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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 13 all-day
Snowbird Lodge Photography with Mark Dauber @ Snowbird Mountain Lodge | Robbinsville | North Carolina | United States

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
Partners of Joyce Kilmer Hiking Event: Dog Day JK Memorial Loop Trail
Aug 14 all-day
Partners of Joyce Kilmer Hiking Event: Dog Day JK Memorial Loop Trail @ Cheoah Ranger Station | Robbinsville | North Carolina | United States

Friday, August 14. Celebrate the Dog Days of summer with a hike in the Memorial forest. Meet at the Cheaoh Ranger Station at 10 AM to carpool for the 2 mile loop hike. Bring a lunch. Hike leaders: Dick Evans 828-479-2503, Jim Kriner or Kim Hainge 828-479-1255.

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.

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
Snowbird Lodge Wine Dinner with Nick Demos @ Snowbird Mountain Lodge | Robbinsville | North Carolina | United States

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 20 all-day
Snowbird Lodge Yoga with Anne Kennedy @ Snowbird Mountain Lodge | Robbinsville | North Carolina | United States

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
20
Thu
Dragon Events: OutSMARTing the Dragon 2015
Aug 20 – Aug 23 all-day
Dragon Events: OutSMARTing the Dragon 2015 @ Fontana Village Resort | Fontana Dam | North Carolina | United States

Come join other SMART car enthusiast in our annual rally – outSMARTing the Dragon!!

We are drawing close to our deadline to give our vendors our final numbers. As the case we need to close our registration *this* Saturday, August 1st.

If you have not registered, or paid please do so, or get in touch with either Bill or myself to make other arrangements.

Can’t wait to see everyone!!

 

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 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Partners of Joyce Kilmer Hiking Event: Hangover-Haoe from Wolf Laurel Trailhead

Hike from Wolf Laurel to the Hangover – 8+ mile strenuous hike. Call Dick Evans to register 828.479-2503 (he will tell you the meet place then). Group Size Limit controlled.

 

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.

 

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

Sep
19
Sat
Snowbird Lodge Wildflower Walks with John and Nancy Rennie
Sep 19 – Sep 24 all-day

Nancy and John Rennie return this spring and fall for another season of leading hikes. 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 since the late 1960’s 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

Sep
25
Fri
SCCA Fall Chase The Dragon Hill Climb
Sep 25 – Sep 26 all-day

: Sports car race on Maple Springs Road. Registration/car viewing begins Friday afternoon in Robbinsville. Races from 8:30 to 4 pm Saturday and Sunday. Awards ceremony Sunday at 4 pm. Public invited/no admission fee. For more information, visit http://www.dragonhillclimb.com

Sep
26
Sat
Partners of Joyce Kilmer Hiking Event: Slickrock Creek Hike
Sep 26 all-day

Big Fat Gap to Slickrock Trailhead via Slickrock Creek and falls, 8+ miles, partly strenuous down slope walk. Meet at Cheoah Ranger Station @ 9:00 am. Bring Lunch and water. Contact Dick 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

Snowbird Lodge Birding with Aaron Steed
Sep 26 – Oct 1 all-day

Aaron Steed has been interested in birds and natural history his entire life. Originally from Wilmington, NC, Aaron received his B.S. in General Biology from the University of North Carolina at Asheville in 2010. He has been birding and hiking all over the southeastern US as well as New Mexico, Colorado and Texas. He has worked with Audubon NC, searching for Piping Plover nesting sites, and with Texas A&M mapping the territories of Golden-cheeked Warblers and Black-capped Vireos on Fort Hood in central Texas. He has also spent several seasons with Southern Appalachian Raptor Research (SARR), learning the art of banding songbirds and migratory hawk-counting at Big Bald Banding Station in Mars Hill, NC. Though he loves traveling and birding new places, he’ll always be drawn back to the Asheville area by the splendid beauty and biodiversity of the Southern Appalachians. For more information visit http://SnowbirdLodge.com

