AROUND TOWN – Novemer-December 2014
PARADE ENTRIES WANTED – Enter a float in this year’s Christmas Parade on December 13 at 6:00 p.m.
BLACK KNIGHT FOOTBALL – Post Season Game -November 21 – Big Oaks Stadium – Rosman
DRAWING FOR A RIFLE – Buy a ticket for a RUGER 10/22 at A4 or the Museum. Proceeds will support youth art program. The drawing will be held on Saturday, November 22.
November 22 at RHS: 6:00 pm James Rogers will be entertaining the audience. Mr. Rogers is an accomplished singer and songwriter who performed at Dollywood. His performance at RHS will be both funny and inspirational. Tickets are $15. Contact Crystal Turpin for tickets (only 300 available).
International Game Day – Nov. 22 (ages 16+) at 10:00 a.m. at the Library on Knight Street.
The Library will be closed – Nov. 27-29 for Thanksgiving. It will reopen on Tuesday, December 2.
Tri-County Community College – Spring Registration – November 12-25
Artisans Drive-About will be on Friday & Saturday, November 28-29 from 10 am – 5 pm each day. Enjoy the works of local artisans by visiting different studios and galleries, meeting the artisans and watching them work. This is a self-guided artisan’s gallery & studio tour. Call 479-3364 for more information.
Thanksgiving Family Festivities at Fontana Village Resort – November 26 – November 29 – Bring the family to the Smokies for endless fun, entertainment and a classic Thanksgiving Day feast at the Mountview Restaurant. There will be guided hikes, square dancing and much more! Thanksgiving Dinner Reservations are required. Serving from 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm. Call 828-498-2115 to make your dinner reservation – $27.95 Adults, $14.95 for children, 5 and under eat free (Beverage, Tax & Gratuity Not Included). For more information visit: http://www.fontanavillage.com/events/
Wild Edible Mushroom Workshop will be held on December 2 at 6:00 pm at the NC Cooperative Extension Center on South Main Street. There is a $5 charge to cover cost of materials. Call 479-7979 to register.
Regional Author – Mary Ann Hollifield will hold a book signing at the Graham County Public Library on Saturday, December 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The title of her book is “Listen – God is Still Speaking.”
Christmas In The Smokies at Fontana Village Resort – December 1 – December 30 – Bring your family and friends to the Smokies for a traditional Mountain Christmas featuring holiday festivities and winter fun!
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.
World ‘s Greatest Story – Drive Through Nativity Scenes – Lone Oak Baptist Church on Dec. 6th and 7th. On December 6, guests may drive through from 6:30-9:00 pm. On Sunday, December 7, the nativity will be open from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. There will be several scenes depicting the life story of Jesus. Those driving through will also enjoy live performances by local singers and musicians.
RHS Band Christmas Concert is on Tuesday, December 9 at 6:00 pm in the high school auditorium
Nature Walk with PJKSR – Joyce Kilmer Loop Trail Walk on December 10. Meet at Cheoah Ranger Station at 11:45 a.m. and bring a bag lunch. Call Joe Bonnette at 479-3855 for more information.
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. Bake cookies together and then share the varieties with other class members. Call 479-3364 to register and for information.
Saturday, December 13 – Robbinsville’s Hometown Holiday and evening Christmas Parade. Vendors may set-up at Collins Auto Sales. Pictures with Santa, kids games, etc from 7-8:30 pm. 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. Three prizes will be awarded. 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.
Leisure at the Library – December 2014
Writer’s Group and Book Share on Friday December 5th at 10 AM bring an original work for feedback from other patrons. Then share some of your favorite books that you’ve used for resources or inspiration in your writing. Registration is required. Free light refreshments will be provided.
Craftermorn: Jewelry Making with Laila on Friday, December 12th at 10 AM – watch a demonstration on jewelry making (to see examples come to the GCPL to look in our local display cabinets). Registration is required. Free light refreshments will be provided.
Frozen Party by Miss Bridget (Youth Librarian) on Tuesday, December 16th at 6 PM for children ages 3+, Celebrate the world of Frozen with books, games, and crafts. Registration is required and space is limited. For more information contact Miss Bridget at 837-2025 or call the library at 479-8796 to register.
Friends of the Library meet on Wednesday, Dec. 17th at 9:30 AM
Train Adventures Movie Morning on Friday, December 19th at 10 AM. Come see an animated 2005 PG movie about a train ride to the North Pole in search of Santa Claus. Contact the library for the
name of the movie. Children and teens under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible “adult” aged 16 or older. Light refreshments will be provided. Registration is required.
Potluck Christmas Lunch Social on Friday, December 19th at 11:40 AM. An appreciation potluck lunch for employees, volunteers, FOL, and patrons. There may also be a mini book sale at this time. Everyone is invited, but children and teens under 16 need to be accompanied by a responsible “adult” aged 16+
(Library is open Tuesday-Saturday)
HOLIDAY OFFICE CLOSINGS
Town Offices will be closed: Nov. 27 & 28 for Thanksgiving; Christmas – TBD; Jan. 1 for New Years Day.
County Offices will be closed: Nov. 27-28 for Thanksgiving; December 24-26 for Christmas; and January 1 for New Years Day.
Graham County Schools will closed: Nov. 26-28 for Thanksgiving; and Dec. 22-Jan.1 for the Christmas Holidays
Advertise Your Church Christmas Plays and Programs – Email us at email@example.com
Visit our website at www.townofrobbinsville.com/calendar/
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.
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.
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.
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.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS:
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
4-H Volunteers – Call 479-7979
Girl Scouts & Boy Scouts