Calendar of Events




 AROUND TOWN – April 21, 2016


Wildflower Walk on April 22nd at 10 am.  Meet at Cheoah Ranger Station and bring lunch. Limit is 10.


“Earth Day Full Moon “ watch at Big Huckleberry on April 22.  Meet at Cheoah Ranger Station at 6 pm to carpool to trailhead, bring snacks, hot drinks and blankets.  Call Dick at 479-2503 for more information.


Spring Fundraiser Yard Sale at Stecoah Valley Center on Saturday, April 23– 7am – 1pm. Donations accepted by appointment in January and February. Beginning March 1 donations may be dropped off on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 – 6 pm also on Saturday, March 12 from 10 am – noon; and Saturday, April 9 from 10 am – noon. Items accepted: household items, dishes, linens, books, furniture, tools electronics, toys, small appliances, baby items. Items not accepted: clothing, car seats, shoes, knives, guns.


Yard Sale for Relay for Life on April 23 beginning at 8:00 am at the Community Building on Knight Street.


COGGINS CLINIC  – April 23 from 9am-2pm at Sweetwater Farm & Garden – Dr. Beverly Hargus will once again be on hand to administer Coggins tests and perform any needed maintenance on horses and other equines. If you have dogs, cats, etc. that need rabies vaccinations, stop by and the vet can take care of that for you.


Panther Creek Church will host a hotdog fund raiser on Saturday, April 23 at Sweetwater Farm and Garden.   Coffee and danishes will be available beginning at 9:00 am.  Money will help a local couple pay adoption expenses.


Cheoah River Release Dates – April 23 & 24


Earth Day Celebration at Andrews April 22-24. There will be vendors, food, entertainment and more.  Visit Town of Andrews Facebook page for more information about the event.


ASPARAGUS AND RHUBARB PRODUCTION on April 26 at 6:00 pm at Graham County Library. This workshop will cover the basics of growing asparagus and rhubarb in the home garden. Please contact the library at 479-8796 to register!


Special Olympics Western Region will be held at RHS Track on Friday, April 29.  Call 479-9820 for more information.


Tea Party on April 30th at 11:30 am at the community building hosted by DSS and benefits Relay for Life.  Dress in your best tea party outfit, floppy hats, pearls, heels, polo shirts, dress shirts, etc.  Finger sandwiches, sweets, fruits, veggies and other finger foods, tea and lemonade will be served.  Everyone invited.  Please pre-register for the tea party by 5 pm on Friday the 29th so there will be plenty of food available.  Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children.   Call Tyffany Hicks at 541-1705.


Millsaps-Phillips Family Reunion on April 30 at Noon at Masonic Lodge; potluck lunch begins at 1:00 pm.





RAMP IT UP! Live Music on Friday, April 22nd from 8 to 11 pm at Courthouse Square with the band Soco Creek!


RAMP IT UP! Youth Fishing Day – will be on Saturday, April 23 on Long Creek at Stanley Ball Field.  Free trout fishing for youth ages 2 to 14.  Free T-shirts will be given to first 100 kids.  One $100 prize fish!  Free hotdog lunch for adults and youth!   Bring a pole and bait.  Enjoy a morning of fishing with the kids!  Fishing is Free!  Lunch is Free!  T-shirts are Free!


RAMP IT UP! Poker Run at 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 23 starting at the Microtel on Rodney Orr Bypass.  Prizes awarded to the best hands.  For more information contact Billy Ditmore at the Microtel.


RAMP IT UP!   Ramp Dinners for sale at Graham County Rescue Squad Building on Moose Branch Road from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm or until food runs out!  Meal includes:  Fish or Chicken, vegetables, hush puppies, ramps, dessert and drink.  Cost is $10.


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Special Olympics – District Event – April 29                                      Kindergarten Registration – April 29                                             

Upcoming HIKES with Partners of Joyce Kilmer Slickrock

Spring Wildflower Walks  – April 27 (Wednesday): with Kim, Jim, and/or Dick. Hikes generally will be easy to moderately difficult, less than 5 miles, and begin about 1 pm.  Contact Kim, Jim, or Dick for exact times/places, etc. TBA

HIKE – APRIL 29 (Friday): Partners of Joyce Kilmer Work Day. Volunteer for a workday at Joyce Kilmer Memorial Trail. Hot dog lunch will be provided. Meet at the Cheoah Office at 8:30 am. Contact Joe or Dick.


Cheoah River Rafting Schedule

April 23-24 (Sat, Sun)          May 14-15 (Saturday, Sunday)          May 21-22 (Saturday, Sunday)          June 25-26 (Saturday, Sunday)

Fontana Village Resort – Phone 498-2211 or visit


Snowbird Mountain Lodge – 479-3433 phone or website

Birding with Emilie Travia – April 23-29


Tapoco Lodge – Phone 498-2800 or  visit the website at

Cheoah River Bash – April 23 & 24 – One of the unique things about the Tapoco Lodge is that the Cheoah River runs directly past the back door. Rooms overlook the beautiful river, and visitors can sit out in front of the Slickrock Grill and watch the river flow by.


Tail of the Dragon –

Annual Boxer Takeover – April 29-May 1


Deal’s Gap Motorcycle Resort – (

Buell Dragon IX – April 20-24

C30’s 7th Annual Group at the Dragon – April 21-24

Quattro de Mayo 2016 – April 28-May 1

Wake the Dragon Honda S2000 Spring Meet at Tapoco Lodge – April 22-24

KGS Mustangs at the Dragon – April 29-May 1

Fiddies Racing 2016 Calendar –


 Graham County Public Library

Pre-School Storytime on Thursdays at 10 am with Miss Bridget.

Hosting book sale fund raisers all month!


Cheoah River Release Dates
October 1 (Saturday)
November 5 (Saturday)



Organization and Club Information – Join a Club or Volunteer in 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Alcoholics Anonymous meets on Mondays at 8:00 pm at Robbinsville United Methodist Church.

Snowbird Community Club meets monthly on the first Tuesday at 6:30 pm.

Women’s Bible Study meets on Tuesdays from 10:00 am to Noon at the Robbinsville United Methodist Church.  Call Judy at 479-6677 for more information.

Hilltop Health Free Clinic – Wednesdays from 8:00 am to Noon at the Graham County Health Department.  Call 479-7900 for more information.

Low-Cost Spay and Neuter Sign-Up – The first Wednesday of each month from 3-5 pm at the Public Library.  The sign-up is sponsored by Graham County Animal Advocates. Call 479-8684 for information.

Lion’s Club meets the first and third Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm at Papa’s Pizza.

American Legion meets the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Veterans Building.  Call 479-6341 for information.

Veterans’ of Foreign Wars (VFW) meets on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Veteran’s Building located at 115 Moose Branch Road.  Call Alan at 735-4747 for information.

Graham County Women’s Club – Call Bonnie Dodson for detail at 479-7472.

The Graham County Public Library has an ongoing book sale this month.  They also host a monthly knitting group and youth activity.  There is a weekly story time for pre-school children on Thursdays.  Other educational programs are offered throughout the year.  Citizens may visit the library for access to computers and the internet as well.  Call 479-8796 for more information.

Snowbird Public Library – Call 479-3917 for more information.