Blog :: 08-2011

Music Video Shoot - CMT and GAC Network Debut

Be A Part Of Video Taping For Local Artist Jody Medford for soon to be released single, "Moonshine," For CMT and GAC Networks. Sept. 21st, 7pm, at Maggie Valley Festival Grounds and a free concert by CashCreek performing their single "Unlikely Angel."

Sound and Lighting provided by .........SOUND EXTREME ENTERTAINMENT For Info. Call 828-215-2359

THIS EVENT IS FREE!

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    Upcoming Area Events

    Sep 2 - Fri - the original "ART after DARK" Participating galleries & studios remain open on this evening with special artists showing, displays and refreshments. Look for the WGA group flag representing the Waynesville Gallery Association.

    Sep 3 - Sat - BLOCK PARTY Downtown is Alive at Night, dancing in the street with live bands, music starts at 7pm, children's area, eats & treats, restaurants open, a portion of Main Street is closed.

    Sep 2-3 - Fri & Sat - 40th Annual SMOKY MOUNTAIN FOLK FESTIVAL Two evenings filled with hundreds of talented artists providing the best in Mountain Music & Dance. "Open tent" begins at 5pm on Fri & Sat, the Main Stage Show follows at 5:30pm until"¦ Tickets available at the Junaluska Administrative Office, Haywood County Arts Council & at the door. Stuart Auditorium, Lake Junaluska, call 452-1688.

    NEW AT CATALOOCHEE!

    NEW AT CATALOOCHEE! Public Wi-Fi

    Our customer surveys indicated a strong desire for wireless Internet access at Cataloochee. We are pleased to announce that as part of a mountain-wide technology upgrade, Cataloochee will offer free public WIFI this season. So, if you have some work that just can't wait, or if you want to surf the web after skiing the mountain, come on up.

    EASYWAY LIFT UPDATE Work continues on the Easyway lift replacement

    The old lift is gone and the new lift towers are in place! Part of this project includes removing the unused mid station unloading station. This change will open up extended beginner terrain for our guests! You can monitor the progress via our ( http://www.elabs10.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=x8pbkf,n251,2iy2,4p1p,axzl,drfk,1gsd ) webcam.

    NEW BROCHURE A new season brings a new brochure

    The Cataloochee Marketing Team has been busy creating our 2011-12 brochure. Watch for it at your local ski shop, or on the Cataloochee Web site.

    SEASON PASSES There is still time to take advantage of First Tracks Pricing

    The next price increase occurs August 31. Why not ( http://www.elabs10.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=x8pbkf,n251,2iy2,7di5,9vk6,drfk,1gsd ) make your purchase today!

    SEASON RENTALS Seasonal rentals are a great way to have brand new equipment at your disposal all season. These rentals are still available while supplies last! Call 828-926-0285 ext. 312, or email ( mailto:alex@cataloochee.com?subject=Season%20Rentals ) alex@cataloochee.com for more information.

    http://www.cataloochee.com/

    Smokey Shadows Lodge

    Smokey Shadows Lodge invites you to join them on any of several dates in the next month for one of their fabulous dinners!

    Call 828-926-0001 for reservations!

    Friday August 26th

    Saturday August 27th Superb Pot Roast Dinner

    Thursday September 1st - Join us for a "Pie Party" Tomato Pie, Chicken Pot Pie, Salad and Pie

    Friday September 2nd - We will have our traditional candlelight German Dinner. Always a favorite!

    Friday September 16th

    Thursday September 22nd - Ginger & Bud invite you join them for dinner with the. "Happy Wanderers Club"

    "The Swag" Special Events Calendar

    Selected weeks throughout the season at our Asheville bed and breakfast feature guest speakers and events of special interest.

    Each program is optional and, unless noted, there is no additional charge for participation. Lightweight hiking shoes and binoculars are recommended for outdoor events. These events are a memorable and unique addition to any western North Carolina vacation.

    For more information regarding any special event, please call 800.789.7672 during Eastern Time Zone business hours (9:00-5:00).

    www.theswag.com

    August 22-27: Birding & Wildflowers (Bob Collier)

    Dr. Bob Collier - an avid birder for more than 25 years and nature columnist for his local weekly newspaper - will offer before-breakfast birding on the lawn, and either half-day or full-day nature hikes that feature birds and wildflowers, and interesting facts of local natural history of the Great Smokies. Bob and his wife, Louise, have traveled extensively and have an outstanding series of slide presentations to share with us each afternoon at five. They have been with The Swag since 2002.

    August 29-September 6: Storytelling (Bill Harley)

    Bill Harley's imagination is big - almost as big as his talent for drawing lessons from commonplace events. Considered one of the finest performers for families in the country, Harley has performed his original works throughout the U.S. and authored several children's books. A Storytelling Circle of Excellence Award recipient, his 25 plus recordings for children, families and adults have garnered numerous national awards, including his most recent, a Grammy. Bill and his wife Deb have been with us since 2007.

    September

    September 5-10: Songs from the Hearth (Doug Peters)

    Join singer/songwriter Doug Peters and his hiking partner and wife, Kathy, for an unforgettable experience at The Swag. Doug has authored and recorded "Songs of the Swag: Part Fact/Part Fiction" in CD and Song Book, and since 1986, has delighted guests at The Swag with his original songs about life, love, and adventure. According to Deener and Dan Matthews, "Doug's unique lyrics capture the history, beauty, and special character of The Swag and the Smoky Mountains in ways that will both tickle your funny bone and tug at your heart strings." Doug and Kathy are both passionate outdoor enthusiasts and have traveled extensively in pursuit of their love of backpacking, hiking, biking, and camping. Join them on the trails by day and by the fire at night.

