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Around Town – November 12, 2015


Friday Night Football – The first round of the NC State Football Play-offs start in Robbinsville on Friday at 7:30 at Big Oaks Stadium when the Black Knights will face the Hayesville Yellow Jackets!  Come out to support the team as they pursue a repeat of last year’s victory in the state championship.
Pecan Sale – The Eastern Star is holding their annual pecan sale the month of November.  Pecans are $10 per one pound bag.  They will be selling pecans on Nov. 14 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm next to Ingles.  For more information, call Amy Hobbs at 479-3020.


Church Event –Harvest Revival at Robbinsville Church of God will start on Sunday, November 15 at 11:00 am and in the evening at 6:00 pm.  On November, 16-18, the starting time will be at 7:00 pm.  There will be several speakers and everyone is invited.


Autumn Road Clean-Up kicks off on Saturday, November 14.  If you would like to participate in the clean-up, you can pick up garbage bags and gloves on the 14th from 9:00-10:00 am at either Stecoah Valley Center or Robbinsville Community Center.  The goal this year is 150 bags!


Dinosaur Program with Miss Bridget will be on Tuesday November 17th at 6 PM for ages 3+


CINDY BELLA – Young actors in the Stecoah Theater Arts for Rising Stars (STARS) will present the play Cindy Bella on Thursday, November 19 at 5:15 pm in the SVC Auditorium.  A potluck will follow the play.  Admission is free.  Call 479-3364 for more information.


Shoebox Knits for Troops & Vets on Friday November 20th at 10 AM.  We will be making scarves to give to GC veterans.
International Game Day on Saturday, November 21from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.  You may play board games or use the computers to play online games of your choice.


Andrews Main Street and Christmas Tree lighting will be on Nov. 21st from 1:00-7:00 pm. 


Book Signing – Ray Carpenter will host a book signing and sale on November 21st from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the GC Library.


Cooking Demonstrations at Tapoco Lodge ~ November 21st 1pm, Jasper’s Kitchen-“Thanksgiving Sides” $18 per person

STARK LOVE DOCUMENTARY – The Graham County Public Library has received permission to do a one-time showing of the documentary “Lost Masterpiece: Karl Brown’s Stark Love” by the director Craig Tollis. The documentary talks about the making of the movie and the people involved.  Don’t be surprised if you see a few familiar local faces during the interviews.  This documentary does not include the original movie, but there are clips from the movie.  The viewing is scheduled for Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 from 6 – 8 PM at the Library Community Meeting Room at 80 Knight Street.


Graham County Schools will be closed November 25-27 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Graham County Offices and Town Hall will be closed November 26 & 27 for Thanksgiving.


Diabetes Prevention Program Information Session will be held on November 30 at 5:30 pm at the Health Department.  Those attending will discuss the needs of the group and the best time day and time to meet starting in January 2016.


Car Seats Available – Families that meet eligibility requirements can receive a car seat from the health department for only $10.  Anyone can bring their car seat by the health department so a nurse can check it for safety.  Call 479-7900 for more information.




Thanksgiving Dinner at Tapoco Lodge – Join us at the lodge for a Thanksgiving feast fit for the finest of friends and family. Executive Chef Alex Henry has prepared an exquisite menu complete with the favorites and a few house specialties. Dinner will be served from noon until 7:00 p.m. Please contact us at 828.498.2800 to make your reservation. Dinner platters also available for pick up; can feed up to 12 people.

Thanksgiving Brunch will be served the day after Thanksgiving in Jasper’s from 9am-1pm.


Thanksgiving Dinner at Fontana Village – Dine at the fabulous buffet or get your dinner to go!  To find out more visit the website at or call 498-2211 for information or reservations.

The annual Thanksgiving meal at the Mountview will be on Thursday, November 26, 2015 from 12 pm – 6 pm.  The cost is $26.95 for Adults and $14.95 for ages 4-10 and children under age 4 are free.

