Christmas for Our Kids Bazaar. Dec. 1-2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at the Birdtown Gym. This is a fundraiser for local children and families hosted by Brothers In The Wind. Multiple local vendors, food and concession by Nana’s Kitchen, raffles, toy donation drop location, food donation drop location, and Santa. Info: Lisa Frady 788-1708
Upcoming Turkey Shoots at the Jesse Welch Turkey Shoot Facility in the Big Cove Community.
- Dec. 10 at 3 p.m., Benefit for Turkey Shoot Facility
- Dec. 17 at 3 p.m., Benefit for Jabba Jackson
- Dec. 31 at 3 p.m., Benefit for Norman Walkingstick
Good food, Good Fun, Great Prizes, Great Benefits!!!
Pop-Up Holiday Markets in the Museum of the Cherokee Indian lobby throughout the month of December. Each week will feature a new lineup of artists and vendors that make it easy to shop small, shop local, and shop Indigenous this holiday season.
- Friday, Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Friday, Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Friday, Dec. 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Friday, Dec. 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Info: Museum at 497-3481
NAIWA Christmas Sale. Dec. 2-3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at the Yellowhill Activity Center. Native American crafts. Friday – Indian Dinners at 11 a.m. Tables available for $20/day or $30/both days. Info: Lucille Wolfe 736-5285 or email Carmaleta Monteith at Carmaleta@msn.com
All I Want for Christmas Bazaar. Dec. 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Yellowhill Activity Center. Shopping, food, fun, lunch by Melishia. Info: Denise Walkingstick 508-2211
Christmas Bingo. Dec. 9 at 5 p.m. at the Jacob Cornsilk Complex in the Snowbird Community. Presented by Principal Chief Richard G. Sneed. Free to all community members. Free Bingo packs; food will be available for purchase. The Office of the Principal Chief will be hosting a donation drive for the items to benefit the Snowbird/Cherokee County Family Support Program: toiletries (shampoo, body wash, diapers, etc.) and winter coats (youth and adult).
Cherokee Central Schools Indian Market. Dec. 9 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cherokee Elementary gym. Chili and fry bread will be for sale. This is the CCS Cultural Dept. fundraiser for their scholarship program. Info or to reserve a table: Laura or Melissa at 554-5004
HEALTH & SPORTS EVENTS
UPCOMING POW WOWS
Note: This list of pow wows was compiled by One Feather staff. The One Feather does not endorse any of these dances. It is simply a listing of ones occurring throughout the continent. Please call before traveling.
20th Annual New Year’s Eve Sobriety Pow Wow. Dec. 31 at Muskogee Civic Center in Muskogee, Okla. MC: Mark Wilson. Head Southern Singer: Hyde Toppah. Info: Lorraine Bosin (918) 684-6363, firstname.lastname@example.org
WESTERN N.C. & BEYOND EVENTS
Swain County Genealogical and Historical Society Holiday Party. Dec. 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the Swain County Regional Business Education and Training Center at 45 East Ridge Drive in Bryson City. Curtis Blanton, author of “Tales from the Porch” and “Fireside Tales”, will tell stories and lead holiday carols. The evening will begin with a potluck meal. Everyone is asked to bring your favorite traditional holiday food to share.
Art Walk. Dec. 2 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in downtown Murphy, N.C. Promoted by the Murphy Art Center. Art, music, shopping, and fun. There will be artists on the sidewalks all over town and a special Kid’s Project table in front of the Murphy Art Center. Info: Valley River Arts Guild 360-3038, email@example.com
Murphy Mountain Christmas Festival. Dec. 3 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Murphy Art Center in Murphy, N.C. Ages 6-17 and students will make a tile snowman. Info: Nancy Orndorff (772) 299-8845, firstname.lastname@example.org
“A Field Guide to Mermaids” event. Dec. 3 at 1:30 p.m. at the Jackson County Library in Sylva, N.C. Author and artist Emily B. Martin will discuss her newest book, “A Field Guide to Mermaids”. Books will be available for sale by City Lights Bookstore at the event. Info: 586-9499
Let’s Decorate a Tree event. Dec. 3 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Murphy Art Center in downtown Murphy, N.C. Decorations and stand are provided. Info: Barbara McMillan 557-5881 or email@example.com
Preschool Art Exploration. Dec. 8 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Murphy Art Center in Murphy, N.C. Activities include: tissue paper wreath, painted Christmas tree, jingle bell painting, and a handprint ornament. A parent or guardian must stay for the class. Info: Carolyn Garrison (813) 466-4014, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Nutcracker performances. Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 10 at 3 p.m. at the Bardo Arts Center at 199 Centennial Drive in Cullowhee, N.C. The Ballet Conservatory of Asheville will again visit the campus of Western Carolina University to perform two ticketed performances of the holiday favorite ballet, The Nutcracker. Info: www.arts.wcu.edu/nutcracker-22
Cherokee Cancer Support Group meets the first Thursday of each month at Betty’s Place at 40 Goose Creek Road in the Birdtown Community. A potluck is held at 5:30 p.m. and the meeting is open to all. Betty’s Place is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. They provide counseling and support services to cancer patients that may include supplies, travel, and meals. Info: 497-0788