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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.

(Updated for week of Aug. 24-30, 2017)

Church Events

Raymond Jackson, Furman Wilson, and Emma Garrett Memorial Brush Arbor Gospel Singing. Aug. 25-26 at 7pm nightly at the Singing Grounds past Jacob Cornsilk Community Center in the Snowbird Community. Featured Singers: Journey Home (Tenn.), Lone Oak Quartet (NC), Unseen Hope Quartet (NC), Walking by Faith (NC), Jackson Family (Va.), Forgiven Quartet (NC), Welch Family (NC), Isaac’s Well (NC), Zion Hill Choir (NC), and Gospel Mountaineers (NC). Everyone is welcome. Bring a lawn chair.



NDN Dinner Benefit for Reva Bird Toineeta Family. Aug. 24 at Yellowhill Community Building from 11am – 1pm. Chicken, bean bread, cabbage, potatoes, fatback, and drink for $8. Walk-ins and call-in orders, pick-up are all welcome. Info: Lou Johnson 788-2853 or 593-8003


General Events

Cherokee Tribal Court Open House. Aug. 24 from 8am – 3:30pm at Tribal Courthouse. Breakfast and afternoon snacks will be provided. Meet Chief Justice Kirk Saunooke, Chief Judge Thomas Cochran, Judge Randle Jones, and Judge Shannon Swimmer.

Turkey Shoots. Aug. 26 at 5pm and Sept. 9 at 5pm, both at Jesse Welch’s residence in the Big Cove Community. The Aug. 26 event is sponsored by Lawrence Queen, and the Sept. 9 event is sponsored by the Gates Boys. Good prizes, good food, good fun. Bring your best gun. Info: Jesse Welch 497-2434

Swain County Democratic Party Whittier-Cherokee Precinct meeting. Aug. 31 at 6pm at Birdtown Gym. Agenda items include: Swain County and Qualla Boundary listening sessions, Roaring on the River, and voting absentee ballots. All are welcome. Info: Brenda Donargo 488-1118

Fireside Circle Fall Gathering Campout. Sept. 7-10 at Yogi in the Smokies Campground. NA/AA/Al-anon speakers, Talking Circles, meetings, sobriety pow wow, and more. Registration begins Thursday at 12pm. Pre-registration $45/adult, kids 11-17 are $20, kids 10 and under free; price includes food and tent/camper site for three nights. Info: Herb W. 506-8563 or firesidecircle@yahoo.com

Community Bingo. Sept. 14 at 1pm at Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. Everyone will receive two Bingo cards. To receive an extra card, bring canned goods, toiletries, or other household items for donation to the Cherokee Children’s Home. This event is sponsored by the Office of the Principal Chief and EBCI Human Resources Department.

Swain Arts Center Community Art Exhibit. Sept. 17 at 2pm at Swain Arts Center. Local artists in Swain and surrounding counties will be featured, and all artists are invited to submit their work. Artwork will be received in the lobby of the Arts Center on Monday, Sept. 11 from 8-11am. All artwork submitted must be available for display through the end of the exhibit on Oct. 30 and be priced to sell. Info: Rachel Lackey 488-7843

Ledford – Greybeard Family Reunion. Sept. 23 from 12-4pm at Yellowhill Activity Center. Plenty of parking in the back. Bring food, door prizes, and pictures of your elders – present and past. There is a planning committee if you’d like to help. Info: Regina 788-5655 or Renee 226-6090

Rebel Cruise-In. Oct. 1 from 1-4pm at Sylva Plaza (Sav-Mor parking lot). The cruise-in commemorates The Rebel Restaurant were young people used to cruise “back in the day”. There will be t- shirts, music, food trucks, a 50/50 raffle, classic cars, muscle cars and rat rods. Don’t miss the police escorted cruise by all participating vehicles from Sylva to Dillsboro and back at 4pm. $20 registration per vehicle. All funds raised will benefit the Jackson County Genealogical Society. Info: (828) 506-9241 or 508-4160


Health/Sports Events

Community Dance. Aug. 26 at 6:30pm at Yellowhill Activity Center. All ages dance featuring the Will Hayes Band. Cost: $10. Info: 788-0502

Cherokee Cancer Support Group monthly meeting. Sept. 7 at 5:30pm at Betty’s Place at 40 Goose Creek Road in Cherokee. This will be a business meeting and covered dish dinner. Chris Brouwer, Edward Jones Associates financial advisor, will be the guest speaker. Everyone is invited.

33rd Annual Cherokee Children’s Home Golf Tournament. Sept. 14-15 at Sequoyah National Golf Club. Two-man teams, Captain’s Choice. Registration now through Aug. 11. Proceeds benefit the Cherokee Children’s Home. Food, games, prizes, fun. Info: Sarah Smiley 359-5575, sarasmil@nc-cherokee.com

Cherokee Rally for Recovery. Sept. 16 from 3-7pm. Free food, guest speakers, music, raffles, giveaways, information on resources and services from local organizations. Everyone is welcome.


Upcoming Pow Wows for Aug. 25-27

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.

10th Annual Honoring Traditions Gathering & Pow Wow. Aug. 25-27 in Pala, Calif. Emcees: Bart Powaukee, Ruben Little Head. Invited Drums: Bad Moon Rising, Black Bear, Black Otter, Buc Wild, Eyabay, Mandaree, Warpaint, Wild Band of Comanches. Info: Skye McMichael (760) 891-3590

44th Annual Traditional Wild Rice Festival Pow Wow. Aug. 25-27 at Makwode’ Arena in Turtle Lake, Wisc. Emcees: Pete Gahbow, Mike Sullivan. Host Drums: Native Boys, Raining Thunder, Cumberland Singers. Info: Melissa Coon (715) 349-2195, melissac@stcroixtribalcenter.com

Gathering at the Falls Pow Wow. Aug. 25-27 at Lilac Bowl Riverfront Park in Spokane, Wash. Info: Jerry Crowshoe (509) 362-2178, jerrycrowshoe@yahoo.com

Muckleshoot Skopabsh Pow Wow. Aug. 25-27 at Muckleshoot Pow Wow Grounds in Auburn, Wash. Emcees: Lawrence Baker, Gayle Skunkcap. Host Drum: Blackstone. Info: wendy.lloyd@muckleshoot-health.com, grant.timentwa@musckleshoot.msn.us

Xatsull Save the Salmon Traditional Pow Wow. Aug. 25-27 at Xatsull Heritage Village in Soda Creek, British Columbia, Canada. MC: Mike Retasket. Host Drum: Four Stones. Co-Host Drum: Northern Tribez. Info: Cheryl Chapman (250) 989-2323 ext. 104, education@xatsull.com

24th Annual Potawatomi Trails Social Pow Wow. Aug. 26-27 at Shiloh Park in Zion, Illinois. Info: (847) 746-5797, (847) 746-9086

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