Calendar of Events

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September 2014
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Category: RecreationLakeAlooza Party On Fontana Lake with Fireworks

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Category: RecreationLakeAlooza Party On Fontana Lake with Fireworks

Category: sportsYouth Sports Sign-Ups

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Category: sportsRHS Home Football Games

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Category: GeneralRobbinsville Farmers Market

Category: Music or DancingAn Appalachian Evening

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Category: sportsRHS Home Football Games

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Category: Motorcycles and AutomobilesSCCA Dragon Hill Climb

Category: GeneralRobbinsville Farmers Market

Category: CraftsFin & Feather Dinner

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Category: Motorcycles and AutomobilesSCCA Dragon Hill Climb

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Category: CraftsCraft Corner: Beginning Knitting

Category: GeneralLeisure at the Library

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Category: GeneralRobbinsville Farmers Market

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Category: GeneralRobbinsville Farmers Market

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Category: sportsYouth Sports Sign-Ups

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Category: CraftsCystic Fibrosis Beauty Pageant

Category: RecreationTake a Kid Biking Day

Category: GeneralRobbinsville Farmers Market

 

AROUND TOWN - September 2014

September is National Preparedness Month.  Please be disaster aware and take time to prepare.

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.

NC COOPERATIVE EXTENSION 

September 25 Beekeepers Club Meeting—7:00pm

29 Diabetes Support Group

October 18 Country Fair at Stecoah Valley Center

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!

Yoga For The Critters Fund Raiser ClassSat. Sept. 20 at the Graham County Public Library, Robbinsville, NC.  11:00 am – 12:15,  $12.00 minimum donation. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED THROUGH ME.  All proceeds go to Graham County Animal Advocated and Valley River Humane Society.

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.

Craft Class – Homemade Oils and Lotions – Stecoah Center 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 scented 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.

12th Annual Cystic Fibrosis Beauty Pageant will be held on Saturday,October 4.

Take a Kid Biking Day at Stanley Field on Saturday, October 11.  Events will start at 9:00 am and end by 2:00 pm.  Youth may drop-in any time between 9 and 2.  Kids will ride mountain bikes on an obstacle course and learn bike riding skills.  Prizes awarded.  For more information, contact Jason Sawyer at 735-2704.

Robbinsville Outdoor Sportsmen’s Day & Taste of the Wild & Mountain Dance will be held on Saturday, October 11 on the Rodney Orr Bypass.  The event will be held at Village Shopping Center and opens at 3:00 pm.  Sample bear, deer, wild boar, and more.   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.

CHURCH EVENTS

Buffalo Baptist Church will have a yard sale fund raiser on Saturday, Sept. 20 starting a 8:00 a.m. in the church parking lot.

Hosanna Baptist Church Yard Sale on Saturday, September 20 beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the community building.  Proceeds will support Operation Yuletide Helpers.

Snowbird Community Yard Sale will be on Saturday, Sept. 20 at the Little Snowbird Playground.

Liberty Baptist Church Homecoming on Sunday, Sept. 21 beginning at 11:00 a.m.  The church will provide ham, turkey and drinks.  Please bring a covered dish and join the church for food, fellowship and worship.

Meadow Branch Baptist Church Homecoming will be on Sunday, September 21 at 10 a.m.  with dinner and special singing.

Stecoah Baptist Church Homecoming will be on September 21 at 10:00 a.m.  There will be no Sunday school or worship service.  There will be special singing and lunch at Noon.

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

The Wachacha Family Reunion will be on Sunday, September 28 at 2:00 p.m. at the home of Lou Jackson.  For more information, call 479-8375.

CEMETERY DECORATIONS

Proctor & Hazel Creek:  Mitchell,  Saturday, September 27 at 9:30.  Depart from Cable Cove.

 

MOTOR EVENTS

September 25-29 – East Coast Holiday – Porshe Event – Fontana Village

Oct. 24-26  - Spiders in the Smokies at Fontana (Motorcycle Event)

 

HIKES – Partners of Joyce Kilmer/Slickrock – Hikes

September 26 – Stratton Bald Hike. Hike from Wolf Laurel to Rattler Ford over Stratton Bald. 7 miles, moderately strenuous. Meet at Cheoah Ranger Station at 10 AM with lunch and water. Group size limit may apply, so contact Leader Joe Bonnette at 479-3855.

September 27 – Historic Belding Trail Hike. 2-3 mile hike led by local historian Marshall McClung and Hoot Gibbs, following the Cheoah River and Big Fat Gap Road. Moderate difficulty, but worth the effort. Meet at Cheoah Ranger Station at 10 AM. Contact Marshall @ 479-8630 for more info.

October 8 – Full Moon Hike. Hike to the top of Huckleberry Knob, highest point in the county, to see the Full Moon Rise. Easy 2.5 mile round trip, but bring warm clothes and flashlights. Meet at Huckleberry Knob Parking Lot at 5 PM. Contact Joe Bonnette at 479-3855 for more info.

October 11 – Old Bear Creek Trail/Road Hike. Follow Trail from Nolton Ridge Road to Bear Creek Junction. Moderate difficulty, 3.5 miles downhill. Contact Joe Bonnette for more info. 479-3855.

October 15 – Partners Meeting at Tellico Ranger Station. We will carpool from the Cheoah Ranger Station at 9 AM for the trip over the Cherohala and meeting, then possibly a short hike to Falls Branch Falls on the way back. Contact Joe Bonnette at 479-3855 to reserve your spot.

October 22 – Partners Boat Trip. Join the Partners on a boat trip across Fontana Lake to visit the remains of the town of Proctor and visit the Proctor Cemetery. Possibility of a 5 mile hike thru to Eagle Cove. $25 fee for the boat trip. Contact Dick Evans @ 479-2503 to make sure you have a spot on the boat!

October 25 Hike. Hike from Nolton Ridge Road over Cheoah Bald. 3.0 mile trip, moderately strenuous. Contact Joe Bonnette @ 479-3855.

 

FONTANA VILLAGE RESORT

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 SCHEDULE

September 19 – North Henderson – Home (Alumni Game)

September 26- at SWAIN

October 3 – at ANDREWS

October 10 – Murphy – Home

October 17 – Rosman – Home (HOMECOMING)

October 24 – at HAYESEVILLE

October 31 – Q Foundation – Home

(Family Fun Festival – 5 to 7 pm before game at RES Gym)

November 7 – Cherokee – Home

 

Black Kght 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

RECURRING EVENTS

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