AROUND TOWN - August – September 2014
LAST PERFORMANCE OF THE SUMMER – Music on the Square – Bluegrass music and dancing in the street will be Friday night August 29. Performers will be the Carolina Bluegrass Boys. Bring your lawn chair and come on out for some great mountain music and dancing.
Graham County Farmer’s Market is open Saturdays from 8 a.m. until Noon in the Health Department Parking Lot. The Market will be open form July to October. This week, farmers will be selling tomatoes, corn, squash, potatoes, and more.
Snowbird Bike Trail Clean-Up will be on Friday morning, August 29 beginning at 8:30 a.m. Volunteers should meet at the intersection of Snowbird Road and Santeetlah Road to work on the 1/2 mile section. Please bring gloves, pruners and rakes.
August 30 - Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys - An Appalachian Evening at Stecoah Valley Center – Dinner begins at 6 pm and band performances begin at 7:30 pm. Call 479-3364 for more information.
THE DRAGON RUN – Benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Deals Gap Motorcycle Resort. Custom Bike Show, Charity Raffle with over three thousand dollars in prizes, live music by Fast Gear. Additional information at www.thedragonrun2014.com.
End of Season Bash (EOSB) 2014 at Deals Gap on August 30, 2014. All day event. Join us in ending the peak riding season of 2014!!!
Ever wanted to be an actor? Here is your chance! Auditions at the Peacock Playhouse in Hayesville. Suspenseful thriller, Guilty Conscience, gets underway with auditions starting this weekend. A brilliant and ruthless criminal attorney plots to kill his wife and tests each scenario in the courtroom of his mind. This cat-and-mouse suspense thriller, along the lines of of Sleuth or Deathtrap, was written by Richard Levinson and William Link, creators of the Columbo detective series, and more! Directed by Laurel Adams. Auditions: Sat, August 23, 10 am – 1 pm; Mon & Tue, August 25 & 26, 6 – 8 pm; Sat, August 30, 10 am – 1 pm.
The Graham County Public Library will be closed on Friday & Saturday August 29-30 for the Labor Day Holiday. The Library is always closed on Sunday & Monday.
Town of Robbinsville and Graham County Offices will be closed for the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 1.
Bake Sale in front of Ingles on Friday, September 5 beginning at 8:00 a.m. Proceeds support the Snowbird Senior Center.
Mystery Book Club Discussion – Book is “The Cuckoo’s Calling and the author is Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling). This discussion is for ages 16 and over. It will begin at 10 am on Friday, September 5 at the public library.
Women’s Sportbike Rally at Deals Gap from September 5 – 7, 2014. Great group for ladies!
Craft Class – Felted Wool Scarves – Stecoah Valley Center Wednesday, September 10 from 10 am – 2:30 pm (with1/2 hr lunch break); Instructor: Karen Taylor; Tuition: $45. Remember when you accidently put that wool sweater in the washing machine and thought it was ruined? Not so. It was turned into an opportunity. In this class you will learn how to “felt” wool and turn it into a beautiful scarf. Class fee includes 8 ounces of wool and olive oil soap for felting. Bring lunch. A supply list will be provided after paid registration. Class size minimum 3 students, maximum 6.
Craft Class – Multi-Purpose Basket – Stecoah Valley Center Saturday, September 13; 10 am – 3 pm; Instructor: Renee Acord; Tuition: $60. This basket will compliment any room in your home and can be easily used for a space saving area. The basket measures 6”x 6” and the height is 22 inches. Come join us and take home your own handmade heirloom that can be enjoyed for years to come.
Coffee, Donuts and a Show – Friday, September 12 at 10 am at the public library. Watch an episode of “The Golden Girls” entitled “Job Hunting.” This event is for ages 13 and up and adults.
Harry Potter Party on Tuesday, September 16 at 6 PM at the Public Library on Knight Street. This event is for ages 9 and up.
