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Category: sportsYouth Sports Sign-Ups

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July 1, 2014N/A

Updates will be completed when dates, times, and locations are selected. Sign up for sports at these times:

February - Youth Wrestling
March - Baseball and Softball
May - Football and Cheerleading
October - Basketball

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Category: FestivalsIndependence Day Celebration at Fontana

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July 3, 2014

Join us in a week long celebration of everything that made America the great nation that she is. There will field & water games, hometown parade, boating, BBQ cookouts and much, much more. Experience the best fireworks ever on the Village Green. Live entertainment throughout the weekend! Fireworks will begin on the 4th at 10:00 pm.

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Category: FestivalsIndependence Day Celebration at Fontana

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July 4, 2014

Join us in a week long celebration of everything that made America the great nation that she is. There will field & water games, hometown parade, boating, BBQ cookouts and much, much more. Experience the best fireworks ever on the Village Green. Live entertainment throughout the weekend! Fireworks will begin on the 4th at 10:00 pm.

Category: FestivalsHeritage Festival

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July 4, 2014N/A

The biggest event of the year! It is small town America at its best! Buy local arts and crafts, eat some delicious food, play a round of corn hole, enter the horseshoe competition, browse through historic photos, listen to some amazing local bands perform, join us for clogging at the street dance, watch kids play games, and cheer on loggers at the lumberjack competition.

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Category: FestivalsIndependence Day Celebration at Fontana

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July 5, 2014

Join us in a week long celebration of everything that made America the great nation that she is. There will field & water games, hometown parade, boating, BBQ cookouts and much, much more. Experience the best fireworks ever on the Village Green. Live entertainment throughout the weekend! Fireworks will begin on the 4th at 10:00 pm.

Category: Music or DancingAn Appalachian Evening

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July 5, 2014

AN APPALACHIAN EVENING

2014 Season: June 28 – September 6

A Season of 11 Great Shows Ending with Balsam Range on September 6.

June 28 The Kruger Brothers
July 5 Town Mountain 
July 12 The Freight Hoppers 
July 19 Snyder Family Band 
July 26 The Special Consensus 
August 2 The Bankesters 
August 9 The Jeff Little Trio 
August 16 Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’Blues 
August 23 The Henhouse Prowlers 
August 30 Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys 
September 6 Balsam Range 

Dinner begins at 6:00.
Musical performances begin at 7:30.

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Category: Music or DancingMusic on the Square

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July 11, 2014

May 30 Fontana Ramblers
June 6 Carolina Bluegrass Boys
June 13 RELAY FOR LIFE AT RHS
June 20 Fontana Ramblers
June 27 Carolina Bluegrass Boys
July 4 HERITAGE FESTIVAL
There will be live music and dancing on July 4th!
July 11 Fontana Ramblers
July 18 Carolina Bluegrass Boys
July 25 Fontana Ramblers
August 1 Fast Gear
August 8 Fontana Ramblers
August 15 Carolina Bluegrass Boys
August 22 Fontana Ramblers
August 29 Carolina Bluegrass Boys

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Category: GeneralRobbinsville Farmers Market

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July 12, 2014

Fresh fruits,vegetables, and other farm goods for sale by local venders.

Category: Music or DancingAn Appalachian Evening

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July 12, 2014

AN APPALACHIAN EVENING

2014 Season: June 28 – September 6

A Season of 11 Great Shows Ending with Balsam Range on September 6.

June 28 The Kruger Brothers
July 5 Town Mountain 
July 12 The Freight Hoppers 
July 19 Snyder Family Band 
July 26 The Special Consensus 
August 2 The Bankesters 
August 9 The Jeff Little Trio 
August 16 Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’Blues 
August 23 The Henhouse Prowlers 
August 30 Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys 
September 6 Balsam Range 

Dinner begins at 6:00.
Musical performances begin at 7:30.

