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Church Events

Antioch Baptist Church Homecoming and Revival. Homecoming starts Aug. 25 at 10 a.m. and the revival starts Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. with Glen Bradley, of Rogersville, Tenn., and Jerry Bradley, of Bulls Gap, Tenn., preaching. Info: 497-2197 or 788-0993

Raymond Jackson, Furman Wilson, and Emma Garrett Memorial Brush Arbor Gospel Singing. Aug. 23-24 at Brush Arbor Singing Grounds in Robbinsville. Featured singers: Friday – Walking by Faith (N.C.), Joint Heirs (Tenn.), Forgiven Quarter (N.C.), Simple Faith (N.C.), Smoker-Welch Family (N.C.), Isaac’s Well (N.C.), Lone Oak (N.C.). Saturday – Journey Home (Tenn.), Forgiven Quarter, Cogdill Family (N.C.), Smoker Welch Family, Joint Heirs, Lone Oak.


Cultural Events

Cherokee Speaker’s Luncheon. Aug. 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the New Kituwah Academy Multi-purpose Room. Meat will be provided. Bring any sides or desserts that you feel will complement the meal. Info: Kayla Pheasant 359-6406 or

Cherokee Adult Language Learners language night. Aug. 27 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Qualla Java Café. Group officials relate, “We look forward to seeing you all and using our language together!” Info: Matthew Tooni 736-9831

Stickball meeting for teams wishing to play at the Cherokee Indian Fair Exhibit Hall. Sept. 4 at 5 p.m.  At least one representative from each team must attend.  This meeting is for all age groups including the elder’s teams, youth teams, and men’s teams.  If you do not have a representative at this meeting, then your team will not be allowed to have a team at the Fair. Info: Lisa Frady 359-6471, 788-1708, or

28th Annual Cherokee Fall Festival. Sept. 7-8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum in Vonore, Tenn. Native American food; Cherokee arts and crafts demonstrations, music, and dance; blacksmith demonstrations; Civil War re-enactment; performances by the Warriors of Anikituhwa; birds of prey program; cooking demonstrations; and more. Tickets: Adults $10, children 13-18 are $5, and children 12 and under are free. Family rate of $25 is also available. Info: Sequoyah Birthplace Museum (423) 884-6246

Cherokee Archaeological Symposium. Sept. 26-27 at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort Council Fire Ballrooms. The deadline to register is Friday, Sept. 6. To register: Info: Brian Burgess at


General Events

Upcoming Building Dedications in the Snowbird Community.
– Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 2 p.m. Snowbird Community Youth Center will be named for the late former Cherokee County – Snowbird Rep. Abraham Wachacha.
– Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 2 p.m. Snowbird HIP Housing Development will be named for the late former Cherokee County – Snowbird Rep. Diamond Brown Jr.
Light refreshments will be served at both events.

EBCI Division of Housing Homebuyer Education Class. Aug. 20-21 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Housing Division Conference Room at 756 Acquoni Road in Cherokee. This is a comprehensive view of what building a home on trust land entails and also how to purchase an existing home. The deadline to register is Friday, Aug. 16 at 4 p.m. Must attend both classes which will include question and answer sessions from Housing’s Site Prep, Housing Production, and Rehab Grant Program personnel. Info: Tina Larch 359-6912 or Shelby Hornbuckle (359-6917

Qualla Boundary Head Start/Early Head Start Parent Meeting. Aug. 22 at 5 p.m. The program is recruiting parent volunteers for the Policy Council. Come to this first meeting to see if this is something you may be interested in for the 2019-20 school year. Info: Amanda Bradley 359-3590,

Swain County Democratic Party Whittier/Cherokee Precinct meeting. Aug. 22 at 6 p.m. at the Chestnut Tree Inn. Note the date change so as not to interfere with the Cherokee Constitution Town Hall meeting. Yellowhill Tribal Council candidates have been invited to attend. Info: 497-9498

“We Are Coming Together Wolftown” event. Aug. 22 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Wolftown Soccer Field. Fellowship, food, door prizes, and Indian Ball. Info: Chelsea Saunooke 507-7848

Book signing event. Aug. 24 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the lobby of the Museum of the Cherokee Indian. Sandra Muse Isaacs will sign copies of her new book, “Eastern Cherokee Stories”. Info: 497-3481

Indivisible Swain County meeting. Aug. 26 at 6 p.m. at the United Community Bank at 145 Slope St. in Bryson City. All are welcome.

Swain County Democratic Party Alarka Precinct meeting. Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Alarka Community Building at 3601 Alarka Road in Bryson City. Agenda will include plans for community outeach. All are welcome.


Health/Sports Events

Life Recovery Tsalagi Family Support Meeting. Aug. 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Macedonia Baptist Church Fellowship Hall at 1355 Wolfetown Road. The group will work through the six chapter book: “Understanding and Loving a Person with Alcohol or Drug Addiction”. Call and confirm your plans to attend and a book will be reserved for you. Info: text Deborah Conseen-Bradley (615) 519-8730 or call or text Scott Hill 508-7836

Catamount Football EBCI Appreciation Day. Sept. 14 with a 3:30 p.m. kickoff. Food and fun available for all EBCI Western Carolina University alumni at Gate 6 Hospitality Tent starting at 1 p.m. Pre-game traditional stickball across the creek on the intramural field starting at 2 p.m. $10 tickets for the game. Tribal discount tickets are available at the WCU Cherokee Center until Sept. 12 at 4 p.m. Info: Sky Sampson 497-7920 or