday, October 25th between 5 and 7, you can choose the 5:00 seating, the 6:00 seating or the 7:00 seating.  You can also pick-up your dinner during that time.  Dinner will be your choice of lemon pepper chicken or bbq chicken or rainbow trout with two sides, dessert and a drink for $15.  There will be karaoke with David.  There will be a 50/50 drawing and a silent auction. Stacey Burchfield is organizing the event for her senior project and proceeds will be used to help David Meannle with his vision.  Call Stacey at 735-4864 for more information.

Fall Festival at Robbinsville United Methodist Church will be after worship service on Sunday, October 26.  There will be a cookout, cake walks, games and prizes.  The hotdog lunch will begin about Noon followed by games and activities.  Everyone is invited!

Family Fall Festival at Robbinsville High School on Friday, October 31 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Local businesses, agencies, and churches will hand out candy to children from 5-7 pm at Robbinsville High School on Friday, October 31 (before the football game). The event is free.  Older youth should contact the school for further rules about costumes.

RHS Senior Portraits to be taken on October 29 & 30.  No charge for yearbook only option.

RHS Bonfire to benefit senior class will be on October 30 from 6:30-9:30 p.m.  Admission is $2 and admission to the haunted trail is $1.  There will be a cover band – Soco Creek.  In addition to these activities, there will be hayrides and concessions.  All proceeds go towards the prom and graduation expenses.

US Forest Service Public Meeting to hear comments on Revised Land and Resource Management Plan for the Nantahala National Forest will be on November 6 at the Graham County Community Building from 4:30-7:30 p.m.

NEON KNIGHT 5K RUN/WALK - will be on Saturday, November 8.  Registration begins at 4:00 p.m. and the Run/Walk will begin at 7:00 p.m.  There will be a DJ and lots of activities for youth.  Call the school for more information.  All proceeds raised will go to support the local Special Olympics.


October 24 – at HAYESEVILLE

October 31 – Q Foundation – Home

(Family Fall Festival – 5 to 7 pm before game at RHS)

November 7 – Cherokee – Home

Yuletide Helpers Fund Raising Events – November 15-22

November 15 at RHS:  2:30 to 4:30 – Hotdog Supper served with at 50’s flare; 4:30 to 6 pm – Annual Auction (10 pieces of Stanley Furniture); 6:00 Barney Fife Impersonator; 6:30 Hosanna Youth Cantata – 1950’s Theme (you will recognize some local citizens).

November 16 at RHS:   6:30 Hosanna Youth Cantata

November 22 at RHS:   6:00 pm James Rogers will be entertaining the audience.  Mr. Rogers is an accomplished singer and songwriter.  Many of us have seen him perform at Dollywood.  His performance at RHS will be both funny and inspirational. Tickets are $15.  Contact Crystal Turpin for tickets (only 300 available).

Artisans Drive-About will be on Friday & Saturday, November 28-29 from 10 am – 5 pm each day. Self-guided artisan’s gallery & studio tour. Enjoy the works of local artisans by visiting different studios and galleries, meeting the artisans and watching them work. More info

Saturday, December 6 –  Breakfast with Santa at Stecoah Valley Center – 9 -11 am. Pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee. Bring your own camera to capture this special event.

Saturday, December 6 – Christmas in the Mountains at Stecoah Valley Center - 10 am – 5 pm. Indoor art and craft show and sale just in time for holiday giving. The Schoolhouse Cafe will be open all day.

Holiday Cookie Exchange at Stecoah Valley Center – Saturday, December 13; 9 am – noon; Instructor: Bonnie Dodson; Tuition: $20.  Be ready for your holiday guests with an assortment of cookies. Stecoah Valley Center will provide the flour, sugar, butter and eggs. Bring your favorite family recipe, plus copies to share, additional ingredients needed for your cookie recipe, and a container for taking home cookies. We will bake cookies together and then share the varieties with other class members. A great way to kick off the holiday baking season with good friends and good cookies! Class size minimum 4 students, maximum 6.

Saturday, December 13 – Robbinsville’s Hometown Holiday and evening Christmas Parade.  Vendors may set-up after 3:00 at Collins Auto Sales.  Pictures with Santa, kids games, etc from 7-8:30.  Tree lighting at 8:30.  Parade line-up begins at 4:00 at the RES Gym Parking Lot.  Parade judging is at 5:00 p.m. Parade at 6:00. The parade theme is “Christmas Past – Christmas Present.”  Call Teresa at 479-3250 for more information. Vendor and parade forms are available at Town Hall.

After-School Program for school-age youth at Stecoah Valley Center includes the Junior Appalachian Musician (JAM) program.  For more information call 479-3364.

Kids Klub will be every Wednesday afternoon from 3:30 to 5:30 at Robbinsville United Methodist Church.  It is free and all kids are invited.  To register, call 479-8581.



CEMETERY DECORATIONS – No More Scheduled for 2014


HIKES – Partners of Joyce Kilmer/Slickrock – Hikes




Oct 16-19  – Oktoberfest – Clogging Group – Group Performs at Stecoah Valley Center Harvest Festival


Oct. 24-26  – Spiders in the Smokies at Fontana (Motorcycle Event)

Nov.  – Thanksgiving Weekend

December – Christmas Dinner

December – New Year’s Eve Dinner – At Carolina Room at the Inn




Black Kght Football – 2014 Schedule

September 5 – Dade County, Georgia – HOME

September 9 – North Henderson – Home

September 19 – OPEN

September 26- at SWAIN

October 3 – at ANDREWS

October 10 – Murphy – Home

October 17 – Rosman – Home

October 24 – at HAYESEVILLE

October 31 – Q Foundation – Home

(Family Fun Festival – 5 to 7 pm before game at RES Gym)

November1 – Cherokee – Home


Free Soup on Thursdays from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm  at the Episcopal-Lutheran Church basement on South Main Street in Robbinsville.  Donations to support the lunch program are appreciated.

Pre-School Storytime with Miss Bridget – Thursday mornings at 10:00 am at the public library on Knight Street.

Alcoholics Anonymous – Every Monday and Thursday at 8:00 pm at the Robbinsville United Methodist Church.

Free Clinic – Hilltop Clinic, Graham County Health Department, Wednesdays, 1:00 am to 5:00 pm.  No appointments necessary.  Call 479-7900 for more information.

Urgent Care Clinic – Closed for now, call 479-7900 for more information.

Dental Clinic – Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30.  Call 479-7901 to make an appointment.   Fees based on sliding scale.

Women’s Bible Study – Tuesdays at 10:00 am at the United Methodist Church.   Meetings begin Sept. 9 and go through May.

Sugar Free: Diabetes Support Group – The first Monday of each month from 5:30-7:30 pm at the Graham County Cooperative Extension Center.  For more more information, call 479-7979.


Tourism Ambassadors – Call 479-3790

Hospice  – Call 828-516-9475

Graham Health Care – Call 479-8421

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