WILD ABOUT GAME – Outdoor Sportsmen’s Day
Sep 26 @ 12:01 pm – 8:00 pm
WILD ABOUT GAME - Outdoor Sportsmen’s Day @ Village Shopping Center | Robbinsville | North Carolina | United States

If you love wild game, this day’s for you!  Don’t know if you like wild game?  Here is your chance to find out!  Visitors can taste bear, deer or boar prepared by local celebrity, hunter, and “moonshiner,” Mark Rogers at the 3rd Annual WILD ABOUT GAME – Outdoor Sportsmen’s Day in Robbinsville on Saturday, September 26, 2015.  Visitors will have opportunities to taste wild game, enter a wild fruit jam and jelly contest, cheer for their favorite dish in the wild game cook-off,  listen to bluegrass, and clog at the Billy Ed Queen Tribute Dance.

For more information call 828-735-3983 or 828-479-3250. In Robbinsville, we are Wild About Game!

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

3:00                 Event Opens

4:00                 Wild About Game – Food Tasting

5:00                 Line Dancing Lesson with Linda

6:00                 Clogging Lesson with Carolyn

6:00                 Contest Winners Announced

7:00                 Billy Ed Queen Tribute Dance

9:00                 Winner of Gun Drawing Announced

*Events and activities may be added, cancelled or rescheduled without notice.

VENISON & OTHER WILDMEAT COOK-OFF

  • Three prizes awarded – 1st Place, Second Place and People’s Choice
  • Rules available at Town Hall or Visitors Center.
  • Entries must be brought to Judging Table by TBA on Saturday, September 26.

VENDORS WELCOME

Vendors wanting to set up a booth on Saturday, September 26 may pick up an application at Robbinsville Town Hall (space is limited).

Sep
27
Sun
Fontana Village Annual Autumn Holiday of the Rounds
Sep 27 – Sep 29 all-day

Join us for this all round dance festival where you can dance the nights away on Fontana’s famous floating hardwood dance floor.
For more information, visit http://FontanaVillage.com

Oct
3
Sat
Cheoah River Release
Oct 3 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!

October 3 850cfs from 9am to 5pm

Partners of Joyce Kilmer Hiking Event: Historical Belding Trail
Oct 3 all-day

2 to 4 miles total led by Marshall, Hoot and Joe, moderate difficulty, hiking portions of Belding Trail in Deep Creek & Big Fat Gap Road area. Historical sites to be visited. Meet at Cheoah Ranger Station @ 10 am. on Saturday, 9/27. Bring sack lunch. Contact Joe or Marshall.
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

Oct
10
Sat
Partners of Joyce Kilmer Hiking Event: Cheoah Bald
Oct 10 all-day

Cheoah Bald via end of Nolton Ridge Road & AT, 2.5 miles, moderate to strenuous difficulty. Meet at Bear Creek Junction at 10 am. Bring a lunch. 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

Oct
11
Sun
Fontana Village Fall Hike Week
Oct 11 – Oct 14 all-day

Includes guided hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park as well as many other scheduled events. Join other guests for an assortment of evening lectures and programs. Contact our Outdoors Program for more information.
For more information, visit http://FontanaVillage.com

Oct
12
Mon
Partners of Joyce Kilmer Hiking Event: Columbus Day Hike on Bartram Trail
Oct 12 all-day

3.5 mile steep downhill hike from end of Nolton Ridge Rd. to Nantahala River. Meet at Bartram Trailhead (10 am) just off US74/19 near Nantahala Put-in to shuttle up to Nolton Ridge Road. Bring lunch. 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

Oct
14
Wed
Partners of Joyce Kilmer Hiking Event: Coker Creek Falls Hike
Oct 14 all-day

2 mile moderately difficult hike near Tellico Plains following bi-monthly Partners meeting at Tellico Ranger Station. Meet at Cheoah Ranger Station at 8:30 am to carpool. Lunch stop in Tellico Plains after meeting. 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