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Category: GeneralComputing for Beginners - 2.0

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July 18, 2014

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Contact the Library for more information at 479-8796. Visit this Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfTheGrahamCountyPublicLibrary

Category: Music or DancingMusic on the Square

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July 18, 2014

May 30 Fontana Ramblers
June 6 Carolina Bluegrass Boys
June 13 RELAY FOR LIFE AT RHS
June 20 Fontana Ramblers
June 27 Carolina Bluegrass Boys
July 4 HERITAGE FESTIVAL
There will be live music and dancing on July 4th!
July 11 Fontana Ramblers
July 18 Carolina Bluegrass Boys
July 25 Fontana Ramblers
August 1 Fast Gear
August 8 Fontana Ramblers
August 15 Carolina Bluegrass Boys
August 22 Fontana Ramblers
August 29 Carolina Bluegrass Boys

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Category: GeneralRobbinsville Farmers Market

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July 19, 2014

Fresh fruits,vegetables, and other farm goods for sale by local venders.

Category: Music or DancingAn Appalachian Evening

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July 19, 2014

AN APPALACHIAN EVENING

2014 Season: June 28 – September 6

A Season of 11 Great Shows Ending with Balsam Range on September 6.

June 28 The Kruger Brothers
July 5 Town Mountain 
July 12 The Freight Hoppers 
July 19 Snyder Family Band 
July 26 The Special Consensus 
August 2 The Bankesters 
August 9 The Jeff Little Trio 
August 16 Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’Blues 
August 23 The Henhouse Prowlers 
August 30 Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys 
September 6 Balsam Range 

Dinner begins at 6:00.
Musical performances begin at 7:30.

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Category: Music or DancingMusic on the Square

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July 25, 2014

May 30 Fontana Ramblers
June 6 Carolina Bluegrass Boys
June 13 RELAY FOR LIFE AT RHS
June 20 Fontana Ramblers
June 27 Carolina Bluegrass Boys
July 4 HERITAGE FESTIVAL
There will be live music and dancing on July 4th!
July 11 Fontana Ramblers
July 18 Carolina Bluegrass Boys
July 25 Fontana Ramblers
August 1 Fast Gear
August 8 Fontana Ramblers
August 15 Carolina Bluegrass Boys
August 22 Fontana Ramblers
August 29 Carolina Bluegrass Boys

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Category: GeneralRobbinsville Farmers Market

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July 26, 2014

Fresh fruits,vegetables, and other farm goods for sale by local venders.

Category: Music or DancingAn Appalachian Evening

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July 26, 2014

AN APPALACHIAN EVENING

2014 Season: June 28 – September 6

A Season of 11 Great Shows Ending with Balsam Range on September 6.

June 28 The Kruger Brothers
July 5 Town Mountain 
July 12 The Freight Hoppers 
July 19 Snyder Family Band 
July 26 The Special Consensus 
August 2 The Bankesters 
August 9 The Jeff Little Trio 
August 16 Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’Blues 
August 23 The Henhouse Prowlers 
August 30 Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys 
September 6 Balsam Range 

Dinner begins at 6:00.
Musical performances begin at 7:30.

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Category: sportsYouth Sports Sign-Ups

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August 1, 2014N/A

Updates will be completed when dates, times, and locations are selected. Sign up for sports at these times:

February - Youth Wrestling
March - Baseball and Softball
May - Football and Cheerleading
October - Basketball

Category: Music or DancingMusic on the Square

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August 1, 2014

May 30 Fontana Ramblers
June 6 Carolina Bluegrass Boys
June 13 RELAY FOR LIFE AT RHS
June 20 Fontana Ramblers
June 27 Carolina Bluegrass Boys
July 4 HERITAGE FESTIVAL
There will be live music and dancing on July 4th!
July 11 Fontana Ramblers
July 18 Carolina Bluegrass Boys
July 25 Fontana Ramblers
August 1 Fast Gear
August 8 Fontana Ramblers
August 15 Carolina Bluegrass Boys
August 22 Fontana Ramblers
August 29 Carolina Bluegrass Boys

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Category: GeneralRobbinsville Farmers Market

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August 2, 2014

Fresh fruits,vegetables, and other farm goods for sale by local venders.

Category: Public MeetingsStecoah School Reunion

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August 2, 2014

Stecoah School closed its doors to students before 2000. All students who attended school there are invited to come out to see their classmates, tour the school, and enjoy some reminiscing. For more information, call SVC at 479-3364.

