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AROUND TOWN – AUGUST 2015

 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 22  The Henhouse Prowlers –

check them out at http://henhouseprowlers.com/

August 29  The Kruger Brothers

check out this great band at http://krugerbrothers.com/

 

RHS Senor Pictures will be taken August 24 & 25.  Meet with Sherry Williams to schedule a time.

 

Monday, August 24 – Enter your canned goods or handcrafted items in the NC Mountain State Fair.  Entry forms are available online or at the NC Cooperative Extension Center on South Main Street.  Box and label your items and return them along with a completed entry form to the Extension Center by 9:00 am on Monday, August 24, 2015.  The Pony Express will pick-up items entered from Graham County and transport them to the fair which is held in Fletcher, NC at the Ag Center.

 

Graham County Surplus Sale will be on Wednesday, August 26 from Noon to 2:00 pm at the Upper Plant on Fort Hill Road.  Items will be sold by sealed bid only.  Call Kim at 479-7961 for more information.

4-H Open House at the Extension Center on South Main Street on August 25 from 3:30-4:45 pm.

 

Bee Keepers Association meetings are at the Extension Center on the last Thursday of each month.

 

HAM Radio Club meets on August 27 at 7:00 pm at the Library.

 

GUIDED HIKE – AUGUST 29 (Saturday): 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 chancefor overnight camp on Hangover.

 

FARMER’S MARKET – Shop and listen to music! Come listen to Colby Lovin and friends perform from 10-12 at the Farmer’s Market this week. Have a drink and snack while you browse the booths.  You can also buy a bouquet of flowers to brighten your day. The Graham County Farmer’s Market is open on Saturday mornings from 8:00 to Noon in the Health Dept. Parking Lot. Anyone can sell their home grown produce.  BUY LOCAL and SUPPORT LOCAL FARMERS!

 

REGISTRATION DUE BY SEPTEMBER 1 for CLASS OF ’85 REUNION.- The Class of 1985 will hold their 30 year reunion on September 25 and 26. Contact Kim Waldroup at (843) 602-5748 or Angie Knight for more information.

 

FONTANA VILLAGE RESORT – Upcoming Events – LakeAlooza – Labor Day Weekend – September 4-6, 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 jbbonnette@frontier.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

 

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.

Junior Appalachian Musicians Wanted – Stecoah Valley Center Arts Program is now accepting applications for the JAM program.  JAM introduces children to the music of their heritage.  The program is free and there is transportation from Robbinsville.  Call 479-3364.

 

MOTORCYCLE AND AUTO EVENTS

OutSMARTING the Dragon – August 20-23 – Come join other SMART car enthusiasts!

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, visit http://forums.swedespeed.com/showthread.php?230757

 

 

AT THE LIBRARY -Preschool Story Time with Miss Bridget When: Thursday, August 27th at 10 AM for ages 0-6. The theme will be: Picnics.

 

 

CHURCH ACTIVITIES – August

Bereavement Group meets on Tuesdays  at 6:00 pm at the Methodist Church.  For info, call 479-8581.

 

Kid’s Klub meets every Wednesday from 3:30-5:00 pm at the Robbinsville United Methodist Church.

 

Benefit Singing August 22 at 6:00 pm at Victory Baptist Church for the Chris Waldroup Family.

 

Homecoming on August 23 at Orr Branch Church.

 

5th Sunday Night Service is at Welch Cove Primitive Baptist Church in Fontana on August 30 at 6:00 pm.

 

 

 

 

Junior Appalachi

FONTANA VILLAGE RESORT – Upcoming Events

 

LakeAlooza – Labor Day Weekend – September 4-6, 2015

 

Family Hike Day – Saturday, September 26 – Hiking trips and presentations are free, but registration is encouraged because space is limited.  For pre-registration or other information, please call Sara at 828-498-2103 or e-mail sara.locke@fontanavillage.com.  Lodging information can be found at www.fontanavillage.com

 

Holiday of Rounds – September 27-30, 2015 – Round Dance Festival

 

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

 

Enter your canned goods or handcrafted items in the NC Mountain State Fair.  Entry forms are available online or at the NC Cooperative Extension Center on South Main Street.  Box and label your items and return them along with a completed entry form to the Extension Center by 9:00 am on Monday, August 24, 2015.  The Pony Express will pick-up items entered from Graham County and transport them to the fair which is held in Fletcher, NC at the Ag Center.

 

SHIIP Counseling Sessions Planned (SHIIP-Senior Health Insurance Information Program)

SHIIP Counseling Day 2 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.

 

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 on August 17.

 

 

 RECURRING EVENTS

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