Cherokee Clubs/Organizations

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Community Club Meetings


Big Y Community Club meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6pm at the Big Y Community Building.  For information on renting the building for your special occasion, call Bunsey Crowe, president, 497-6339 or 788-4879  Rent is $60/day for gym and community room with $25 returnable clean-up fee.


Big Cove Community Club meets the first Tuesday of every month at 7pm at the Big Cove Rec. Center.  Info: Chairman Butch Hill 497-7309, Vice Chairman Joe Red Cloud 269-6130, Secretary Lavita Hill 736-3126, or Treasurer Lisa Hardesty 788-1646


Birdtown Community Club meets the last Thursday of each month at 6pm at the Birdtown Community Building.  Potluck starts at 5:30pm, meeting starts at 6pm.  To reserve the building for your special occasion, call Faye McCoy, treasurer, 226-5194 ($50 fee with $20 key deposit).


Paint Town Community Club meets the last Monday of each month at 5:30pm at the new Painttown Gym.  Info: Lula Jackson 736-1511, Lois Dunston 736-3230, Abe Queen (Free Labor) 269-8110, Jennifer Jackson (building rental) 269-7702


Snowbird Community Club meets the first Tuesday of each month or the Tuesday before the Tribal Council meeting.  Info:  Roger Smoker, chairman, (828) 479-8678 or (828) 361-3278,


Wolftown Community Club meets the first Monday of each month at 7pm at the Wolftown Community Club Building.  Info:  Tuff Jackson, chairman, 788-4088


Yellowhill Community Club.  First Tuesday of every month unless it’s a holiday.  If anybody would like to teach an art or craft call Reuben 497-2043 to be scheduled.



Local Groups/Clubs


Acting and musical theatre classes meet weekly at the Mountainside Performing Arts School (Unto These Hills).  Acting class is every Tuesday from 6-7pm for ages 8 and up.  Musical theatre is held every Thursday evening from 6-7pm for ages 5 and up.  Community Theatre is held every Tuesday and Thursday from 7-8pm for ages 14 and up.  These are open to everyone.  Info: Marina Hunley-Graham, school instructor, 497-3652


American Legion Auxiliary-Steve Youngdeer Post 143 meets on the third Monday of each month at the Steve Youngdeer Post on Acquoni Road.


Bee Keepers meet the second Thursday of every month at 7pm at Southwestern Community College (old Almond School) past Bryson City.  Info: Bill Williams 488-1391


Cherokee Children’s Coalition meets the last Thursday of each month at 11am at the Agelink School Age Conference Room.


Cherokee Runners meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 5pm at the Age Link Conference Room.  Anyone interested in walking or running, no matter your fitness level, is invited to join.  Info: Samantha Ferguson or join the Cherokee Runners facebook page


Cherokee Speakers Gathering is normally held on the fourth Thursday of every month.  All Cherokee speakers and Cherokee Language learners are welcome to enjoy a potluck dinner and an evening of fellowship in the Cherokee language.  These events are sponsored by the Kituwah Preservation & Education Program and, in part, by the Cherokee Preservation Foundation.  Info:  Billie Jo Rich 554-6404 or


EBCI 4-H Archery meets every other Tuesday from 5:30-7pm.  Beginners to advanced, ages 5-17.  Must have a responsible adult present and turn in a notarized 4-H application.  Info: Chumper Walker, EBCI 4-H agent, 359-6936


North American Indian Women’s Association (NAIWA) Cherokee Chapter meets the second Thursday of each month at 6pm at the Birdtown Recreation Center.  Info:  Carmaleta Monteith, chapter treasurer,


Yellowhill Judo Club meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30-8pm at the old Cherokee High School weight room.  Classes are free. Info: Will Lambert 736-1600



Support Groups


Cherokee Cancer Support Group is a non-profit organization assisting cancer patients and care-givers on the Boundary, indiscriminately.  Their objective is to support, educate and provide individual services as needed. The support group meets the first Thursday of each month at 5:30pm at Betty’s Place, 40 Goose Creek Rd.  Betty’s Place is staffed from 10am – 2pm Monday – Friday.  Appointments can be made for additional assistance.  Personal fittings can be arranged during these times as well.  Info: 497-0788, email:, P.O. Box 2220, Cherokee.


Jackson County Breastfeeding Support Gathering meets the first Saturday morning of each month at 10:30am at the Smoky Mountain OB/GYN office located across from Harris Regional Hospital.  The meetings will provide information about breastfeeding and support for breastfeeding and expectant families.  Meetings are free and everyone is welcome.  Info: Stephanie Faulkner 506-1185 or Teresa Bryant 587-8214


U tu gi (Hope) Nar-Anon Family Support Group meets the first and third Mondays of each month at 6pm at the Analenisgi Recovery Center at 375 Sequoyah Trail.  Info: (828) 226-0455