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Jul
2
Thu
Partners of Joyce Kilmer Hiking Event: Benton MacKaye Trail Section
Jul 2 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am
Partners of Joyce Kilmer Hiking Event: Benton MacKaye Trail Section @ Benton MacKaye Trail | Robbinsville | North Carolina | United States

We will hike the Benton MacKaye Trail between Old Field Gap Road and the trailhead on
Route 129/Meadowbranch, across from Tapoco Lodge. Meet at Ingles at 8am to carpool or at Tapaco Lodge at 8:30 AM, and we will car pool from that area. This is 1.8 mile hike, mostly easy except the last 100 yards which is steep.  We will do some light trail maintenance on the trip. Reminder – bring some water and a snack if needed.  We will probably eat lunch at the Lodge after the trip. Hike leader: 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.

Jul
3
Fri
Fontana Village Fourth of July Celebration
Jul 3 – Jul 4 all-day
Fontana Village Fourth of July Celebration @ Fontana Village Resort | Fontana Dam | North Carolina | United States

Join us in celebrating everything that made America the great nation that she is. There will field & water games, hometown parade, boating, BBQ cookouts and much, much more. Experience the best fireworks ever on the Village Green. Live entertainment throughout the weekend! Fireworks will begin on the 4th at 10:00 pm.

For more information, visit http://FontanaVillage.com

Snowbird Lodge July 4th weekend BBQ
Jul 3 – Jul 4 all-day
Snowbird Lodge July 4th weekend BBQ

Stay the weekend or make reservations for our annual BBQ!!!

For more information visit http://SnowbirdLodge.com

Jul
4
Sat
Snowbird Lodge Music with Lynn and Lou Wamp
Jul 4 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.

Jul
10
Fri
2015 Music on the Square at the Historic Courthouse in Robbinsville
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
2015 Music on the Square at the Historic Courthouse in Robbinsville @ Courthouse Square | Robbinsville | North Carolina | United States

Enjoy a live local band playing traditional Bluegrass and Country music on Courthouse Square. Also, wear your dancing shoes for clogging & square dancing on Main Street! It’s good, old-fashioned, mountain fun for the whole family!

* If raining, meet at the Community Building at 196 Knight Street.

 

Jul
12
Sun
Snowbird Lodge Painting with Nan Cunningham
Jul 12 – Jul 15 all-day

Nan Cunningham has been teaching people to paint for over 40 years, and now she is back at Snowbird! Her workshops are fun-filled, information-packed, lively adventures into creating your own artwork. All levels welcome from true beginners to the most experienced painters. Bring your favorite materials and join in the fun of painting, collaging and printing the beauty of Snowbird. Nan Cunningham is an Auburn University graduate and a faculty member of Arrowmont School and Armory Learning Center. She is a teacher/painter in high demand for her workshops and expressive presentations. Her personal presence and uncanny ability to translate emotion through light, color, form and story give voice and feeling to her paintings and teaching. This will not be a workshop to miss!

Websites:
http://www.nancunningham.com

Jul
17
Fri
2015 Music on the Square at the Historic Courthouse in Robbinsville
Jul 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
2015 Music on the Square at the Historic Courthouse in Robbinsville @ Courthouse Square | Robbinsville | North Carolina | United States

Enjoy a live local band playing traditional Bluegrass and Country music on Courthouse Square. Also, wear your dancing shoes for clogging & square dancing on Main Street! It’s good, old-fashioned, mountain fun for the whole family!

* If raining, meet at the Community Building at 196 Knight Street.

 

Jul
18
Sat
Partners of Joyce Kilmer Hiking Event: Bob Stratton Bald from Wolf Laurel
Jul 18 all-day

Fun Hike to the top of Stratton Bald from Wolf Laurel Trailhead – Cool off on mile high mountain bald! Three mile round trip and moderately difficult hike. Meet at Cheoah Ranger Station at 9 am to carpool and don’t forget to bring a lunch. Hike leaders: Dick Evans, Jim Kriner & Kim Hainge.

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.

Snowbird Lodge HotWax!-Encaustic Art with Kat Fitzpatrick
Jul 18 – Jul 21 all-day

Join Gulf Coast artist Kat Fitzpatrick, M.A.Ed. in exploring the ancient(1800 year old) medium of encaustic. Beeswax melted with damar crystals and colorful pigment produces an ideal art medium that can be painted, carved or layered, creating collage with photo transfers, cool papers, personal artifacts. Complete beginners as well as experienced artists are gently guided to find ways to create encaustic images of deep beauty and mystery. Come with a playful attitude and some small high contrast black and white photocopies…maybe you as a child, your grandchild, a favorite tree or pet? Join us for a day or a week.

Websites:
http://www.katfitzpatrick.com

Jul
24
Fri
2015 Music on the Square at the Historic Courthouse in Robbinsville
Jul 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
2015 Music on the Square at the Historic Courthouse in Robbinsville @ Courthouse Square | Robbinsville | North Carolina | United States

Enjoy a live local band playing traditional Bluegrass and Country music on Courthouse Square. Also, wear your dancing shoes for clogging & square dancing on Main Street! It’s good, old-fashioned, mountain fun for the whole family!