Category: Music or DancingAn Appalachian Evening

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August 2, 2014

AN APPALACHIAN EVENING

2014 Season: June 28 – September 6

A Season of 11 Great Shows Ending with Balsam Range on September 6.

June 28 The Kruger Brothers
July 5 Town Mountain 
July 12 The Freight Hoppers 
July 19 Snyder Family Band 
July 26 The Special Consensus 
August 2 The Bankesters 
August 9 The Jeff Little Trio 
August 16 Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’Blues 
August 23 The Henhouse Prowlers 
August 30 Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys 
September 6 Balsam Range 

Dinner begins at 6:00.
Musical performances begin at 7:30.

 

AROUND TOWN - July-August 2014

Music on the Square – Bluegrass music and dancing in the street every Friday night from May 30 to August 29.  Performers will be the Fontana Ramblers and the Carolina Bluegrass Boys.  Fast Gear will perform on August 1.  Bring your lawn chair and come on out for some great mountain music and dancing.

Kids can eat free this summer at RHS Cafeteria.  Beginning June 16 and ending August 8, kids can eat free breakfast from 7:30-8:30 am and free lunch from 11 am to Noon, Monday through Friday.  Any child under 18 years of age is invited to participate.

Summer Reading Program at the Library with Miss Bridget begins Thursdays  at 10:00 a.m.

Graham County Farmer’s Market is open Saturdays from 8 a.m. until Noon in the Health Department Parking Lot.

Appalachian Evenings at Stecoah Valley Center – Dinner begins at 6 pm and band performances begin at 7:30 pm.  Call 479-3364 for more information.

Robbinsville Tourism Authority’s July meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday, July 31 at 11:00 a.m.

Thursday, July 24 – Craft Class at Stecoah Valley Center.  Quilted Kimono Wall Hanging. 10:30 am – 2:30 pm. (includes 1/2 hr lunch break). Instructor: Patti Simpson, Tuition: $25. Learn the basics of paper piecing while making this pretty kimono block wall hanging. Bring your portable sewing machine to class.  Don’t have one? Don’t worry. Stecoah Valley Center has some machines available in the Textile Studio. When you register, let us know if you need to reserve one. A supply list will be provided after paid registration. Class size minimum 3 students, maximum 8.  

Thursday, July 24 – Collages – Craft Class at Stecoah Valley Center from 10 am – 4 pm (includes lunch break). Instructor: Wendy Cordwell. Tuition: $45. Come create a collage of your favorite drink. It can be a cup of coffee, glass of wine, margarita, ice tea, etc. All Supplies will be provided. You will trace your image onto a 9 x 12 gallery wrap wooden panel, paint the image and then collage it with papers you have painted with fluid acrylics.

Miatas at the Gap – Deals Gap – from Friday, July 25 at 12 to Monday,  July 28 at 12.
Ride for Kids – Knoxville – Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation – July 27, 2014/

Thursday, July 31 – Welcome Basket – a craft class at Stecoah Valley Center from 10 am – 2 pm.  Instructor: Renee Acord. Tuition: $35. Perfect project for the beginning basket maker.  The “mini market” is approximately 6” x 8” with a handle and will hold a small gift to “welcome” guest to your mountain home or just to decorate a favorite space in your home.  Come and experiment with your creative side and take home a handmade basket designed by you.

Saturday, August 2 - 10 am 3 pm. Stecoah School Reunion.   All past students of Stecoah School are invited to attend.  This year, Lowell Crisp and Maynard Brown will be recognized for their service to the school and community.

Knitting Basics Workshop at Stecoah Valley Center will be held on Monday, August 4 from 10 am – Noon. Instructor: Brenda Rogers. Tuition: $20. Are you new to knitting or just need a refresher in the basics? Come learn how to cast on stitches, do the basic knit & purl stitches, and bind off. It’s not hard and Brenda is a terrific teacher. This class will give you the background you need for the upcoming Knitted Circle Scarf and Knitted Log Cabin workshops. Class size minimum 2 students, maximum 6.

