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 Brianna Lambert 788-3308.  The rental fee is $75 and $25 will be returned after cleaning.


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.  Chairman: Stephan Watty, Vice Chairman: Kallup McCoy, Treasurer: Deb Slee.  Secretary: Sasha Watty.  The community building is available for rent.


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


Yellowhill Community Club meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6pm at the Yellowhill Activity Center unless it’s a holiday.  Info:  Bo Lossiah 508-1781, Lloyd Arneach 269-6498, Reuben Teesatuskie (building rental) 497-2043


Community Groups 

Big Y Archery Club meets every Tuesday at 7:30pm at the Big Y Community Club Building. Indoor targets and 3D game targets available. This is free of charge to all and everyone is welcome. Instruction is available.

Constitution Committee meets on Monday from 6 -8pm at the Shawn Blanton EOC Building in the IT Conference room.  All are welcome to attend. Info:  Lloyd Arneach 269-6498, Bo Lossiah 508-1781

Support Groups

Cherokee Living Well and Diabetes Talking Circle. This group, for community members with diabetes or pre-diabetes and their family and friends, meets at Tsali Manor on the third Thursday of each month from 12 – 1pm. Info: Nilofer Couture, MPH, RD, LDN, CDE, 497-9163 ext. 6459 or


Living Well with Diabetes: A Cherokee Diabetes Support Group. This group, for all persons with diabetes, meets the first Tuesday of each month from 4:30 – 5:30pm in the Cherokee Indian Hospital cafeteria.  Family and friends are invited as well. Info: Nilofer Couture, CDE, RD, 497-9163 ext. 6459,


AA and NA meetings in Cherokee. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA): Tuesdays at 7pm at Cherokee Indian Hospital (CIH), Saturdays at 10am at CIH conference room. Narcotics Anonymous (NA): Mondays at 8pm at CIH, Thursdays at 8pm at CIH, Fridays at 7pm at CIH conference room.


Analenisgi Recovery Center weekly schedule


Finding Tohi: 10 – 11am

Cherokee Culture: 11am – 12:30pm

Step by Step: 1:30 – 2:30pm

The 12 Steps of Yoga (located at Cherokee Choices): 2:30 – 4pm

Recovery Support: 4:30 – 6pm


Emotions: 9 – 11am

Employment Skills: 11am – 12pm

Life Recovery: 3 – 4pm


Wrap: 9 – 10am

Wild Wednesday: 10am – 12pm

Healthy Boundaries: 1 – 2pm

Native Plants:  2 – 3:30pm

Staff Meetings: 3:30 – 4:30pm

Two Spirit: 4:30 – 6pm

Peacemaking Support Circle:  5 – 6pm


Life Recovery: 8:30 – 9:30am

Connections: 11am – 12pm

Creative Writing: 1 – 3pm

Mentoring Men:  3 – 4pm


Wrap: 9 – 10am

Creative Recovery: 9:30am – 12pm

Fit for Recovery : 12:45 – 2:15pm

Cherokee Language & Culture: 2:30 – 4pm

All classes are open to clients of Analenisgi. The only classes that are open to the public are: Life Recovery, Recovery Support, Two Spirit and Peacemaking Support Circle. Info: 497-6892.


CIHA Bariatric Support Groups meet every second Tuesday of the month at Snowbird Library from 11am – 12pm (Chrystal Frank) and every second Thursday of the month at Cherokee Indian Hospital from 12-1pm in the Soco Gap Training Room and from 4:30 – 5:30pm in the Spray Knob Conference Room.  Groups are led by registered dietitians. Info: CIHA Nutrition Dept. – Nilofer Couture 497-9163 ext. 6459, Linda Johnson ext. 6317, Chrystal Frank ext. 6806, or Jean Walborn ext. 7569


Cherokee Cancer Support Group meets the first Thursday of each month at Betty’s Place at 40 Goose Creek Road. A pot luck is held at 5:30pm, and the meeting is open to all. Betty’s Place is also open M – F 10am – 2pm and provides counseling and support services to cancer patients that may include supplies, travel, and meals. Info: 497-0788


Cherokee Alzheimer’s Support Group meets the first Tuesday of every month from 5:30 – 6:30pm at Tsali Manor. This group is presented by The Alzheimer’s Association Western Carolina Chapter.  Info: 359-6860