Event Calendars

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Feb
3
Tue
Partners of Joyce Kilmer Hiking Event: Full Moon & Hot Chocolate Party #2
Feb 3 all-day

Stecoah Gap at 5:30, moon rise at 6:00. Bring chairs, snacks, warm clothes. Hot Drinks and fire provided. Contact Dick Evans
Donations or memberships to Partners of JK are greatly appreciated but not required to join any of the hikes. Memberships are $25. The general public is invited free-of-charge.

Participation by any Partners of JK member on 10 or more of these sponsored hikes will win a free Partners of JK t-shirt.

Hike leaders: Joe Bonnette 828-479-3855 or [email protected], 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 http://joycekilmerslickrock.org

Feb
6
Fri
Partners of Joyce Kilmer Hiking Event: Santeetlah Trail – Long Hungry Hike
Feb 6 all-day

Santeetlah Trail – Long Hungry Hike. 3.5 mile easy hike from gate near Carver Cemetery and back along shores of Santeetlah Lake. Meet at Cheoah Ranger Station at 1 pm. Contact Joe Bonnette.
Donations or memberships to Partners of JK are greatly appreciated but not required to join any of the hikes. Memberships are $25. The general public is invited free-of-charge.

Participation by any Partners of JK member on 10 or more of these sponsored hikes will win a free Partners of JK t-shirt.

Hike leaders: Joe Bonnette 828-479-3855 or [email protected], 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 http://joycekilmerslickrock.org

Snowbird Lodge is open for 2015 Season
Feb 6 all-day
Feb
13
Fri
Blue Waters Mountain Lodge Sweetheart’s Special
Feb 13 – Feb 15 all-day

Celebrate the most romantic weekend of the year with two nights lodging, two breakfasts and a romantic dinner for two at the Lodge, complimentary champagne, flowers and chocolates. For more info visit BlueWatersMtnL.com

Fontana Village Valentine’s Day Weekend
Feb 13 – Feb 14 all-day

Bring your sweetheart to Fontana Village Resort and the Great Smoky Mountains for the perfect romantic getaway. Enjoy a five course dinner for two including soup, salad, prime rib or lump crab cake, rosemary potatoes, grilled asparagus, and chocolate dipped strawberries. For dinner reservations call 828-498-2115, cost is $36.99 per person (including tax and gratuity). Also, take 25% off of cabin rentals or take advantage of $99 lodge rooms for the 13th-14th with a two night minimum stay. For more information on lodging call 828.498.2211.
For more information, visit http://FontanaVillage.com

Feb
14
Sat
Snowbird Lodge Valentines Day Dinner
Feb 14 all-day

Celebrate Love with that someone special at Snowbird. You and your valentine will arrive Friday to find flowers and something sweet to enjoy in your room. Then on Saturday evening be treated to our special Valentines dinner featuring complimentary champagne. This is the first event of our 2013 season and sure to be a sellout, so make reservations early. For more information visit http://SnowbirdLodge.com

Tapoco Lodge Valentine’s Day
Feb 14 all-day

Jasper’s at Tapoco Lodge will open beginning February 13th for dinner service. Be sure to make reservations early for the Valentine’s day celebration! Complimentary champagne and a sweet treat will be offered for all dining with us on the 14th! TapocoLodge.com

Feb
16
Mon
Partners of Joyce Kilmer Hiking Event: Washington’s BD Hike
Feb 16 all-day

2 mile easy hike on Benton-MacKaye Trail from
Old Field Gap to Meadow Branch. Meet at Old Field Gap at 1 pm. Contact Dick Evans.
Donations or memberships to Partners of JK are greatly appreciated but not required to join any of the hikes. Memberships are $25. The general public is invited free-of-charge.

Participation by any Partners of JK member on 10 or more of these sponsored hikes will win a free Partners of JK t-shirt.

Hike leaders: Joe Bonnette 828-479-3855 or [email protected], 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 http://joycekilmerslickrock.org

Feb
21
Sat
Cheoah River High Flow Event
Feb 21 – Feb 22 all-day
Cheoah River High Flow Event @ Cheoah River put-in, Joyce Kilmer Rd, Robbinsville, NC 28771 | North Carolina | United States

Western NC offers some of the best whitewater rafting and kayaking east of the Mississippi. The recently unleashed Cheoah isn’t for the faint of heart.  The river has many Class IV/IV+ rapids and lots of residual vegetation that require a high skill level to negotiate. With the exception of two or three half-mile or so sections, the Cheoah is unusually continuous with a gradient that is consistently steep for a river it’s size. The 9+ mile run can be broken into three sections and represents a whitewater experience not often found in the Southeast!

Cheoah River is located 8 miles North of Robbinsville on Hwy 129. River pass bracelets can be purchased at O’Henry’s, Outland Expeditions 800-827-1442 or Cheoah Ranger Station 828-479-6431.

1000 cfs from 11am to 3pm on 21st, < 850 cfs on 22nd

Snowbird Lodge Wine Dinner with Steve Pigniatello
Feb 21 all-day

The first of our popular wine dinners features some of the best wines of France paired with a five-course fixed menu. Look forward to an all French menu, and plan to take some of Steve’s great finds home with you, as some wines will be available for purchase.