Monday, August 4 – Quilting Class at Stecoah Valley Center from
12:30 pm – 4 pm. Instructor: Rena Magolnick. Tuition: $30.  Learn or refresh your paper-piecing skill by making a Crossed Canoes quilt block. Paper-piecing is a great way to get perfect points in your patchwork. Students will make a one-block piece suitable for a small wall-hanging (or pillow front). Basic machine quilting and a binding techniques will be covered. Students may also choose to mount the block (with or without quilting) on a stretched canvas instead of binding. A basic straight stitch sewing machine is all that is needed. If you don’t have a portable machine to bring to class, the Stecoah Textile Studio has some machines for classroom use. When you register, let us know if you need to use one of our machines. Class size minimum 3 students, maximum 6.

Wednesday, August 6 & Monday, August 11 – Knitting Class at Steocah Valley Center – Knitted Circular Scarf.  Class is from 10 :30 am – 12:30 pm. Instructor: Brenda Rogers.  Tuition: $30. Come knit a beautiful scarf with us in this 2-session workshop. This scarf is knit in the round and is a good project for a beginner with basic knitting experience. The only skills you need are:  casting on/binding off, knit stitch, and purl stitch. A supply list will be provided after paid registration. Class size minimum 3 students, maximum 6.

The Dam Race - 5K & 10K Foot Racing At Fontana Dam on August 16th. Compete with other racers in 5K and 10K races along the shores of the historic Little Tennessee River below Fontana Dam in the Great Smoky Mountains on a relatively flat course. Races will be bracketed in 5 year divisions for both male and female participants. A “One Mile Fun Run” will be available for all ages. Enjoy a full day of outdoor activities such as whitewater rafting, zip line canopy tours, hiking, boating and everything else the Smokies have to offer. Relax in the evening at Fontana Village with dinner and live music.

THE DRAGON RUN – Benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Deals Gap Motorcycle Resort.  Custom Bike Show, Charity Raffle with over three thousand dollars in prizes, live music by Fast Gear.  Additional infomration at www.thedragonrun2014.com.

End of Season Bash (EOSB) 2014 at Deals Gap on August 30, 2014. All day event.  Join us in ending the peak riding season of 2014!!!

Women’s Sportbike Rally at Deals Gap from September  5 – 7, 2014.  Great group for ladies!

Hazel Creek – Fontana Reunion will be held at Deep Creek Campground Shelter in Bryson City, NC on September 21 (3rd Sunday) from 10 am to 3 pm.  Bring your lunch, family, pictures, stories and anything to share.

CHURCH EVENTS & VACATION BIBLE SCHOOLSc

Sweetgum Baptist Church will have a benefit singing for Todd Webster on Saturday, July 26 beginning at 7 p.m.  Singers expected are Jeanette Breedlove, Forgiven, Sam and Cassie Phillips, and Roger and Dicky Webster.  Everyone is invited to attend.

Revival at Yellow Creek Baptist Church will begin on Monday, August 14.  Service will begin nightly at 7:00 p.m.  Preachers will be Patrick O’Dell and Barney Tipton.

Seminar – Marriage Today:  Becoming One – will be hosted by First Baptist Church.    Seminar leaders are Jimmy and Karen Evans and classes will be held on August 8 from 7-9 p.m. and August 9 from 9-11 p.m.  Registration is ten dollars per couple.   Call 479-3323 to register.

Neon 5K Run/Walk will be hosted by Sweetgum Baptist Church on Saturday, August 2.  Registration begins at 8 p.m. and the event at 9 p.m.  Registration forms are also available at the Graham County Pool.  Call 735-4278 for more information.

 CLASS REUNIONS & FAMILY REUNIONS

Hooper Family Reunion will be on Saturday, July 6 beginning at 10 a.m. at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.

CEMETERY DECORATIONS

Proctor & Hazel Creek:  Cable Branch, August 3 at 9:30.  Depart from Cable Cove.

Proctor & Hazel Creek:  Higdon & McCampbell Gap, August 17 at 9:30.  Depart from Cable Cove.

Proctor & Hazel Creek:  Welch & McClure, September 7 at 9:30.  Depart from Cable Cove.

