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Turkey Shoot at the Jesse Welch Turkey Shoot Facility in the Big Cove Community. Dec. 14 at 3 p.m., benefit for Jesse Welch. Good fun, good prizes, good benefits. All are welcome.

Roaring 20’s Ball. Dec. 31 at 8 p.m. at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Council Fire Ballroom. A one-night only charity event hosted by Cherokee’s local non-profit Maverick’s Tsalagi Sunshine. Info:


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Cultural Events

Feather cape workshop.  Jan. 6-17 (Monday through Friday) from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Museum of the Cherokee Indian.  $20 per person.  10 people max.  Join the Atsila Anotasgi cultural specialist at the museum to create your own feather cape.  Yarn for the base will be provided.  Must bring your own feathers.  For registration, email Dakota Brown at

Refresher Cherokee Language class. March 2, 9, 16, 23 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum’s Multi-purpose Room in Vonore, Tenn. The cost of the class is $40 for all four evenings.  The class is a beginner, intermediate, and advanced refresher course and will be taught by Lou Jackson, Brett Jones, and Joel Turner – all members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Register by Jan. 13 by calling (423) 884-6246 or


General Events

Cherokee Historical Board meeting. Dec. 13 at 12 p.m. at the Ginger Lynn Welch Complex.  The meeting is open to all interested community members. Bring your own lunch and drink. The group will be working on several items and look forward to the participation of the community.

Cherokee Christmas Parade. Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. through downtown Cherokee. Two prize categories: Business/Tribal Entity and Community with prizes for both as follows – first ($500), second ($300), and third ($200). Info: 359-6490 or 359-6491

Wolftown Community Christmas Dinner. Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. at the Wolftown Community Building. Potluck style.  Bring your favorite dish. Eat and listen to some good singing.

Free Legal Clinic. Dec. 17 at Tsali Manor. Get free legal documents and advice from attorneys and UNC law students. Wills, health care power of attorney, financial power of attorney, and advanced directives. An appointment is not required, but priority will be given to those who call ahead. To make an appointment, call 359-7400 and ask about “December wills clinic”.

Free Legal Clinics. Dec. 18 at the Graham County Courthouse in Robbinsville and the Swain County Courthouse in Bryson City. Free expunction and divorce services from attorneys and UNC law students. This free event is hosted by Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc. and the EBCI Legal Assistance Office. An appointment is not required, but priority will be given to those who call ahead. To make an appointment, call 586-8931 and ask about the “December civil clinic”.

Swain County Schools Native American Parent Meeting. Dec. 19 at 5:30 p.m. at East Elementary cafeteria. A brief meeting will be held followed by a Christmas-themed weaving activity with paper, hot chocolate, cookies, and Christmas music in Tsalagi.

Drop-in celebration of retirement for Dr. David Cozzo.  Dec. 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at EBCI Cooperative Extension office.  Words of praise and humor at 11:30 a.m.  Food and drinks provided.  Dr. Cozzo has served as the director of RTCAR for 15 years.  


Health Events

“What Can I Eat?” Seminar series. Fridays (Dec. 3, 13) at the Welch Top Conference Room at the Cherokee Indian Hospital from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. In four weekly sessions, the program will set you on a path to achieving goals: eat healthier, lose weight, lower blood sugar, feel better, have more energy, and move eaiser. This series is geared towards those with type 2 diabetes. Info: Nilofer Couture, MPH, RDN, LDN, CDE 497-9163 ext. 6459


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