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This is a listing of events that appear in the Happenings Section of the printed Cherokee One Feather for the dates listed below.

(Update for week of May 25-31, 2017)

Cultural Events

Native American Arts Festival in the Smokies. May 28-29 at Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds from 10am – 6pm daily. Guest speaker Niles Aseret will talk on Code Talker Awareness. Native American dancing and singing, arts and crafts vendors, food, more. Open to the public. $5 admission with 10 and under free. Food and vendor space is available. Info: Amanda Tortalita 269-8308, alevans116@gmail.com

Cherokee fingerweaving workshop. June 3 from 10am – 5pm at Sequoyah Birthplace Museum in Vonore, Tenn. The workshop will be taught by Sharon Ensminger and costs $15. Bring a small box (about 12” x 12”) and two skeins of heavy weight yarn of different colors (one light, one dark). Bring a bag lunch. Class size limited to 15. Info: Museum (423) 884-6246

Cherokee History Talk. June 8 from 11am – 1:30pm at Cowee Mound in Macon County. Cherokee Nation citizen Tom Belt will lead a walk lecture to the Mound entitled “A Walk Back in Time: Cherokee History in the Southern Blue Ridge”. Tickets are $5/person. An optional lunch can be purchased for an additional $10. Info: Sharon Burdette (828) 524-2711, ext. 301


Church Events

Church Homecoming. June 5 at 11am at Macedonia Baptist Church.



Show & Shine event. June 23-24 from 10am – 3pm daily at the Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds. Car show, car wash, and silent auction all benefiting the Speak to the Mountain 2017 Divine Healing Crusade. Info: (727) 439-8010, www.speaktothemountain.net


General Events

May Bingo. May 25 at 1:30pm at Cherokee Fairgrounds exhibit hall. This free event is sponsored by Principal Chief Patrick Lambert and EBCI Destination Marketing. Everyone will receive two bingo cards. Bring something for the Food Pantry at Family Services and you will receive an extra card. Items needed include: canned goods, toiletries, and other household items. Limit three cards.

Strawberry Festival. May 27 from 9am – 1pm at Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds. Hosted by the North American Indian Women’s Association (NAIWA), the event will have strawberry pancakes and strawberry shortcake for sale. Children’s activities, baked goods, contests, and games. Vendor spaces are available for $5 per table. To reserve a table or more information, Bessie Wallace 497-2389, Lucille Wolfe 736-5285, or Carmaleta Monteith Carmaleta@msn.com

Cherokee Bluegrass Festival. June 8-10 at Happy Holiday RV Village and Campground. Numerous acts all three days including: The Crowe Brothers, Breaking Glass, VW Boys, Deeper Shade of Blue, The Harris Brothers, and more. Info and for tickets: Adams Bluegrass, LLC (706) 864-7203 or www.adamsbluegrass.com


Health/Sports Events

Training session in Community Mediation. May 23-25 at First United Methodist Church in Franklin. In this 21-hour training program facilitated by Mountain Mediation Services, participants learn the mediation process and are equipped with the tools needed to effectively deal with conflict and develop productive resolution. The tuition fee of $250 covers instruction plus manuals, handouts, and refreshments. Info: Lorraine 631-5252, mmsbryson@dnet.net

Flag Football Frenzy. May 27 at Big Oaks Stadium in Robbinsville. Registration is from 8-9am with the first game at 9:30am. All participants must be 18 years of age or older and out of high school. The winning team will receive t-shirts. Pre-registration (through May 19) is $80 per team of 12 players. Day of registration is $100 per team of 12 players. There will also be a Cornhole tournament for all ages. Registration for that is from 10-10:30am with the first game at 11am. All proceeds will benefit the Robbinsville Elementary PTO. Info: Warren Knott or Brooke Haney at RES (828) 479-9850


Upcoming Pow Wows for May 25-28

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.

Four Bears Pow Wow. May 25-28 at 4Bears Casino in New Town, ND. Info: Baanoon Grady (701) 421-6479

36th Annual UCR Medicine Ways Pow Wow. May 26-27 at University of California – Riverside in Riverside, Calif. Info: Beyaja Notah (951) 827-3850, naspucr@gmail.com

43rd Annual De-Un-Da-Ga Memorial Day Pow Wow. May 26-29 at Custologa Town Scout Reservation in Carlton, Penn. Host Drum: Mackenzie River. Guest Host Drum: Morning Star. Emcees: Dan Paul, Gary Davis, Frank Andrews. Info: Doug Sestock (412) 327-0372, hzox221@yahoo.com

Jim Preston Memorial Pow Wow. May 27-28 in Oroville, Calif. MC: Tom Phillips. Host Northern: Wocus Bay. Host Southern: So Ex Style. Info: (916) 832-8916, www.orovillepowwow.com, orovillepowwow@gmail.com

10th Annual for the People Pow Wow. May 27-28 at Jefferson City Jaycees Fairgrounds in Jefferson City, Mo. MC: Steve Tamayo. Host Southern: Young Bucks. Info: Dona McKinney (816) 679-0695, Donamckinney1952@yahoo.com

2nd Annual IAMNDN Graduation Pow Wow. May 28 in Comanche Nation Complex Watchetaker Hall in Lawton, Okla. MC: Carla Whiteman. Head Southern Singer: Alex Akoneto. Info: Raquel Ramos (580) 248-4782 or (580) 713-3936

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,rogersmoker@yahoo.com

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


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.


Support Groups/Meetings

Cherokee Diabetes Support Group. This group, for community members with diabetes or pre-diabetes and their family and friends, meets at the Cherokee Indian Hospital Demonstration Kitchen on the first Tuesday of each month from 4:30-5:30pm. Info: Nilofer Couture, MPH, RD, LDN, CDE, 497-9163 ext. 6459 or Nilofer.Couture@cherokeehospital.org

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 ence room

Analenisgi Recovery Center weekly class schedule
Monday: Community Culture 11:15am – 12:30pm; Stressed No More 2-3pm; Nar-Anon 6-7pm (1st and 3rd Mondays); CoDA 6-7pm (2nd and 4th Mondays)
Tuesday: Recovery Thru Art 8:45-9:45am; Healthy Relationships 11am – 12pm; Employment Workshop Series 11am – 12pm (2nd Tuesday); Family Support Skills 1-2pm; Surviving Emotions 2-3pm
Wednesday: Managing “Monkey Mind” 10-11am; Recovery is Happening Now 11am – 12pm; My Self, My Boundaries 2-3:30pm; Family Support Skills 5-6pm; HIV/AIDS/Hep C Support Group 5:45-6:45pm (2nd and 4th Wednesdays)
Thursday: Life Recovery Bible Class 9-10am; Connections with Brene’ Brown 10-11am; Managing “Monkey Mind” 11am – 12pm; Improve Self-Esteem 1-2:30pm
Friday: Recovery Thur Art 9:30-11am and 11am – 12pm; Cherokee Language Class 1-2:30pm
Info: 497-9163 ext. 7550

CIHA Bariatric Support Groups meet every second Thursday of the month at Snowbird Clinic from 11am – 12pm (Chrystal Frank) and every second Thursday of the month at Cherokee Indian Hospital from 12-1pm (Nilofer Couture) and 4:30-5:30pm (Linda Johnson). Groups are led by registered dieticians. Info: CIHA Nutrition Dept. 497-9163 ext. 6459

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 Monday – Friday 10am – 2pm and provides counseling and support services to cancer patients that may include supplies, travel, and meals. Info: 497-0788