Certified sommelier Steve Pignatiello first traveled to France as a Dartmouth College student in 1979. Over the years, Steve has had the good fortune to become friends with some of the most highly respected winemakers in the Burgundy region of France. His passion for and first-hand knowledge of their wines have earned him the nickname “The Burgundy Wine Man.” In recognition of his contributions to the promotion of Burgundy Steve was inducted into the prestigious Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin at the historic Chateau du Clos de Vougeot. Furthermore, Steve is privileged to serve as the Vice Conseiller Gastronomique for the Chaine des Rotisseurs.

Steve has been honored as the Burgundy authority at the annual Food and Wine Classic at the Cloister on Sea Island, Ga., as well as at the annual Wine and Food Festival at The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa in Asheville, N.C. For more information visit http://SnowbirdLodge.com

Mar
6
Fri
Partners of Joyce Kilmer Hiking Event: Burgin Creek Falls
Mar 6 all-day

2+ miles moderately difficult hike from Atoah area to falls and back. Meet at Cheoah RD office parking lot at 1 pm to carpool. Contact Marshall McClung
Donations or memberships to Partners of JK are greatly appreciated but not required to join any of the hikes. Memberships are $25. The general public is invited free-of-charge.

Participation by any Partners of JK member on 10 or more of these sponsored hikes will win a free Partners of JK t-shirt.

Hike leaders: Joe Bonnette 828-479-3855 or [email protected], 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 http://joycekilmerslickrock.org

Mar
7
Sat
Snowbird Lodge Music with Lynn and Lou Wamp
Mar 7 all-day

Music with Lynn and Lou Wamp Join us for an evening featuring the acoustical duo Lou and Lynn Wamp. Lou is an acclaimed resonator guitar player, instructor and recording artist. Lou and Lynn have arranged and composed a variety of music for duet, played on a variety of instruments including guitars, mandolins, fiddle, dobro and bass. They live and work in Chattanooga, TN and perform across the southeast. For more information visit http://SnowbirdLodge.com

Mar
10
Tue
Snowbird Lodge Fly Fishing
Mar 10 all-day

For more information visit http://SnowbirdLodge.com

Mar
11
Wed
Snowbird Lodge Fly Fishing
Mar 11 all-day

For more information visit http://SnowbirdLodge.com

Mar
12
Thu
Snowbird Lodge Fly Fishing
Mar 12 all-day

For more information visit http://SnowbirdLodge.com

Mar
14
Sat
Fontana Classic Bass Tournament
Mar 14 all-day

Presented in partnership with the Daniel Boone Council, Boy Scouts of America, the 2015 Fontana Classic will be held March 14-15. Early registration is $150 per boat and ends on March 5th. Catch the state record Small Mouth Bass to win a 2014 F150 provided by Andy Shaw Ford. For nightly accommodations contact the resort at 828-498-2211.
For more information, visit http://FontanaVillage.com

Mar
20
Fri
Blue Waters Mountain Lodge Spring Fling
Mar 20 all-day

Join us to usher in the first days of spring. We will have a special springtime dinner to mark the occasion. Includes two nights lodging, two breakfasts and a dinner at the Lodge. For more info visit BlueWatersMtnL.com

Partners of Joyce Kilmer Hiking Event: First Day of Spring Hike
Mar 20 all-day

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. @ 10 am on. Bring lunch. Contact Dick Evans or Jim Kriner
Donations or memberships to Partners of JK are greatly appreciated but not required to join any of the hikes. Memberships are $25. The general public is invited free-of-charge.

Participation by any Partners of JK member on 10 or more of these sponsored hikes will win a free Partners of JK t-shirt.

Hike leaders: Joe Bonnette 828-479-3855 or [email protected], 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 http://joycekilmerslickrock.org

Mar
21
Sat
Cheoah River Release
Mar 21 – Mar 23 all-day

March 21 1000cfs from 8am to 4pm
March 22 850cfs from 8am to 4pm
March 23 <850cfs

For more information visit http://boatingbeta.com/releases/cheoah_next

Snowbird Lodge Music with Four Leaf Peat
Mar 21 all-day

Four Leaf Peat (FLP) was born out of the Irish traditional music scene in Knoxville, Tennessee, and is dedicated to honoring and preserving the spirit of Irish music. While grounded in tradition and influenced by Ireland’s traditional pipers, fiddlers and singers, FLP also bows a hat to the more recent innovators of Irish music such as The Bothy Band, Planxty, Dervish and Lunasa. FLP is Chad Beauchaine on fiddle and vocals; Gil Draper on guitar, mandolin, bouzouki and vocals; Rick Hall on hammer dulcimer, whistle and vocals; and Jason Herrera on vocals, flute and bodhran. For more information visit http://SnowbirdLodge.com

Mar
25
Wed
Fontana Village Hiker Haze Week
Mar 25 all-day

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. Activities include free disc golf lessons, educational presentations, karaoke, campfires, $1.00 movies and popcorn and much more.
For more information, visit http://FontanaVillage.com

Mar
28
Sat
Snowbird Lodge Hiking with Joel and Kathy Zachry
Mar 28 – Apr 2 all-day

The Zachrys’ continue to entertain and enlighten Snowbird’s guests on informative and enjoyable hikes in our area. Having completed the 2,175 miles of the Appalachian Trail in 2005, Joel and Kathy return eager to share their experiences by leading investigative walks and narrative hikes through local mountain scenery. Joel is a retired college biology professor and Kathy is a retired medical company executive who brings to Snowbird more than 50 years of collective outdoor experience.

