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Around Town – June 25 to July 5, 2015
Beekeepers Meeting on June 25 at 7:00 pm at the Extension Center.
Town of Robbinsville will be closed June 26 due to work on computers.
Shred Day at First Citizens Bank will be on June 26 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Shred your documents for free.
Music on the Square at 8:00 pm on Friday, June 26 on Courthouse Square with the Fontana Ramblers!
Artisan’s Drive About on June 26-27 will be from 10 am to 5 pm each day. This is a free self-guided driving tour of the galleries and working studios of Graham and Swain County. On the tour, you will meet some of the artists that make WNC famous for our handcrafted arts and crafts. Brochures with a map and information about the driving tour are available at all the studios and the Stecoah Valley Center.
Cheoah River Release – June 27 – June 28 – Western NC offers some of the best whitewater rafting and kayaking east of the Mississippi. The Cheoah River has many Class IV/IV+ rapids and lots of residual vegetation that require a high skill level to negotiate.. The 9+ mile run can be broken into three sections and represents a whitewater experience not often found in the Southeast!
Special Consensus will kick-off this season’s An Appalachian Evening series on Saturday, June 27 at 7:30 pm. The band has won two IBMA awards for instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year and Event of the Year. The concert will be held in the air-conditioned Lynn Shields Auditorium at Stecoah Valley Center. Call 479-3364 for more information. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students (K-12). Dinner available after 6:00 pm in The Schoolhouse Café.
Full Moon Hike on Wednesday, July 1. Easy hike to Huckleberry Bald, Graham County’s highest elevation, to view rise of full moon. Meet at Cheoah Ranger Station at 4:30 pm. Bring food & drink. Contact Dick Evans at 479-2503.
CRAFT CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
Hot Bread Basket on Thursday, June 30 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm with Denise Anthony. Cost: $45. This is the easiest basket to make! Students will be introduced to a variety of weave materials and terminology unique to basket making. Leave with a finished basket in colors that you choose at class. First time basket makers welcome!
Class Reunions and Family Reunions
Stewart Family Reunion will be July 4 at Cedar Cliff Church at 11:00 am
Waldroup Family Reunion will be on July 5 at 11:00 am at the Snowbird Fire Hall
Vacation Bible Schools & Youth Revivals & Proctor Decorations
Dry Creek Youth Revival Snowbird Playground from June 29-July 3
VBS – Bear Creek Baptist Church July 12-17 from 5:30-9:00 pm (dinner served)
Proctor/Hazel Creek Decorations – Boat leaves from Cable Cove at 9:30 am.
Bone Valley and Hall-June 28 Proctor and Bradshaw-July 5
Motorcycle and Auto Clubs – Miatas at the Gap – June 24-25
AT THE LIBRARY
Preschool Story Time (ages 0-6) and Summer Reading (ages 7-12) with Miss Bridget is on Thursday, June 25.
June-August Sale on all Juvenile & Teen books at A Good Knight (used) Book Store (located inside the library).
Pick up 2015 Adult (18+) Summer Reading Contest logs today at GCPL. Logs are due on August 1st 2015.
Fontana Village Fourth of July Celebration – July 3-5
Join us in celebrating 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 on July 4th. Live entertainment throughout the weekend! Fireworks will begin on the 4th at 10:00 pm. For more information, visit http://FontanaVillage.com
Snowbird Lodge July 4th weekend BBQ – For more information visit http://SnowbirdLodge.com
Snowbird Lodge Music with Lynn and Lou Wamp on July 4all-day
July 4 is free fishing day in North Carolina. From12:01 a.m. until 11:59 p.m., everyone in North Carolina can fish in any public body of water without purchasing a fishing license or additional trout fishing license. Residents and non-residents can fish for free in public, inland waters, as well as coastal waters, although they will need to abide by all other fishing regulations, such as size and creel limits, as well as lure restrictions.
REMEMBER Cell Phone Numbers Go Public this month.
All cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing companies and you will start to receive sales calls. YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THESE CALLS. To prevent this, call the following number from your cell phone: 888-382-1222. It is the National DO NOT CALL list It will only take a minute of your time.. It blocks your number for five (5) years. You must call from the cell phone number you want to have blocked. You cannot call from a different phone number.
Graham County DSS Board meeting will be July 13th, at 12:00 noon at the Graham County DSS building, 196 Knight Street.
GRAHAM COUNTY HERITAGE FESTIVAL – July 3 & 4, 2015
Veteran’s Ceremony will be at 11:30 am on July 3 with Veteran’s Parade following at 1:00 pm,
Get a free flag to wave for the parade at the American Legion/VFW festival booth!
Free Music – Bands will be performing from Noon to 11:15 pm each day.
Fireworks on Friday, July 3 at 10:00 pm (fireworks will be shot from empty field next to RHS baseball field).
Free games for kids both days! Pig chases are planned for both days! Little Miss Liberty on Saturday!
Mark and Jim Tom are scheduled to appear to meet fans and sign autographs!
Lumberjack Competition on July 4th beginning at 9:00 am (We need contestants! Get a partner and join the fun!)
Smoky Mountain Wagon Train on Saturday, July 4 (Time – TBA – between 1:30 and 2:00 pm)
Vote for your favorite bike at the Motorcycle Show! First Place gets a trophy and $500!
Adults can play horseshoes and cornhole! There will be great food, music, dancing, crafts, and more!
You can also support local clubs by purchasing raffle tickets! You might win a gun or a lawnmower!
For more information about the festival, visit www.grahamcounty.net
Join your friends and neighbors for a mountain good time!
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.
Start 2015 helping others!
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