Calendar of Events



Month Week Day
October 2015
Sun Mon Tues Wed Thur Fri Sat

Category: Motorcycles and AutomobilesSCCA Chase the Dragon Hill Climb

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11 12 13 14 15 16

Category: FestivalsHarvest Festival at Stecoah


Category: FestivalsHarvest Festival at Stecoah


Category: FestivalsHarvest Festival at Stecoah

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AROUND TOWN – October 2015


Yard Sale at First Baptist Church – Saturday, October 10.


5th Annual Cancer sucks Co-ed Softball Tournament will be on Saturday, October 10 beginning at 9:00 am at the Stanley Furniture Ball Field.  Proceeds will be used to help several local folks who are battling cancer.  If you cannot make it to the tournament, donations can be mailed to Marty Huskins at PO Box 1586, Robbinsville, NC 28771.


HIKES –                 

Cheoah Bald on Oct 10 (more info on back)                    Columbus Day Hike on Historic Bartram Trail on Oct 12


Stecoah Valley Center is looking for quilts to display at their quilt exhibit at the Harvest Festival.  If you would like to have your quilt(s) displayed, call 479-3364 or visit the website at


Tri-County Offers Fall Classes – TCCC Fall Class registration is open through October 13.  Classes begin October 13.


RHS Class of 1971 Reunion will be held October 16 & 17.  Contact Rick Davis or Ronnie Jordan for more information.


Huddle House will donate a percentage of their proceeds to the Nantahala District Boy Scouts on October 16!


Graham County Animal Advocates will offer a pet microchip identification clinic for dogs and cats at the Stecoah Valley Center Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 17.  The cost will be $15.  Bring your pet or you may choose to sign-up for the next clinic.  You are invited to stop by the booth to learn more about this project and other local projects that help our furry friends.


Fall Hike Week at Fontana Village will be held October 18 to 23.  Visit Fontana’s website at or call: 800-849-2258for more information.


NEON KNIGHT will be on Saturday, October 24.  Registration will begin at 6:00 pm and the 5K Run/Walk will begin at 8:00 pm.



REVIVAL – Brook Cove Baptist Church starts on Monday, October 12 at 7 pm.  Preachers will be Onley Williams and Patrick Odell

Hosanna Baptist Church will be taking applications for Operation Yuletide Helpers on October 26, 27, 29 and 31 from 2:00 to 6:00 pm.

REVIVAL – Calvary Baptist Church from Oct. 11-17.  Sunday night is at 6 pm & Mon-Wed at 7 pm. Milton Taylor will speak.


Harvest Festival at Stecoah Valley Center

Saturday – Sunday, October 16-18

A 3-day festival celebrating all things Fall with music, 5K race, food, craft vendors, country fair, quilt show, artisan demonstrations and more.

Friday Night – Enjoy the evening campfire and singalong.

Saturday – 5K race, music, food, craft vendors, demonstrations and much more. Vendors and country fair open at 11:00 am.  Call 479-3364 for more information.

The Cleverlys. A highly comedic band, the Cleverlys are known for more than their musical talent. The Cleverlys poke fun at mainstream hits via a bluegrass treatment. The troupe has managed to accrue more than a million views on their YouTube channel and thumbs–up recognition from critics at USA Today, Music Row magazine and the L.A. Times. $25 (adults); $10 (students K-12). The performance begins at 7:30 pm.

Sunday – 2:30 pm. Gospel singing featuring area groups.


Motorcycle and Automobile Events – October – December 2015

October 10 – 8th Annual Attack the Dragon Meet

October 16 – Corvette Expo Cruise to the Dragon                          October 17 – ETSR Tames the Dragon

October 22 – Slay the Dragon with Carolina Cruisers                     November 6/8 – Touge Fighter at the Dragon


Contribute to Yuletide Helpers – Yuletide Helpers raises money to buy Christmas gifts for Graham County children who might not have many gifts during the holidays.  You can help bring smiles to children’s faces this holiday by making a donation.  Donations may be mailed to PO Box 972, Robbinsville, NC 28771.  Families may sign-up children to receive Christmas gifts from Yuletide Helpers from 2:00-6:00 pm on Oct. 26, 27, 29 and 31 at Hosanna Baptist Church.   Please bring the child’s wish list and clothing sizes.


