Events

 

Event listings are FREE of charge. Send your flyers/info to Scott at scotmckie@ebci-nsn.gov or message us on Facebook.

BENEFITS/FUNDRAISERS

Cherokee Braves Kickoff Classic golf tournament. July 15 at the Sequoyah National Golf Club. 18 hole captain’s choice. Four-person teams, $120 per person. 8 a.m. registration. 9 a.m. shotgun start. Lunch, prizes, and raffle items. Proceeds from this tournament support the Cherokee Braves football program. Info: Chase Sneed 226-1068

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Animal Clinics hosted by Christian Veterinary Mission. May 20 and 21 from 9 a.m. 4 p.m. daily at the Little Snowbird Baptist Church in Robbinsville; June 10-11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily at the Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds. Payments for services will be in cash only. Info: Dan Teasdale 735-1876, Tammy Jackson 359-6934, EBCI Animal Control 359-2380

Remember the Removal Memorial Bike Ride EBCI send-off ceremony. May 27 at 5 p.m. at Kituwah Mound site. Food catered by Granny’s Kitchen. Everyone is welcome.

NAIWA Strawberry Festival. May 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds. Featuring strawberry pancakes and strawberry shortcake. Strawberry baked goods received from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. with prizes awarded at 2 p.m. Vendor spaces are available for $10/per table. Tables free to fundraising groups and vendors with children’s activities. Info or to reserve tables: Lucile Wolfe 736-5285 or email carmaleta@msn.com See Flyer Here

Cherokee Customer Celebration Day. May 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cherokee Welcome Center. Vendors needed. Info: Cherokee Welcome Center 359-6490 or Josie Long 359-6491 or 269-8221

Chief Saunooke’s Trading Post Market Days. May 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Local vendors with handmade crafts and direct sales companies. Info: Denise Walkingstick 508-2211

Cherokee Gourd Gathering. June 1-5 at the Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds. On Wednesday morning from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., children are invited to make a free birdhouse. Supplies are provided and each child (6-16) will go home with a completed birdhouse ready to hang. Children must be accompanied by an adult. On Wednesday from 12 p.m. to 5p.m., there will be around 20 Make-and-Take classes. No experience or registration required. Each class is about an hour long, and the cost per class is $10. Everything is provided. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday will see classes in progress from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. During this same time period, vendors of raw gourds, finished gourds, supplies, tools, and other craft supplies will be open. Info: www.gourdgathering.com

Teach What You Know, Share What You Have Conference. June 2 at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort Council Ballroom. The conference will offer professional development opportunities and other entities to share the work they are doing to save the Cherokee language. Registration is free when you complete the online survey. Registration deadline is May 15. The conference is sponsored by the Kituwah Preservation and Education Program. Info: https://ebcikpep.com/conference

Family Beef Box Giveaway. June 6 at three locations including: Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds at 10 a.m., Church of the Lamb in the Snowbird Community at 12:30 p.m., and the John Welch Senior Center in Cherokee County at 10:30 a.m. 10 lbs. of ground beef and 1-3 lbs. of roast. One box per vehicle. Must show EBCI enrollment card. Masks required for all in the vehicle. Info: Mollie Grant 359-6430 or Zena Rattler 735-4594

Cherokee Choices Summer Camps. Yoga Camp (ages 7-11) June 6-23. Cultural Camp (ages 10-12) June 27 – July 14. Activities include horseback riding, rafting, arts and crafts, yoga, creek snorkeling, and more. Camps are Monday through Thursday from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Applications must be submitted by May 3. Space is limited. Info: Tori Bryson, MHS, RDN, LDN 359-6778 or victtram@ebci-nsn.gov

Cherokee Summer Social. July 9 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the RC Field next to Kituwah Mound. Evening to celebrate Cherokee language, culture, song, dance, and food. Everyone is welcome. Featured singers: Bo Taylor, John Grant, Skylar Bottchenbaugh, Rich Bottchenbaugh, Micah Swimmer, Jarret Wildcatt, Will Tushka. MC: Catcuce Tiger. Traditional dress and ribbon skirts/shirts encouraged. Bring your own chairs. Info: cherokeewintersocial@gmail.com