Joel and Kathy are program managers and the longest-serving naturalist couple for the award-winning Smoky Mountain Field School. They also lead backcountry trips to Alaska through their Great Outdoors! Adventure Travel company. The Zachrys are also the authors of Bears We’ve Met, short stories of close encounters, available at the Lodge gift shop. For more information visit http://SnowbirdLodge.com

Apr
1
Wed
Partners of Joyce Kilmer Hiking Event: Fools Day Hike to a suprise location
Apr 1 all-day

Fools Day Hike to a suprise location…we’ll leave from somewhere and eventually end up somewhere…All fools meet Curly Joe Bonnette, Marshall Moe McClung, and Larry Hoot Gibbs at the Cheoah Ranger Station at 1 pm. Contact Joe.
Donations or memberships to Partners of JK are greatly appreciated but not required to join any of the hikes. Memberships are $25. The general public is invited free-of-charge.

Participation by any Partners of JK member on 10 or more of these sponsored hikes will win a free Partners of JK t-shirt.

Hike leaders: Joe Bonnette 828-479-3855 or [email protected], 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 http://joycekilmerslickrock.org

Apr
3
Fri
Blue Waters Mountain Lodge Easter Hop
Apr 3 – Apr 5 all-day

Start a new family tradition and join us for an Easter Celebration Includes two nights lodging, two breakfasts and a dinner at the Lodge. Starting at $400.00 per couple (not including tax & gratuity) For more info visit BlueWatersMtnL.com

Partners of Joyce Kilmer Hiking Event: Easter Back Pack Traverse of Joyce Kilmer Slickrock Wilderness
Apr 3 – Apr 4 all-day

3 day trip through one of the most remote and wild areas in the Southeast. 20 mile strenuous hike involves ridge hiking, stream crossings, steep trails, indistinct routes, everything an experienced backpacker wants on a hike. Possibility of seeing Easter Sunrise from the top on Hangover. Group size limitation (10), so you must contact hike leader Dick Evans at (828) 479-2503 for required reservations.
Donations or memberships to Partners of JK are greatly appreciated but not required to join any of the hikes. Memberships are $25. The general public is invited free-of-charge.

Participation by any Partners of JK member on 10 or more of these sponsored hikes will win a free Partners of JK t-shirt.

Hike leaders: Joe Bonnette 828-479-3855 or [email protected], 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 http://joycekilmerslickrock.orgthe top on Hangover. Group size limitation (10), so you must contact hike leader Dick Evans at (828) 479-2503 for required reservations.

Snowbird Lodge Wildflower Walks with Scott Dean
Apr 3 – Apr 10 all-day

Scott Dean joins the Snowbird family for the second time in this 2013 season. Scott will be leading wildlife and wildflower walks in the areas surrounding the Lodge.

Scott was born and raised in the mountains of southern Appalachia, and Asheville has been his home since 1992. He attended UNC-Asheville, earning a degree in biology, with a focus on the flora and fauna of the southern Appalachians.

For the last nineteen years he’s been a walk leader for UNC-Asheville’s annual Wildflower Pilgrimage. He’s also led wildlife and wildflower walks at the Western North Carolina Nature Center, where he worked for a year building the cougar and bobcat habitats, and served as First Vice President of the Friends of the Nature Center as well as serving on the Town of Weaverville Tree Board. He developed the curricula, and teaches field classes for the Blue Ridge Naturalist program offered at the N. C. Arboretum.

Scott lives in East Asheville with Zoot (the wonder dog) and Sushi (the spastic cat). When not leading natural history programs in the region, he enjoys gardening, hiking, backpacking, and playing around with various stringed, wind, and percussion instruments. For more information visit http://SnowbirdLodge.com

Fontana Village Easter Weekend
Apr 3 @ 6:57 pm – Apr 5 @ 7:57 pm

Bring the family to the Smokies for endless fun, entertainment and a classic Easter feast at the Mountview Restaurant. Activities include scenic lake tours, an easter egg hunt, guided nature hikes, and much more! For more information, visit FontanaVillage.com

Apr
10
Fri
Dragon Events: FIAT on the Dragon
Apr 10 – Apr 11 all-day

For more information, visit Event Calendar at http://TailoftheDragon.com

Apr
11
Sat
Cheoah River Release
Apr 11 – Apr 12 all-day

April 11 1000cfs from 8am to 4pm
April 12 850cfs from 8am to 4pm

Dragon Events: Spring Prelude Meet on the Dragon
Apr 11 all-day

For more information, visit Event Calendar at http://TailoftheDragon.com