Book Signing – Local author Ray Carpenter is scheduled to give a book signing & sale on Saturday October 31st from 9:30 to 11:30 AM t the Library on Knight Street (subject to change by author)
Cheoah River Release Date – November 7 1000cfs from 8am to 4pm



BLACK KNIGHT FOOTBALL – Home Games start at 7:30 pm at Big Oaks Stadium on Knight Street.

October 9 RHS @ Rosman Away *

October 16 RHS vs Hayesville Home *

October 23 OPEN

October 30 RHS vs Cherokee Away *

November 6 RHS vs Swain Home *

Conference game *



Diaper Drive – Now through October 16.  Donate any size package of any brand of diapers.  Collection boxes will be at the Health Dept. and a few local stores.  Let’s pull together to help our tiniest neighbors!

Are you pre-diabetic? It can be reversed. The Health Department has three trained Lifestyle Coaches and can deliver the Lifestyle Change Program curriculum to those with pre-diabetes in our community.  To learn more, call the health department at 479-7900. You can also come by the health department and have your A1C checked to determine if you are pre-diabetic.

 October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!  Remember to get your mammogram!



Shoe Box Knits & Needle Crafts for Troops and Vets  – Friday 10/16/15 at 10 AM to 11 AM Who: Adults What: We will be making
scarves to send to an organization (Operation North State) to give to NC veterans. We will only be accepting items from people at the events. BYOS.

Native Plants: Orchids with Randy Collins –  Friday 10/16/15 from 11 AM to 12 PM Who: Adults (children may attend with parents) What: a guest presenter will be giving an interesting discussion on native orchids.

Hunger Games Party with Miss Bridget – Tuesday 10/20/15 at 6 PM Who: Teens 11-18 What: Are the odds in your favor? Fans of the series are invited to celebrate it with games, trivia, crafts, and refreshments.

Preschool Story Time is Thursday mornings at 10 AM Themes: 8th Apples, 15th Owls, 22nd Bears, and 29th no story time

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 What: books with x’s are 50 cents each or 3 for $1. Proceeds benefit the library.

HIKES with Partners of Joyce Kilmer SlickrockMost hikes are free.  Hike leaders: Joe Bonnette 828-479-3855 or, Rick Davis 828-479-6177, Dick Evans 828-479-2503, Frank Findley 828-479-6487, Jim Kriner or Kim Hainge 828-479-1255, and Marshall McClung 828-479-8630. For more information, visit

HIKE – Cheoah Bald on Oct 10  Cheoah Bald via end of Nolton Ridge Road & AT, 2.5 miles, moderate to strenuous difficulty. Meet at Bear Creek Junction at 10 am. Bring a lunch. Contact Marshall or Joe.

HIKE – Columbus Day Hike on Bartram Trail on Oct 12 all-day 3.5 mile steep downhill hike from end of Nolton Ridge Rd. to Nantahala River. Meet at Bartram Trailhead (10 am) just off US74/19 near Nantahala Put-in to shuttle up to Nolton Ridge Road. Bring lunch. Contact Marshall or Joe.

MEETING – Partners of Joyce Kilmer Slickrock will hold their bi-monthly meeting at the Cheoah Ranger Station.

HIKE & BOAT TRIP – Boat Trip to Proctor on Oct 21 $25 each. Reservations required. Meet at Fontana Dock at 9:30 am. Contact Dick or Joe.
HIKE – Full Harvest Moon and Hot Chocolate Party #3 on Oct 27 all-day Stecoah Gap at 5:30 pm. Bring snacks, chairs, warm clothes. Hot drinks & fire provided. Contact Dick Evans.

HIKE – Veterans Day Hike to Falls Branch Falls on Nov 11 all-day 2.5 mile strenuous hike to falls.




SHIIP Counseling Sessions Planned (SHIIP-Senior Health Insurance Information Program)

SHIIP Counseling is available at the Extension Center.


Hilltop Heath Free Clinic -Wednesday mornings at the Graham County Health Dept.

 Free Diabetes Prevention Program Mondays from 5:00-6:00 pm at the Health Dept. Conference Room.

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.

Help others in 2015! VOLUNTEER!

 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