Event Calendars

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

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Apr
25
Sat
Cheoah River Release
Apr 25 – Apr 27 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!

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

Apr
26
Sun
2015 Rescue Squad Ramp Dinner
Apr 26 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
2015 Rescue Squad Ramp Dinner @ Rescue Squad Building | Robbinsville | North Carolina | United States

Ramp season is almost here and a big draw is the Graham County Rescue Squad’s Annual Ramp Fest which is scheduled for the last week of April. Ramps, also known as wild leeks are native to the Appalachian Mountains region. A longtime favorite among local folks, ramps have a strong garlic-like aroma and taste like spring onions.

Sit a spell or grab and go!  The dinner features fried fish & chicken with fixings, dessert & drink (until the food runs out).  This is the rescues squads annual fundraiser and they will need to have a very successful year to continue the tradition next year.

There are lots of GREAT things to do in Graham County!  After the dinner, head out to the Cherohala Skyway for a hike or go and view the largest dam east of the Mississippi, Fontana Dam!  If that hasn’t peaked your curiosity, go and view the majestic trees at Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest or rent a boat on Santeetlah or Fontana Lakes.

Apr
29
Wed
Dragon Events: Minis on the Dragon
Apr 29 – May 2 all-day
Apr
30
Thu
Dragon Events: Quattro de Mayo 2015
Apr 30 – May 2 all-day

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May
1
Fri
Dragon Events: 5th Annual Subaru Forester Deal’s Gap Meet
May 1 – May 2 all-day

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Dragon Events: 7th Annual New Beetles on the Dragon
May 1 – May 2 all-day

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Fontana Village A Time to Remember
May 1 – May 30 all-day
Fontana Village A Time to Remember

Our fifth annual celebration to honor the people of Western North Carolina who gave up their homes, land and way of life so that World War II could be won. Hosted by Fontana Village Resort, The Proctor Revival  the GREAT organization.
For more information, visit http://FontanaVillage.com

Partners of Joyce Kilmer Hiking Event: Wright Creek Falls
May 1 all-day

Visit seldom seen Wright Creek Falls. Moderately difficult 1+ mile round-trip hike. Meet at 9:30 am at Cheoah Ranger Station. Contact Marshall 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

May
2
Sat
Snowbird Lodge Wildflower Walks with John and Nancy Rennie
May 2 – May 7 all-day

Nancy and John Rennie return this spring and fall for another season of leading hikes and presenting evening programs. Longtime Snowbird guests, they bring a professional interest in nature and much experience in hiking. Nancy studied botany and horticulture at the University of Tennessee before starting her own business, Natural Designs, a native-plant based landscape design company. She has been a leader with the Gatlinburg Wildflower Pilgrimage for over 35 years and has extensive knowledge of the local flora. John is retired from the University of Tennessee where he taught forestry for more than 30 years. They particularly enjoy sharing their knowledge and love of nature on hikes to many locations near Snowbird. Their evening slide presentations include programs on their travels in the US and abroad, and on various aspects of nature in the southern Appalachians. Please join us for this delightful week of hiking and exploring nature at Snowbird. For more information visit http://SnowbirdLodge.com

May
6
Wed
Dragon Events: Spring Hayabusa Bash
May 6 – May 9 all-day

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May
8
Fri
Blue Waters Mountain Lodge Mother’s Day Getaway
May 8 – May 10 all-day

Looking for the perfect Mom’s getaway? Come to our mountain top where Mom can relax in a rocking chair with a cup of tea or glass of wine while gazing at beautiful Lake Santeetlah. Includes two nights lodging, two breakfasts and a dinner at the Lodge. For more info visit BlueWatersMtnL.com

Fontana Village Mother’s Day Weekend
May 8 – May 9 all-day

Treat Mom and the family to a wonderful weekend of fun in the mountains! Call the Resort today at 828-498-2211 to book your lodging. Then join us for Mother’s Day Dinner at the Mountview Restaurant on Sunday, May 10th from 5:00 – 9:00pm. The Mountview Restaurant offers a savory menu featuring many locally inspired dishes that will surely leave Mom full and relaxed! Call the Mountview today at 828-498-2115 to make your reservation!
For more information, visit http://FontanaVillage.com

Partners of Joyce Kilmer Hiking Event: Overnight trip thru Big Snowbird Area
May 8 – May 9 all-day

Visit Lower Falls, Middle Falls, Upper Falls and Sassafras Falls. 14 mile trip moderately difficult. Come prepared to stay overnight. Bring fishing gear. Meet at Cheoah Ranger Station at 9 am. Friday. Contact Rick Davis
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

May
9
Sat
Dragon Events: Annual Boxer Takeover
May 9 all-day

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Snowbird Lodge Southern Style Music with Louise Mosrie
May 9 all-day