Edible Mushroom Seminar will be held on September 16 at 7:00 p.m. at the Cooperative Extension Center on South Main Street. Speakers Kim Hainge and Jim Kriner will discuss the identification and utilization of native mushroom species.
Crafts at the Library on Friday, September 19 at 10 AM. Adults – ages 16 and up – will learn to knit scarves.
Fontana Clogging Jamboree - September 19 – 20
Great instructors, the world’s most famous oak clogging dance floor, live bluegrass music and much more! Fontana Village has a rich history in square dancing and clogging and is considered by many to be the birthplace of modern clog dancing. Steps like the “rockin’ chair” were invented at this very place. Now you can come and experience the magic for yourself!
Hazel Creek – Fontana Reunion will be held at Deep Creek Campground Shelter in Bryson City, NC on September 21 (3rd Sunday) from 10 am to 3 pm. Bring your lunch, family, pictures, stories and anything to share.
Wednesday, September 24; 10 am – noon; Instructor: Karen Taylor; Tuition: $25. Handmade creations may require a bit more effort to put together than simply handing over your credit card at a department store, but the rewards are plenty, not the least of which is the pleasure of playing with scents. In this class Karen will teach you to make scenteCraft Class – Homemade Oils and Lotions – Stecoah Center d lotions and oils as well as explore the many choices you have in choosing your favorite scent. Class size minimum 4 students, maximum 8.
Robbinsville Tourism Authority’s August meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday, September 25 at 11:00 a.m. Call 479-3250 for more information.
Basic Computer Internet Workshop on Friday, September 26 at 10 AM at the public library. There will be a live Q & A Session. The workshop is for ages 16 and over.
Clutter Management Workshop at Stecoah Center on Saturday, September 27 from 10 am – 1 pm and cost is $25. Terri Jiang, Certified Feng Shui Consultant, is the instructor. Our environment has a tremendous impact on our life and can support us or contribute to our challenges. Are you tired of the clutter in your home, your office and your life? Would you like to learn more about what it means and what you can do about it? Join us as we explore: why clutter happens, why you may not want it, how to locate and recognize it, what to do with it. Class size minimum 4 students, maximum 12.
Take a Kid Biking Day at Stanley Field on Saturday, October 4. For more information, contact Jason Sawyer.
12th Annual Cystic Fibrosis Beauty Pageant will be held on Saturday,October 4.
Robbinsville Outdoor Sportsmen’s Day & Taste of the Wild will be held on Saturday, October 11 on the Rodney Orr Bypass. More information coming soon! If you would like to volunteer or set up a booth, call Teresa at 479-3250.
Parent Mentor Training. Two day training to coach parents/caregivers on listening and talking with other parents/caregivers in sharing their experiences. Being held at the Graham County Community Center at 196 Knights Rd, October 9 & 16, 2014. Robbinsville. Flyer will be distributed in September. For more information contact Jody at 828-631-3900 ext 154.
Saturday, December 13 – Robbinsville’s Hometown Holiday and evening Christmas Parade.
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.
Cedar Cliff Baptist Church Homecoming and Centennial Celebration - August 31-services begin at 10 a.m.
Zion Hill Baptist Church 5th Sunday Singing – 2:00 p.m. on August 31.
Mountain Creek Baptist Church 5th Sunday Singing – August 31 – 6:00 p.m.
Women’s Community Bible Study begins Tuesday, September 9 at 10:00 a.m. at Robbinsville United Methodist Church. All women invited. Child care provided.
Graham Fellowship Free Food Distribution will be held at Grace Fellowship Church on September 13 from 2-4 pm.
Fin and Feather Dinner at the Robbinsville United Methodist Church on Saturday, September 13 from 4-7 pm. Tickets are $7 each and can be purchased at the church office or from a church member.
Homecoming at Church of the Lamb on Sept. 14 starting about 10:45 a.m. Dinner will be served and a special singing will be held featuring the Welch Family and others. Everyone is invited.