* If raining, meet at the Community Building at 196 Knight Street.

 

Dragon Events: Miatas at the Gap XIX
Jul 24 @ 11:45 pm – Jul 26 @ 4:00 pm
Dragon Events: Miatas at the Gap XIX

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

Jul
31
Fri
2015 Music on the Square at the Historic Courthouse in Robbinsville
Jul 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
2015 Music on the Square at the Historic Courthouse in Robbinsville @ Courthouse Square | Robbinsville | North Carolina | United States

Enjoy a live local band playing traditional Bluegrass and Country music on Courthouse Square. Also, wear your dancing shoes for clogging & square dancing on Main Street! It’s good, old-fashioned, mountain fun for the whole family!

* If raining, meet at the Community Building at 196 Knight Street.

 

Aug
7
Fri
2015 Music on the Square at the Historic Courthouse in Robbinsville
Aug 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
2015 Music on the Square at the Historic Courthouse in Robbinsville @ Courthouse Square | Robbinsville | North Carolina | United States

Enjoy a live local band playing traditional Bluegrass and Country music on Courthouse Square. Also, wear your dancing shoes for clogging & square dancing on Main Street! It’s good, old-fashioned, mountain fun for the whole family!

* If raining, meet at the Community Building at 196 Knight Street.

 

Aug
10
Mon
Snowbird Lodge Photography with Mark Dauber
Aug 10 – Aug 12 all-day

I have a great camera, have taken thousands of pictures and still can’t seem to capture the images I see. If this sounds familiar, then perhaps you should join us for this fabulous workshop. Mark Dauber has had numerous exhibits throughout the US and has led workshops across the globe. He is renowned for his easy ability to communicate and coach a wide variety of students, from beginners to professionals. Mark can show you how to capture the images you see and give you the tools necessary to shoot the images you’ve always wanted. Mark Dauber is a fine art photographer born in Birmingham, Alabama. He has had numerous exhibits throughout the United States, and his work is included in various private and institutional collections. Mark has led his own workshops in various international locations, including Guatemala. In 1991, he produced the architectural photography for the highly praised exhibit and catalogue, “Palladio In Alabama”. Mark’s work is primarily influenced by his friend and teacher, Paul Caponigro, universally regarded as one of the great maters of fine art photography. Mark has served as a teaching assistant to Mr. Caponigro both in Ireland and in Maine in the acclaimed Maine Photographic Workshops, and now is teaching workshops at The Dauber Gallery.

Websites: http://www.markdauber.com

Aug
14
Fri
2015 Music on the Square at the Historic Courthouse in Robbinsville
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
2015 Music on the Square at the Historic Courthouse in Robbinsville @ Courthouse Square | Robbinsville | North Carolina | United States

Enjoy a live local band playing traditional Bluegrass and Country music on Courthouse Square. Also, wear your dancing shoes for clogging & square dancing on Main Street! It’s good, old-fashioned, mountain fun for the whole family!

* If raining, meet at the Community Building at 196 Knight Street.

 

Aug
15
Sat
Snowbird Lodge Wine Dinner with Nick Demos
Aug 15 all-day

Sommelier Nick Demos will join us at Snowbird for another wine dinner where he will provide guests with the perfect blend of entertainment and information. This dinner will feature a single vintner’s series of wines paired with a five-course menu from our chefs, and these special wines will be available for purchase at the conclusion of your stay.

Wines of Kermit Lynch Presented by Nick Demos

First Course
Rabbit Tortellini in Tomato Consommé with Crème Fraische and Summer Vegetables

Second Course
Snowbird Roast Beef Napoleon
Layered with Herbed Chevre, Pickled Carrot, Grilled Garden Zucchini and Garlic Sabayon

Intermezzo
Proseco Granite

Main Course
Grilled Swordfish Provencal
Over Citrus Risotto, Haricots Verts, and Tomato Conficture

Fourth Course
Frisee and Grape Salad
Topped with Pickled Onions, Candied Cashews, Parmeggiano-Reggiano, and Chardonnay Vinaigrette

Dessert
Dark Chocolate Terrine
Strawberry Ganache, Pistachios, Orange Crème Anglaise

Aug
17
Mon
Snowbird Lodge Yoga with Anne Kennedy
Aug 17 – Aug 19 all-day

Ann Smiley Kennedy, B.A., LMBT, CYT, is currently in her third career life as a licensed massage therapist, reike practitioner, yoga instructor and entrepreneur. In previous ‘career lives’, she was a sports marketer and social worker. While Ann has been practicing massage for over fifteen years, she opened her own studio in Blue Ridge GA (Higher Ground Massage) almost five years ago. She began yoga as a young woman and revived her practice recently while experiencing a life transition. Her yoga teaching certification was earned from Asheville Yoga Center in 2013.

