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Catholic Daughters of the Americas Fantastic Potato Bar. Oct. 27 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sylva. Dine-in or carry-out. Adults $8, Children $5.


Church Events

Revival in the Smokies. Oct. 23-25 at 6 p.m. and 26-27 at 10 a.m. at the Embassy Christian Center at 87 Vinewood Circle in Whittier. Powerful speakers and worship leaders including Bobby Jenkins, Bryson City Church of God; Zoretta Hopkins from Opa Locka, Fla.; Pastor JD and Lady Amanda Carmichael, Sound Church & Ministries in Asheville; Minister Rell Buchanan from Garner; and more. Info:

Gospel Singing. Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. at Ela Baptist Church. The King Family, of Bryson City, will be singing. Everyone is invited. 

Primitive Quartet of Candler singing. Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Everyone is welcome. Info: 506-0040

Cultural Events

Cherokee Speaker’s Gathering. Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. at New Kituwah Academy. Meat will be provided, so bring your favorite dish or dessert. Info: Kayla Pheasant 359-6406,


General Events

Building a Raised Bed class.  Oct. 22 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Steve Youngdeer American Legion 143 post headquarters on Acquoni Road. Learn about different types of raised beds and how to build one. The raised bed constructed during the class will be donated to Post 143. This event is hosted for free by the EBCI Cooperative Extension office. Info: Benjamin Collette 359-6928 or

Swain County Democratic Party Whittier/Cherokee Precinct meeting. Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. at the Chestnut Tree Inn. Agenda includes organizing potluck open house in November. Info: 497-9498

“The River” performance at WCU to feature ETHEL and Robert Mirabal. Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Western Carolina University Bardo Arts Center in Cullowhee.  “The River” is a collaboration between ETHEL, acclaimed adventurous string quarter and Robert Mirabal, Native American musician and GRAMMY Award winner. Tickets are $15 for adults; $10 for faculty, staff, seniors; and $5 for students. Find tickets and further information at: or reserve them over the phone (828) 227-2479

Swain County Schools Native American Parent Meeting. Oct. 28 at 6 p.m. at East Elementary School Cafeteria.  Swain County Schools’ Native American coordinators will host a brief meeting followed by fun parent/student “fall-themed” activities and refreshments.

Indivisible Swain County meeting. Oct. 28 at 6 p.m. at the United Community Bank at 145 Slope St. in Bryson City. Agenda items will include voter registration.  All are welcome.

Haunted House. Oct. 29-30 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Birdtown Gym. This is sponsored by Cherokee Recreation and all proceeds will go to Qualla Boundary Special Olympics of North Carolina.

Trick-or-Treat at the Museum. Oct. 31 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian. Anyone wearing a costume will receive free admission. Info: 497-3481

Wolftown Trunk or Treat Event. Oct. 31 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the big parking lot at the Wolftown Gym.  The deadline to reserve a space to set-up is Friday, Oct. 25.  Vehicles do not need to be decorated unless you want.  Set-up for the event will start at 4 p.m. on Oct. 31.  Info: Tuff Jackson 788-4088 or Jess Sneed 736-8040

Cherokee Business Training. Nov. 6-7 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ginger Lynn Welch Complex conference room. This training will provide insight into what it takes to start and run a business. You will get to explore entrepreneurship as it relates to your industry, values, and goals. The training will help you develop skills, create a mission statement, layout business goals, and build a business plan. The cost for the course is $65 and lunch will be provided. Reserve your seat at: Info: Sabrina Arch 359-6708


Health Events

Cherokee Family Safety Community Input Forum. Oct. 28 at 5 p.m. at the Ginger Lynn Welch Building’s large education conference room. The program is adding new resources to help families stay together and is seeking insight and input from the community on the following topics: What does it look like or mean to be a thriving Cherokee family? What are the most important things to know about or to do to be a good parent? What is some of the best advice you’ve been given or most helpful things you’ve been taught about family and parenting? You can also take their online survey:


Sports Events

Cherokee Turkey Strut. Nov. 23 at Kituwah Mound. Registration at 10:30 a.m. and the race begins at 12 p.m. Walkers and runners welcome. Proceeds go to Tahnee’s Kids Fund. Fee: $15 ($20 after Nov. 16), $5 for children under 12 and adults 60+. Register online at:  Info: Yolanda Saunooke 359-6784