Proctor & Hazel Creek:  Mitchell,  Saturday, September 27 at 9:30.  Depart from Cable Cove.

 

 MOTOR EVENTS

Canadians at the Gap (3rd Trip) – July 21-25

Miatas at the Gap  XVII  – July 25-27

Fiddy Race #8 – July 26

August 21-24 – OutSMARTing the Dragon – Deals Gap and Fontana Village

August 30 -THE DRAGON RUN- Wounded Warrior Project Fund Raiser at Deals Gap

August  30 – End of Summer Bash at Deals Gap

 Partners of Joyce Kilmer/Slickrock – Hikes

Ongoing. The Forest Service Office at Massey Branch is looking for Volunteers to man the desk on Fridays and Holidays. Chance to meet tourists and help them enjoy the National Forest. Contact the District Office for further information.

August 1o – Full Moon Hike to Huckleberry Knob. See the Moon rise from the highest point in the county. Meet at 6:30 PM at the Huckleberry Knob Parking Area and hike up to the bald. Full Moon rises about 8:30 PM, then hike down and return. Bring warm clothes, drinks and snackes, plus flashlights. Call Trip Leader at 828-479-2503 for more info.

August 20. Regular scheduled meeting of the Partners. Join us for the fun. 10 AM at the Cheoah District Office on Massey Branch in Robbinsville.

August 30 – Hangover/Haoe from Wolf Laurel. 9 mile, strenuous trip. Meeting-9 AM at Cheoah Ranger District Office. Bill Hodge and Dick Evans, leaders. Call 828-479-2503 for more info.

August 30 – Alternate, easier hike. Waterfall trip near Cold Branch. 2 miles, easy. Meeting – 12:30 PM at Cheoah Ranger District Office. Marshall McClung and Joe Bonnette, trip leaders. Call 828-479-3855 for more info.

2014 CHEOAH RELEASE DATES:    Nov 1st

 

STECOAH VALLEY CENTER – EVENTS

The Special Consensus — ‘An Appalachian Evening’ concert. Saturday, July 26; 7:30 pm. Individual tickets: $25 (adult) & $10 (student, K-12) +tax. Purchase tickets. Dinner service begins at 6 pm in the Schoolhouse Cafe.  Special Consensus is a superb bluegrass outfit in a classic vein but with more than enough modern sensibilities to attract every ear. The vocals are spotless, the playing as shiny as a newly minted penny, and music like this is the reason people come to love bluegrass. Grammy nominated in 2012 for Best Bluegrass Album.

Appalachian Evenings – Concert Series – Performances begin at 7:30 p.m.

August 2 The Bankesters 
August 9 The Jeff Little Trio 
August 16 Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’Blues 
August 23 The Henhouse Prowlers 
August 30 Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys 
September 6 Balsam Range 

FONTANA VILLAGE RESORT

July 24    Larry Patton

July 25    Larry Barnett

July 26    Larry and the Daryls

July 31    Steve Weams Duo

August 1  Logan Murrell

August 2  Unit 50

GROUPS COMING TO FONTANA in 2014

July 24-28 – Miata’s at the Gap & Fontana

August 21-24 – OutSMARTing the Dragon – Deals Gap and Fontana Village

August 30 -THE DRAGON RUN- Wounded Warrior Project Fund Raiser at Deals Gap

August  30 – End of Summer Bash at Deals Gap

September 25-29 – East Coast Holiday – Porshe Event

Oct. 6-12 – SEOPA – Southeastern Outdoor Press Association at Fontana

 

RECURRING EVENTS

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 stop May-August and resume after Labor Day!

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.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS:

Tourism Ambassadors – Call 479-3790

Hospice  – Call 828-516-9475

Graham Health Care – Call 479-8421

 

LIBRARY ACTIVITIES FOR THE YEAR

8/15 Craftermorn: Kitting – dish cloth (adult)

9/19 Craftermorn: Knitting – scarves (adult)

10/31 Movie Morn (adult) 11/21 A Game of Murder (adult)

11/22 International Games Day (adult)

12/19 Movie Morn