Her yoga practice offers a fun, comfortable place for those willing to try something new, step out of their comfort zone and be themselves! Curvy girl (and guy) yoga is her specialty, an opportunity for all of us to get comfy in our own skin! For more information visit http://SnowbirdLodge.com

Aug
18
Tue
Partners of Joyce Kilmer Hiking Event: Dog Day JK Memorial Loop Trail
Aug 18 all-day

2 mile moderately difficult walk in the wonderful humidity of the virgin cove hardwood forest. Meet at the Cheoah Ranger Station at 10 am and bring a lunch. 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

Aug
20
Thu
Dragon Events: OutSMARTing the Dragon 2015
Aug 20 – Aug 22 all-day

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

Aug
21
Fri
2015 Music on the Square at the Historic Courthouse in Robbinsville
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
2015 Music on the Square at the Historic Courthouse in Robbinsville @ Courthouse Square | Robbinsville | North Carolina | United States

Enjoy a live local band playing traditional Bluegrass and Country music on Courthouse Square. Also, wear your dancing shoes for clogging & square dancing on Main Street! It’s good, old-fashioned, mountain fun for the whole family!

* If raining, meet at the Community Building at 196 Knight Street.

 

Aug
28
Fri
2015 Music on the Square at the Historic Courthouse in Robbinsville
Aug 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
2015 Music on the Square at the Historic Courthouse in Robbinsville @ Courthouse Square | Robbinsville | North Carolina | United States

Enjoy a live local band playing traditional Bluegrass and Country music on Courthouse Square. Also, wear your dancing shoes for clogging & square dancing on Main Street! It’s good, old-fashioned, mountain fun for the whole family!

* If raining, meet at the Community Building at 196 Knight Street.

 

Aug
29
Sat
Partners of Joyce Kilmer Hiking Event: Hangover-Haoe from Wolf Laurel Trailhead
Aug 29 all-day

8+ miles, strenuous difficulty, led by Dick Evans. Meet @ Cheoah Ranger Station @ 9:00 am. on Saturday, 8/29. Bring lunch, snacks, and lots of water. Max. group limit. Call Dick @ 479-2503 for required reservations and chance for overnight camp on Hangover.
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

Sep
4
Fri
Fontana Village Labor Day Lake-A-Looza
Sep 4 – Sep 5 all-day

Live music, lake games, cookouts and fireworks in this Labor Day Weekend blowout!
For more information, visit http://FontanaVillage.com

Snowbird Lodge Labor Day Weekend BBQ with Lynn and Lou Wamp
Sep 4 – Sep 5 all-day

For more information visit http://SnowbirdLodge.com

Sep
7
Mon
Partners of Joyce Kilmer Hiking Event: Labor Day Winding Stair Accessible Bike Trail Trek
Sep 7 all-day

2.0 miles, paved trail walk along the Nantahala River. Led by Frank Findley. Meet at Winding Stair trail head just off US129 in Nantahala Gorge at 3 pm. Early dinner at NOC following walk. Contact Frank or 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

Sep
11
Fri
Dragon Events: Women’s Sportbike Rally East at the Dragon
Sep 11 – Sep 12 all-day

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

Chasing the Dragon HillClimb – Fall 2015
Sep 11 @ 2:00 pm – Sep 13 @ 4:00 pm
Chasing the Dragon HillClimb - Fall 2015 @ Maple Springs Robbinsville, NC | Robbinsville | North Carolina | United States

The Dragon Hillclimb is a Sports Car Club of America Time Trial event – competition licensed drivers in prepared sports cars race one at a time up a 2-mile mountain road in class competition. The course is located north of the Cherohala Skyway & Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest in beautiful Robbinsville in Graham County. The road race is on the edge of the Nantahala Forest, where spectators, course workers and drivers enjoy some of North Carolina’s most beautiful mountain scenery!

We invite you to join us as a driver, a worker, event staff or as a spectator for a true Southern tradition that began in the ’50s: Hillclimb! There is nothing like it!

This race is sanctioned by the Central Carolina Region and the Southeast Division of Sports Car Club of America.

Driver registration & inspection will take place on Friday in Robbinsville at The Hub – come out and meet the drivers & take pictures of the cool cars!!

Sep
12
Sat
Cheoah River Release
Sep 12 all-day
Cheoah River Release @ 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.

For more information, click here!

September 12 1000cfs from 9am to 5pm

Snowbird Lodge Wine Dinner with Brandy Davis
Sep 12 all-day

Brandy Davis is currently the owner of Cru Brokers. She specializes in promoting fine wines and spirits throughout the southeast. Brandy decided to do a U-turn in her hospitality career in 2005 to pursue a path that encompasses many of her passions: wine, food, travel, culture and history. The best part about her job is meeting all kinds of interesting people at wine tastings and dinners. For more information visit http://SnowbirdLodge.com

Sep
18
Fri
Blue Waters Mountain Lodge Autumn is Upon Us
Sep 18 – Sep 20 all-day

Come enjoy the pleasant warm days and cool nights of fall. We will have a special autumnal dinner to mark the occasion. Includes two nights lodging, two breakfasts and a dinner at the Lodge. For more info visit BlueWatersMtnL.com