Meadow Branch Baptist Church Homecoming will be on Sunday, September 21 at 10 a.m. with dinner and special singing.
Old Timer’s Day at Cedar Cliff Church will be on Sunday, October 5. In addition to church services that day, there will be a dinner. Everyone is encouraged to wear “old-timey” clothes. Everyone is invited. For more information, call 479-6553 or 479-8458.
CLASS REUNIONS & FAMILY REUNIONS
Robbinsville High School Class of 1974 will have their 30 year reunion on August 30 at 5:30 pm at Robbinsville High School.
Hyde Family Reunion will be Sunday, August 31 at 10:00 a.m. at Robbinsville High School. Bring a covered dish and get ready for family, food, and fun.
Proctor & Hazel Creek: Welch & McClure, September 7 at 9:30. Depart from Cable Cove.
Proctor & Hazel Creek: Mitchell, Saturday, September 27 at 9:30. Depart from Cable Cove.
August 30 -THE DRAGON RUN- Wounded Warrior Project Fund Raiser at Deals Gap
August 30 – End of Summer Bash at Deals Gap
HIKES – Partners of Joyce Kilmer/Slickrock – Hikes
August 30 – Hangover/Haoe from Wolf Laurel. 9 mile, strenuous trip. Meeting-9 AM at Cheoah Ranger District Office. Bill Hodge and Dick Evans, leaders. Call 828-479-2503 for more info.
August 30 – Alternate, easier hike. Waterfall trip near Cold Branch. 2 miles, easy. Meeting – 12:30 PM at Cheoah Ranger District Office. Marshall McClung and Joe Bonnette, trip leaders. Call 828-479-3855 for more info.
STECOAH VALLEY CENTER – EVENTS
September 6 - Balsam Range - Appalachian Evenings – Concert Series – Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Dinner is available at Schoolhouse Cafe starting at 6:00 p.m.
FONTANA VILLAGE RESORT
Labor Day Weekend, Fireworks, & LakeAlooza Celebration August 29 – 31
The fifth annual LakeAlooza Lake Party on Fontana Lake. Join us on Saturday, August 30th for live musical entertainment, lake games, cookouts and much more on the docks of the Marina! Don’t miss the best fireworks in the Smokies, Saturday at 9:30 pm, on the Village Green.
August 30 Josh Fields Band – Band performance - This Southern Rock band out of Waynesville, NC will keep you tuned in with their tight three part harmonies. Performance will be at the Fontana Marina Deck from 3:00pm-7:00pm.
Fastgear – Band performance - This local Southern Rock band out of Robbinsville brings their own take on country with songs from the 90′s through today’s recent hits. Performance will be on the Wildwood Sundeck from 7pm-10pm or in the Fontana Events Hall in case of rain.
GROUPS COMING TO FONTANA in 2014
August 30 -THE DRAGON RUN- Wounded Warrior Project Fund Raiser at Deals Gap
August 30 – End of Summer Bash at Deals Gap
September 25-29 – East Coast Holiday – Porshe Event
Oct. 6-12 – SEOPA – Southeastern Outdoor Press Association at Fontana
Oct. 24-26 - Spiders in the Smokies at Fontana (Motorcycle Event)
Oct 16-19 - Oktoberfest – Clogging Group – Group Performs at Stecoah Valley Center Harvest Festival
Oct. 24-25 – Haunted Halloween at Fontana
Nov. - Thanksgiving Weekend
December – Christmas Dinner
December – New Year’s Eve Dinner – At Carolina Room at the Inn
Black Knight Football – 2014 Schedule
September 5 – Dade County, Georgia – HOME
September 9 – North Henderson – Home
September 19 – OPEN
September 26- at SWAIN
October 3 – at ANDREWS
October 10 – Murphy – Home
October 17 – Rosman – Home
October 24 – at HAYESEVILLE
October 31 – Q Foundation – Home
(Family Fun Festival – 5 to 7 pm before game at RES Gym)
November 11 – Cherokee – Home
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.
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.
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