Event Calendars

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Mar
6
Fri
Snowbird Lodge Music with Lynn and Lou Wamp
Mar 6 – Mar 7 all-day
Snowbird Lodge Music with Lynn and Lou Wamp

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

Partners of Joyce Kilmer Hiking Event: Burgin Creek Falls
Mar 6 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Partners of Joyce Kilmer Hiking Event: Burgin Creek Falls

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

It’s three days all about trout!!  Snowbird is bringing back the USA Fly Fishing Team members to teach/casting/fly tie, stream techniques, and guide our guest on the three-mile delayed harvest section of Big Snowbird Creek, which is super-stocked catch-and-release.  Last seasons event saw all fishermen catch the triple crown, Brooks, Browns and Rainbows! It’s a rare opportunity and these three days will fill up fast!  Pre – registration for this event is required.  It is a 3 day event and has an additional fee of $100.00 per day for guides and equipment. With five guides we limit the number of guests that can participate to a total of 10, this insures that each guide is able to spend the maximum amount of time with each guest ensuring that each individual gets the instruction that they need. Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or advanced fly fisherman you are sure to come away with new skills and knowledge.

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
Fontana Classic Bass Tournament

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://www.fontanavillage.com/events/Bass-Fishing-Tournament-2015.pdf

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 www.BlueWatersMtnL.com/rates/special-packages

Partners of Joyce Kilmer Hiking Event: First Day of Spring Hike
Mar 20 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Partners of Joyce Kilmer Hiking Event: First Day of Spring Hike @ Cheoah Ranger Station Robbinsville, NC

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 Joe Bonnette 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 , 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
Cheoah River Release @ North Carolina | United States

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

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
Cheoah River Release @ North Carolina | United States

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

Snowbird Lodge Wildflower Walks with Liz Domingue
Apr 11 – Apr 16 all-day

Spring is sprung, the grass is riz, I wonder where the flowers is. You need not fret, you need not worry, as we leave their finding up to Liz! She’ll lead you here, she’ll lead you there pointing out the natural wonders while you’ll be, for sure, without a care. You’ll see flowers a-blooming, beautiful vistas and critters too, so that during your stay you’ll need not wonder what to do. From Naturalist rambles and longer walks, to night time strolls and evening talks, she’ll share her passion and enthusiasm to, so you’ll enjoy nature and your Snowbird experience through and through. You may ask… will I have fun, will it be thrilling, will I feel adventurous, will it be fulfilling? The answer is ”yes” to all of the above. So, sign up, join Liz and spend some time in the mountains that you’ll just love. Join us for a wonderful week of natural discovery in the Southern Appalachians.

Just Get Outdoors!

Exploring the Smokies with Liz Domingue of Just Get Outdoors! is hardly just another hike. Where other outfitters are content to show you the scenery and give you the opportunity to get some great exercise, Liz is loathe to limit you to that. As a top-notch naturalist guide who has a master’s degree in wildlife ecology and conservation biology (she was formerly a research scientist at Cornell University), she introduces you to all sorts of fascinating aspects of the natural world that most hikers just tramp right on past. You’ll return with a greater appreciation for the intricate interconnectedness of the Smokies’ rich flora and fauna, as well as a deeper understanding of your own intimate relationship with nature.

Domingue, a regular hiking leader for Great Smoky Mountains Association outings as well as for the Smoky Mountain Field School, offers both a menu of several standard programs as well as custom adventures tailor-made to your specific interests, whether you’re into spring wildflowers, birding, fall colors, salamanders, elk, waterfalls, or nature photography. Popular summer offerings include hikes to see the azaleas blooming on the balds and nighttime programs during synchronous firefly season. If you’re up for a longer adventure, you can sign up for overnight wilderness treks of varying lengths—or even one of Liz’s naturalist adventure tours in other national parks and public lands throughout the United States. For more information visit http://SnowbirdLodge.com