Having grown up on a farm near Nashville with British parents, Louise Mosrie’s songwriting is a mish-mash of different influences from Nanci Griffith, Everything But the Girl and Lucinda Williams—an eclectic blend of folk, country/bluegrass and pop. Louise has played at Eddie’s Attic in Atlanta, The Bluebeird Café, Douglas Corner and Exit/In in Nashville, Blue Cats and Barley’s in Knoxville, the Coffee Underground in Greenville, SC and many other venues. She’s had the pleasure to open for such diverse acts as Jonatha Brooke, Allison Moorer, Marcia Ball, Michele Malone, Greg Trooper, and Antigone Rising. Guitar teacher and bluegrass picker extraordinaire, Anna Denison, will be playing all the fancy licks with Louise when she visits us at Snowbird. For more information visit http://SnowbirdLodge.com

May
14
Thu
Dragon Events: 5th Gen Camaros 4th Annual Tail of the Dragon Run
May 14 – May 16 all-day

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May
15
Fri
Dragon Events: Saturn Redlines Meet
May 15 – May 16 all-day

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Partners of Joyce Kilmer Hiking Event: of Joyce Kilmer Work Day
May 15 all-day

Work area project to be identified later. Plan to meet at Cheoah Ranger Station at 8:30 am to carpool to work site. Lunch will be provided. Bring water and work clothes. Contact Joe 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

May
16
Sat
Cheoah River Release
May 16 – May 17 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!

May 16 1000cfs from 9am to 5pm
May 17 850cfs from 9am to 5pm

Dragon Events: Annual HHSOG Jason Fehrs Homeland Honda Shadow Owners Group
May 16 all-day

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Dragon Events: Element Owners Spring Dragon Event 
May 16 all-day

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May
18
Mon
Snowbird Lodge Wildflower Walks with Leon Bates
May 18 – May 21 all-day

A resident of the Southern Appalachians, Leon Bates is a retired forester/botanist with forty years experience in natural resources management and urban forestry/horticulture. He has been leading native plant walks for local and state wildflower groups since the 1970’s, including sixteen years with the Smoky Mountain Wildflower Pilgrimage.

A descendant of pioneer mountaineer ancestors, he walks and talks about his roots and the wonderful world of the Smoky Mountains. During his walks, guests are encouraged to actively participate in exploration of nature’s diverse plants and animals and develop a sense of their functional role in enhancing biodiversity.

May
22
Fri
Fontana Village Memorial Day Weekend
May 22 – May 25 all-day

Join us for our annual Summer Kick Off. Get ready for live music and a full weekend of fun and entertainment at the resort. Load the car and bring the entire family!
For more information, visit http://FontanaVillage.com

Snowbird Lodge Memorial Day Weedend and BBQ
May 22 – May 23 all-day

Once again we’ll celebrate the holiday weekends of summer family style with old-fashioned BBQ’s on the lawn. Please join us for a Summertime feast of house-smoked pork, grilled burgers, ribs, and all the fixin’s you can imagine. The Bluegrass Partners will be on hand to entertain us with some foot stompin’ bluegrass music and humorous anecdotes on the front porch during and after supper. These events will be held on the Saturday evening of the holiday weekends, but our dining room will be open for the usual sumptuous meals that guests have grown to love for the rest of the weekend. We look forward to spending these holiday weekends with you!

(Please note that vegetarian diets and special dietary needs may only be accommodated with prior notice during these weekends.)

May
25
Mon
Partners of Joyce Kilmer Hiking Event: Memorial Day Hike & Picnic
May 25 all-day

Walk to Big Huckleberry Bald. 2+ miles, easy. Includes accessible walk to overlook and back on Spirit Ridge Trail, 0.5 miles paved, led by Frank Findley. Meet at Cheoah Ranger Station on Massey Branch Rd. @ 4 pm. Hot Dog dinner @ Spirit
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

Ridge Picnic Area provided by Partners of JK. Optional nightime star watching from Bald. Call Dick or
Joe for meal reservations.

May
29
Fri
Snowbird Lodge Night Walking and Synchronous Fireflies with Wanda DeWaard
May 29 – Jun 3 all-day

Come to the mountains and join outdoor educator Wanda DeWaard. She will show you around our amazing forest trails at night! Learn to be more comfortable in the forest after dark by using your senses to move safely and with awareness. These walks will begin in the evening just before dark and will discuss bioluminescence and the natural history of synchronous fireflies as the hikes lead to an area suitable for viewing these amazing creatures!

Wanda DeWaard is an outdoor educator who has shared Earth Kinship and environmental awareness with people of all ages and a wide variety of backgrounds in community groups, schools, colleges, camps, environmental centers and teacher conferences since 1974. She holds a Masters degree in Recreation and Environmental Education and has directed youth and family programs all over the United States as well as in Canada and Germany. Currently, Wanda works as an outdoor program consultant and freelance outdoor educator in the Great Smoky Mountains area. Anything and everything in the natural world brings out her enthusiasm and contagious sense of fun.

May
30
Sat
Cheoah River Release
May 30 – May 31 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!

May 30 1000cfs from 9am to 5pm
May 31 850cfs from 9am to 5pm

Partners of Joyce Kilmer Hiking Event: Annual One Day World Famous Joyce Kilmer Yard Art Tour and Sale.
May 30 all-day

“Is it Art, or is it Junk?” At the home of the Findleys on Franks Creek Rd. near Robbinsville. Bring your friends, family and money to join the fun. 1 to 4 pm. Contact Joe Bonnette or Frank Findley.
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