The menu includes: Butternut Squash Bisque, Mixed Green Salad. Rotisserie Turkey with Gravy, Fresh Cranberry Sauce, Smoked Honey Glazed Ham, Herb Crusted Roast Beef with Gravy, Buttery Mashed Potatoes, Corn Soufflé, Macaroni & Cheese, Sweet Potato Casserole, Corn Bread Dressing, Southern Style Green Beans, Fresh Baked Breads, and Classic Holiday Desserts.


Fontana Village Thanksgiving Family FestivitiesNov 25 – Nov 27 – Bring the family to the Smokies for endless fun, entertainment and a classic Thanksgiving feast at the Mountview Restaurant. We will have guided hikes, square dancing and much more!


Snowbird Lodge Thanksgiving at SnowbirdNov 26 -27 – Thanksgiving at Snowbird Mountain Lodge November 27th. The warmth and kinship that the Thanksgiving holiday brings to families is such a welcome joy at the beginning of the holiday season. What better way to kick off your holidays than with a few peaceful days at Snowbird Mountain Lodge. For more information visit


Arts & Crafts Drive-About Tour  on Friday & Saturday, November 27-28— 10 am – 5 pm both days. On the tour you will meet some of the artists that make Western North Carolina famous for our handcrafted arts and crafts. A free self-guided driving tour of the galleries and working studios of Graham and Swain County is available. Brochures that include the map and information for the driving tour are available at all studios on the tour and at SVC. The Schoolhouse Café at Stecoah Center will be open for lunch and light snacks both days of the tour.


Winter Hours – Tapoco Lodge

Jasper’s Restaurant is open Thursday-Sunday from 5:30-8:30 pm now through Jan. 3.

Slickrock Grill is open Thursday-Saturday from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm and on Sunday from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Historic Tapoco Lodge will be hosting events this holiday season.  Want more information about holding your special event at the Lodge?  For more information about weddings, reunions, meetings, Christmas parties and packages, contact Danielle Jones at (828) 498-2800.





Breakfast with Santa Saturday, December 5 from 9 – 11 am at SVC (Stecoah). Join us for breakfast with Santa and enjoy delicious pancakes, sausage, juice, milk and coffee. After breakfast Santa will be available for photos and wish lists. Bring your camera to capture this special event. $5 per person. Reservations preferred.


Christmas in the Mountains-Saturday, December 5 from 10 am – 5 pm at SVC (Stecoah). Indoor art and craft show and sale with visiting artisans just in time for holiday giving. The Schoolhouse Cafe will be open all day.


Andrews Parade will be Saturday, December the 5th in the evening. 

CHRISTMAS EVENT – A Community Cantata will be performed at Stecoah Valley Center on December 6.


HIKE: Cheoah Trail Hike on December 9. Easy 2.25 miles following Partner’s of JK December meeting and lunch in town. Meet at Cheoah Ranger Station at 1 pm. Contact Joe.Bonnette for more information.


Holiday Cookie Exchange at Stecoah Valley Center will be on Thursday, December 10 from 6 – 9 pm.
The instructor is Bonnie Dodson and the cost for the class is $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!


Christmas Parade and Hometown Holiday – will be held on Saturday, December 12.  The parade will start at 6:00 pm and will line-up at the RES gym on Knight Street.  The theme for the parade is “It’s All About the Child.”  Hometown Holiday vendors open at 3:00 pm at Collins Auto Sales.  Following the parade, there will be activities for kids from 7-8:30 pm.  Santa may make a visit as well!


Donations for Yuletide Helpers  – Yuletide Helpers raises money to buy Christmas gifts for Graham County children who might not have many gifts during the holidays.  Donations may be mailed to PO Box 972, Robbinsville, NC 28771.


December at Tapoco Lodge:  Weekends in December ~ Christmas time at the Lodge is very special.  Christmas themed weekends are filled with activities and wonderful food.  Children’s activities, cooking demonstrations, wine and food tastings are just some of the events that will be featured.


“Christmas Candy and Cookies” at Tapoco Lodge on December 12th at 1 pm, Jasper’s Kitchen-$20 per person. Call for reservation.


