Calendar of Events

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October 2014
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Category: sportsYouth Sports Sign-Ups

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Category: GeneralCystic Fibrosis Beauty Pageant

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Category: sportsRHS Home Football Games

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Category: RecreationTake a Kid Biking Day

Category: FestivalsWild About Game! - Outdoor Sportsmen's Day

Category: GeneralWILD FRUIT JAM AND JELLY CONTEST

Category: GeneralWILD ABOUT GAME COOKING CONTEST 

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Category: FestivalsWild About Game! - Outdoor Sportsmen's Day

Category: RecreationFall Hike Week at Fontana 12-16

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Category: CraftsHarvest Festival at Stecoah

Category: sportsRHS Home Football Games

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Category: CraftsHarvest Festival at Stecoah

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Category: CraftsHarvest Festival at Stecoah

Category: CraftsGospel Singing

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Category: RecreationHauntober Weekend & Haunted Trail

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Category: GeneralLeisure at the Library

Category: EducationalFamily Fall Festival at RHS

Category: sportsRHS Home Football Games

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Category: sportsYouth Sports Sign-Ups

 

AROUND TOWN – October-December 2014

Remember to Vote

Early voting – You may vote at the Election Board Office on Court Street in Robbinsville from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday. October 31 and from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 1.

Regular voting will be on November 4.  Precincts will be open from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.

Movie Morning at the Library at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 31.  Halloween costumes optional.  Refreshments provided. Age 13 and over.

Family Fall Festival – Local businesses, agencies, and churches will hand out candy to children from 5-7 pm at Robbinsville High School on Friday, October 31. The event is free.  Older youth should contact the school for further rules about costumes.

BLACK KNIGHT FOOTBALL GAME CANCELED – October 31 – Q Foundation – Home (Canceled)

Cheoah River Release (Class IV) – November 1

Operation Christmas Child – Shoebox Rally will be held on November 2 at 6:00 pm at First Baptist Church.  Sierra Womach will be speaking about her mission trip to Africa to deliver the shoeboxes.  For more information, contact Karen Phillips at 735-4730.

Guest Speaker at Yellow Creek Baptist Church – Preacher Jonathan Hughes from Whitmire, SC will speak on Sunday November 2.  There will be two services – a morning service at 10:00 a.m. and an evening service at 6:00 p.m.

US Forest Service Public Meeting to hear comments on Revised Land and Resource Management Plan for the Nantahala National Forest will be on November 6 at the Graham County Community Building from 4:30-7:30 p.m.

BLACK KNIGHT FOOTBALL – November 7 – Cherokee – Home

Wreath Laying at Junaluska Memorial – The annual wreath laying will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, November 7 at the Junaluska Memorial and Museum.  Colors will be presented by the Steve Youngdeer American Legion Post 143. For more information, call the Museum at 479-4727.

NEON KNIGHT 5K RUN/WALK - will be on Saturday, November 8.  Registration begins at 4:00 p.m. and the Run/Walk will begin at 7:00 p.m.  There will be a DJ and lots of activities for youth.  Call the school for more information.  All proceeds raised will go to support the local Special Olympics.

HIKES with PJKSR – Fall Branch Falls Veteran’s Day Hike on November 11.  Meet at Cheoah Ranger Station at 10:00 a.m.  Bring a bag lunch.  Call Joe Bonnette at 479-3855 for more information.

YOUTH ART SHOW on November 18 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Take an art class, Browse through works of art.  Purchase an art work.  Support the school art program.

Yuletide Helpers Fund Raising Events – November 15-22

November 15 at RHS:  2:30 to 4:30 – Hotdog Supper served with at 50’s flare; 4:30 to 6 pm – Annual Auction (10 pieces of Stanley Furniture); 6:00 Barney Fife Impersonator; 6:30 Hosanna Youth Cantata – 1950’s Theme (you will recognize some local citizens).

November 16 at RHS:   6:30 Hosanna Youth Cantata

November 22 at RHS:   6:00 pm James Rogers will be entertaining the audience.  Mr. Rogers is an accomplished singer and songwriter.  Many of us have seen him perform at Dollywood.  His performance at RHS will be both funny and inspirational. Tickets are $15.  Contact Crystal Turpin for tickets (only 300 available).

Artisans Drive-About will be on Friday & Saturday, November 28-29 from 10 am – 5 pm each day. Self-guided artisan’s gallery & studio tour. Enjoy the works of local artisans by visiting different studios and galleries, meeting the artisans and watching them work.  Call 479-3364 for more information.

Thanksgiving Family Festivities at Fontana – November 26 – November 29 – 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! Thanksgiving Dinner Reservations Are Required. Serving from 12:00pm – 5:30pm. Please Call 828-498-2115 To Make Your Dinner Reservation – $27.95 Adults $14.95 Children 10 and under 5 and under eat free (Beverage, Tax & Gratuity Not Included).  For more information visit: http://www.fontanavillage.com/events/

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.

HIKES 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. 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! Class size minimum 4 students, maximum 6.

Saturday, December 13 – Robbinsville’s Hometown Holiday and evening Christmas Parade.  Vendors may set-up after 3:00 at Collins Auto Sales.  Pictures with Santa, kids games, etc from 7-8:30.  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. 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.

Christmas In The Smokies – December 1 – December 30 – Bring your family and friends to the Smokies for a traditional Smoky Mountain Christmas Weekend featuring holiday festivities and winter fun at Fontana!

Advertise Your Church Christmas Plays and Programs – Email us at visitrobbinsville@gmail.com

HOLIDAY CLOSINGS

Town Offices will be closed:  Nov. 11 for Veteran’s Day & Nov. 27 & 28 for Thanksgiving; December holidays have not been determined.

County Offices will be closed:  Nov. 11 for Veteran’s Day; Nov. 27-28 for Thanksgiving; December 24-26 for Christmas; and January 1 for New Years Day.

Graham County Schools will closed:  Nov. 11 for Veteran’s Day; Nov. 26-28 for Thanksgiving; and Dec. 22-Jan.1 for the Christmas Holidays

 

RECURRING EVENTS

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