HEALTH & SPORTS EVENTS

Summer Chakra Yoga Series. Thursdays May 12 to June 9 from 12 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Cherokee Choices Yoga Studio. Free and open to everyone. Attend four out of the five classes and receive a Chakra Yoga book. Info: Robin 359-6785 or robibail@ebci-nsn.gov

2022 EBCI Fish Tournament Lineup
(General Fishing Waters, Cherokee, N.C.)
General Fishing Enterprise Waters are closed to everyone from Saturday, March 12 to Friday, March 25. Each tournament requires a 2-day fish permit covering both tournament days ($17) and Tournament Registration Fee ($15).
Memorial Day Fish Tournament
– Saturday, May 28 to Sunday, May 29
– Registration deadline is Friday, May 27
– $10,000 in cash prizes

Tim Hill Memorial Tournament
– Saturday, July 9 to Sunday, July 10
– Registration deadline is Friday, July 8
– $10,000 in cash prizes

Qualla Country Fish Tournament
– Saturday, Aug. 27 to Sunday, Aug. 28
– Registration deadline is Friday, Aug. 26
– $20,000 in cash prizes

Tag turn-in times will be 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. both tournament days at the EBCI Natural Resources Enforcement Office at 517 Sequoyah Trail in Cherokee. Fishing hours are one hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset, daily.
Info: Office (828) 359-6110, text (828) 788-3013, https://fishcherokee.com and https://www.facebook.com/fishcherokee
– EBCI Natural Resources Div.

Galaxy Cheer Tryouts. June 6-8 from 6 :30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. nightly at Pirouettes Dance & Cheer Academy. Attire is athletic wear. Info: Samantha Hernandez 736-0452 or email pirouettesdanceacademy@gmail.com

Southern Powerlifting Federation Rumble in the Smokies. Aug. 13 at 8:30 a.m. at the Cherokee Fitness Complex. General Admission: $10, Kids 12 and under are free. Must be a current Southern Powerlifing Federation to participate. $15 late fee after Aug. 1. Info: Jesse Rodger (423) 255-3672, www.southernpowerlifing.com

WESTERN N.C. & BEYOND EVENTS

Official Bob Ross Technique Class. May 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Murphy Art Center on Valley River Ave. in downtown Murphy. This class, hosted by the Valley River Arts Guild, is open to the public. Info: 360-3038

Indivisible Swain County meeting. May 23 at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Agenda items include action steps for 2022 priorities – Medicaid expansion, voting, education, environment, and May 28 voter registration at Strawberry Festival at Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds. All are welcome to join and share your concerns and ideas. Info or to request a link, email maryherr2017@gmail.com or 497-9498

Swain County Democratic Women monthly meeting. May 24 at 6 p.m. at the Historic Calhoun House Hotel at 135 Everett Street in Bryson City. Agenda items will include conversation and the election of officers. All registered Democrats welcome. Info: 488-1234

Basic Pine Needle Basket Class. May 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Murphy Art Center on Valley River Ave. in downtown Murphy. The class is sponsored by the Valley River Arts Guild and is open to the public. Info: 360-3038

Swain County Genealogical and Historical Society meeting. June 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Swain County Regional Business Education and Training Center at 45 East Ridge Dr. in Bryson City. Dick Sellers will present “Facts & Stories of the Origins of WNC Names of Ridges, Hollows, and Creeks”. Free and open to the public. Conversation and refreshments will follow the presentation.

June Art Walk in Murphy. June 3 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in down Murphy. Art, shopping, food, and fun. Info: Murphy Art Center 360-3038

Cowee School Farmer’s Market. Every Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Produce, plant starts, eggs, baked goods, flowers, food trucks, and music. Located at 51 Cowee School Drive in Franklin. Info: 369-4080 or www.coweeschool.org

SUPPORT GROUPS

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