Christmas Dinner at Tapoco Lodge on December 25th~ Our Christmas Feast will feature many local favorites with a special Tapoco twist.  Dinner will be served in Jasper’s from 12-7pm.  The day after Christmas, Brunch will be in Jasper’s from 9am-1pm.


New Year’s: December 31st –January 1stCelebrate the New Year at Tapoco Lodge with a champagne toast and appetizers.  Nothing is better than starting the New Year off right! Now Taking New Year’s Dinner Reservations.


Help with “Obamacare” – The Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, will have an open enrollment period from November 1 to December 31.  There will be someone to help people navigate the program at the Graham County Cooperative Extension Center on Mondays and Tuesdays.  Walk-ins and appointments are welcome.  Call 828-559-7908 for more information.


Medicare Annual Enrollment Period runs for the next few weeks and ends on Dec. 7.



Lion’s Club meets the 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 6:30 pm at Papa’s Pizza

Pre-school Story Time with Miss Bridget each Thursday at 10:00 am at the Public Library

Alcoholics Anonymous meets Mondays at 8:00 pm at the Methodist Church

Women’s Community Bible Study meets Tuesday mornings at 10:00 am at the Methodist Church

Hilltop Health Free Clinic is on Wednesdays and opens at 8:00 at the Health Dept.

VFW meetings are the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Veteran’s Building on Moose Branch Road.

American Legion meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Veteran’s Building on Moose Branch Road

Snowbird Community Club meets the first Thursday of each month at 6:00 pm.

Graham Co. Animal Advocates sign-up for low cost spaying and neutering from 3:00-5:00 pm on the first Wednesday of each month at the library


AT THE LIBRARY – November & DecemberRegister at GCPL or call 479-8796 for information.

Preschool Story Time with Miss Bridget is on Thursday mornings at 10 AM and is for ages 0-6. There will be no story-time on November 26th, December 24th, or December 31st.

Fall Romance Sale Fund Raiser from October – November 2015 at the Public Library!  Small paperback Harlequin, Silhouette, & Avon Romances are 25 cents each or 5 for $1.  All other material priced as marked.

Ongoing Fundraiser: Books with X’s sale – books with x’s are 50 cents each or 3 for $1. Proceeds benefit the library.

Dinosaur Program with Miss Bridget will be on Tuesday November 17th at 6 PM for ages 3+

Shoebox Knits for Troops & Vets on Friday November 20th at 10 AM.  We will be making scarves to give to GC veterans.

International Game Day on Saturday, November 21from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.  You may play board games or use the computers to play online games of your choice.

Knit & Needle Craft Group – Tuesday December 1 from 6-8 PM  Bring your own project or work on a scarf with Ms. April.

Winter Carnival with Miss Bridget for ages 3+ will be on December 15 at 6:00 pm. Youth will celebrate the winter season with stories, games, crafts, and refreshments. Register at GCPL or call 479-8796. For information contact Miss Bridget at 837-2025.

Book vs. Movie on Friday December 18th at 10 AM.  This event is for adults (kids can attend with an adult) Movie rating: PG.  Read a Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, then watch a popular Christmas movie, and compare the two.

Youth Media Winter Sale from December to February.  Buy 5 youth items and get one free.

Library is closed on Sunday and Monday.

Library is closed Thursday, November 26th through Saturday, November 28th for Thanksgiving, and
Wednesday December 23rd through Saturday December 26th for Christmas.

Register for events at GCPL or call 479-8796. For more information contact Miss Bridget at 837-2025 or check Facebook at

Tapoco Lodge November-December Hours

CLOSED – Monday-Wednesday

OPEN –   Thursday at 11:00 am thru

7:00 pm on Sunday


New Years Eve Celebration

December 31, 2015                   Fontana Village Resort

Join us for our New Year’s Eve Celebration which includes a dinner buffet at the Mountview Restaurant, live music, fireworks, and a midnight Champagne toast.


Christmas in the Smokies

December 1-31, 2015                   Fontana Village Resort

Bring your family and friends to the Smokies for a traditional Smoky Mountain Christmas Weekend featuring holiday festivities and winter fun!