Liz’s website

Apr
12
Sun
Fontana Village Spring Hike Week
Apr 12 – Apr 16 all-day

Whether you are a returning Spring Hike Week participant, or if this is your first time here at the Village, we welcome you and hope you have a wonderful time enjoying Fontana Village Resort. Join us for guided hikes and educational programs, there are many scheduled activities that will be available for you to participate in!
For more information, visit http://FontanaVillage.com

Partners of Joyce Kilmer Hiking Event: Fontana Village Spring Wildflower Hikes
Apr 12 – Apr 15 all-day

Contact Fontana Village at 828-498-2211 or visit http://fontanavillage.com

Apr
16
Thu
Dragon Events: Deals Gap Rotary Rally 11
Apr 16 – Apr 18 all-day

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

Dragon Events: Wookies in the Woods VW R32 Group
Apr 16 – Apr 17 all-day

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

Apr
17
Fri
Dragon Events: 15th Annual Spyders on the Dragon, SADAS XV, MR2 Spyder
Apr 17 – Apr 18 all-day

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

Apr
19
Sun
Snowbird Lodge Dulcimer Workshop with Paul and Dee Andry
Apr 19 – Apr 22 all-day

For the past twenty years Paul Andry has been teaching our mountain dulcimer workshop. Daily classes will consist of beginner’s workshops, followed by group classes for more experienced players. Paul will also offer one-on-one lessons geared to the individual’s interests; new and loaner instruments will be available for first time attendees. Guests are invited to participate in evening “jam” sessions.

Paul is Louisiana’s premier mountain dulcimer player and has done much for the dulcimer’s presence in his home state. His lyrical touch on the dulcimer enables him to interpret a diversity of styles of music: Mardi Gras, ragtime, classical, Celtic, pop and traditional American folk music his introduction to the dulcimer was on vacation in Mountain View, AR. He later won and placed in several dulcimer contests there, culminating in the 1994 Texas State Championship. He founded the Bayou Dulcimer Club and is credited as the creator of the highly successful Mardi Gras Dulcimer Festival in Covington, LA. An author of three dulcimer books and a CD entitled “Dixieland Dulcimer Favorites,” Paul teaches and performs at festivals throughout the South. For more information visit http://SnowbirdLodge.com

Apr
22
Wed
Partners of Joyce Kilmer Hiking Event: Loop Trail Spring Wildflower Walk
Apr 22 all-day

2 miles, easy to moderate difficulty, led by Kim & Jim. Meet at Cheoah Ranger Station on Massey Branch Rd. @ Noon following Partners of JK bi-monthly meeting. Special spring wildflower walk. Contact Kim Hainge 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

Apr
23
Thu
Dragon Events: Buell/Dragon VIII
Apr 23 – Apr 25 all-day

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

Apr
25
Sat
Cheoah River Release
Apr 25 – Apr 27 all-day
Cheoah River Release @ North Carolina | United States

April 25 1000cfs from 8am to 4pm
April 26 850cfs from 8am to 4pm
April 27 <850cfs

Snowbird Lodge Birding with Simon Thompson
Apr 25 – Apr 30 all-day

Nationally recognized ornithologist Simon Thompson joins us during the spring migration to help us locate and identify the birds that surround the Lodge. Simon has led trips throughout the world for birders and naturalists, and is very active in conservation and birding organizations in Western North Carolina.

Simon Thompson owns and operates his own bird watching and natural history tour company, Ventures, Inc., based in Asheville, NC. The company leads small groups of naturalists and birders both within North America and to many locations throughout the world.

In western North Carolina, he is also the ornithologist at Chimney Rock Park and is active with both the Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society and the Henderson County Bird Club. Since moving permanently to the US in 1987, Simon has been the ornithologist and nature director at the Foothills Equestrian Nature Center (FENCE) in Tryon, NC. He has been active in various conservations activities, is a member of the American Birding Association and the Carolina Bird Club, and plans many bird watching talks and programs throughout western NC.

Simon and his partner, Chris, own the Asheville, NC Wild Birds Unlimited Store. As well as selling a great line of top quality bird seed and feeders, they also stock an excellent selection of bird houses, books, binoculars and a unique line of North Carolina nature gifts. For more information visit http://SnowbirdLodge.com