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AROUND TOWN – March 2015
RES Science Night – March 5 – Children can learn more about science through hands-on science experiments and displays. The event will be held from 5-8 pm at the RHS Commons Area.
Hike to Burgin Creek Falls – March 6 – Sponsored by PJKSR. The hike is free. Hikers should meet at the Cheoah Ranger Station on Massey Branch at 1:00 p.m. Call 479-8630 for more information.
Stecoah Rescue Squad Supper and Bingo Fund Raiser – March 7 – Dinner will be served beginning at 4:00 pm and Bingo begins at 6:00 pm. Supper includes: soup, sandwich, dessert and drink for $8. Lots of Bingo prizes to win. Come out to support the Stecoah Rescue Squad and Fire Dept.
Time to SPRING Forward – Before you go to bed on Saturday, March 7th, set your clocks ahead one hour so you will be on time for church on Sunday, March 8th!
Meeting Notice - A special informational meeting of the Town of Robbinsville Board of Aldermen will be held on the 11th day of March, 2015 at 1:00 pm at Town Hall for the transaction of business. It is desired by the Board of Aldermen of the Town of Robbinsville that a loan be secured from the Rural Development, United States Department of Agriculture, in order to build a multi-use facility within town limits.
Fontana Classic Bass Tournament – March 14-15 – The tournament will be held from 7 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on both days. Proceeds will benefit the Boy Scouts. For more information, call 254-6189 or visit www.2015fontanaclassic.kintra.org. First Place wins $2000 and if you catch a state record small mouth bass – you could win a 2014 F-150.
FIRST DAY OF SPRING – March 20
First Day of Spring Hike – PJKSR sponsor this hike from Slickrock Trailhead to Slickrock Creek and back via Yellowhammer Trail, 5.5 miles moderate to strenuous difficulty…early spring wildflower trip. Meet at Cheoah Ranger Station on Massey Branch Rd. on March 20 @ 10 am on. Bring lunch. Contact Jim or Joe for info.
Cheoah River Kayaking – March 21-23
Easter Babies Contest Deadline – March 20 – Bring the photo of your baby to the Graham Star office by 5:00 pm. Include the name, age, parents’ names and phone number. You can also drop picture in box next to door or email it to email@example.com. Entrants must be under 2 years of age as of April 2, 2015.
Hiker Haze Week at Fontana – March 25-26 – Attention AT hikers and weekend trail adventurers: Whether you’re coming in off the trail for a couple of “Zero Days” or visiting the Smokies for a weekend in the forest, plan on being at Fontana Village Resort for its second annual Hiker Haze Event. There will be plenty of fun and entertainment scheduled. Click here for the most up-to-date schedule of events.
Appalachian Trail Community Award Presentation at Fontana Village Resort – March 26th
SPORTS AROUND TOWN – TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
RHS Varsity Girls Basketball Team plays in the first round of state play-offs today. They will play River Mill Academy beginning at 3:00 p.m. at the RHS Gymnasium on Friday, February 27, 2015. Come out to support the Lady Knights!
Graham County Public Library – *pre-register for all events (479-8796)
Knit and Needle Craft Group will meet on March 3 at the Library from 6-8 pm. This is for ages 12 and up.
American Girl Party – March 3 at 6:00 pm (girls 5 and over)
Dr. Seuss Party – March 17 at 6:00 pm at the library. (all ages)
Book Club Discussion – March 20 at 10 a.m. (adults) – “Rebound” by Bob Greene
Cherokee Place Names in Graham County – March 20 at 10:45 (adults) at the library
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 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