    September 12-16: Birding & Wildflowers (Bob Collier)

    Dr. Bob Collier - an avid birder for more than 25 years and nature columnist for his local weekly newspaper - will offer before-breakfast birding on the lawn, and either half, or full-day nature hikes that feature birds and wildflowers, and interesting facts of local natural history of the Great Smokies. Bob and his wife, Louise, have traveled extensively and have an outstanding series of slide presentations to share with us each afternoon at five. They have been with The Swag since 2002.

    September 25-October 3: Walk and Talk (Donald Davis)

    Renowned storyteller Donald Davis hails from Western North Carolina. He is deeply knowledgeable of flora, fauna, and mountain folklore. Featured at festivals throughout the U.S. and the world, Davis is also known as a prolific author, producer of books and CDs, and as a guest host for NPR's Good Evening. He will take hikes and tell stories about the uniqueness of the place and the people who have lived in these mountains. Folks love their Dutch Oven cooking during the hors d'oeuvres time in the Dogtrot. Donald and his wife, Merle, have been a part of The Swag family since 2006.

    October

    October 30-November 6: Black Bears & "Unhuggables" (Michael R. Pelton & Tamra L. Willis)

    Since 1999, this popular husband and wife team has led daily hikes. Dr. Pelton is the foremost authority on the North American black bear. Dr. Willis has a Ph.D. in Science and Environmental Education, and he has a special love for the "unhuggables" (snakes, bats, and insects). At day's end, they will present a PowerPoint presentation featuring Southern Appalachian mammals such as black bear and bats, natural history and ecology.

    November

    November 23-November 25: Black Bears & "Unhuggables" (Michael R. Pelton & Tamra L. Willis)

    Since 1999, this popular husband and wife team has led daily hikes. Dr. Pelton is the foremost authority on the North American black bear. Dr. Willis has a Ph.D. in Science and Environmental Education, and he has a special love for the "unhuggables" (snakes, bats, and insects). At day's end, they will present a PowerPoint presentation featuring Southern Appalachian mammals such as black bear and bats, natural history and ecology.

    ***Already Scheduled for 2012***

    April 22-27: Birding & Wildflowers (Bob Collier)

    May 6-11: Birding & Wildflowers (Bob Collier)

    May 13-18: Black Bears & "Unhuggables" (Michael R. Pelton & Tamra L. Willis)

    May 20-28: Walk and Talk (Donald Davis)

    June 13-17: Smoky Mountains Nature (Charles Maynard)

    July 31-August 4: Smoky Mountains Nature (Charles Maynard)

    August 12-20: Walk and Talk (Donald Davis)

    August 20-24: Birding & Wildflowers (Bob Collier)

    September 9-14: Birding & Wildflowers (Bob Collier)

    October 8-15: Walk and Talk (Donald Davis)

    October 22-26: Birding & Wildflowers (Bob Collier)

    October 28-November 3: Black Bears & "Unhuggables" (Michael R. Pelton & Tamra L. Willis)

    November 21-24: Black Bears & "Unhuggables" (Michael R. Pelton & Tamra L. Willis)

    Haywood County Fair! August 24-28.

    Haywood County Fairgrounds - Don't miss the Haywood County Fair! August 24-28. Armband ride specials Wed. & Thurs. from 5pm-Close and again Sat. & Sun. from 12-5. Admission is $2 per person or $6 per car! Fun for the whole family at a great price! Questions? Call (828) 246-9079.

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      Town of Maggie Valley Presents Labor Day Weekend Fireworks!

      Labor Day Weekend Fireworks! Sunday, September 4, 2011"”Dark Thirty

      Maggie Valley Festival Grounds

      Craft Show During the Day! Fireworks Over the Venue At Night!

      FREE ADMISSION... Gates Re-open: 7:30pm

      NO FOOD, NO BEVERAGE, NO COOLERS!

      Food & Non-alcoholic Beverages Available for Purchase Inside the Venue

      Bring Blanket or Lawn Chair!

      www.maggievalleyfestivalgrounds.org

      Live Music with Sarah Claire this Weekend!

      Get ready for another weekend of great music and excitement at J. Arthur's as Sarah Claire and the boys wow the crowd! Make your dinner reservation early, and join us for the festivities starting at 7 PM! Beginning next week, we will be emailing our weekly dinner specials. Check your inbox each Monday for more details. P.S. Most are between $7.99-$10.99!!!!!!!!!

      Email: jarthurs@bellsouth.net

      Visit website for 10% off coupon

      website: http://jarthurs.com/

      828-926-1817

      Highway 19 in Maggie Valley, NC 28751

      September Calendar of Events

      September 2011

      Tues. & Thurs. Canton Tailgate Market, Colonial Theater Parking Area 8am - noon, call 646-3412

      Wed. & Sat. Haywood's Historic Farmers Market in HART parking lot off US 276 in Waynesville. Produce, plants, baked goods, cheese, meat, fish and more. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

      Wed. & Sat. Waynesville Tailgate Market - American Legion parking lot near downtown Waynesville Haywood County grown vegetables, fruits, cut flowers, honey and nursery stock. 8 a.m. to noon.

      1st "Ballroom Dance Classes" at the Maggie Valley Club. 6 - 8PM Fill your next few weeks with a new experience. Call to sign up 828-335-0588.

      1st - 5th Labor Day Celebration in Canton. Rides, games, live entertainment. Labor Day parade will be on Monday at 10am. Come enjoy this annual event with the Town of Canton.

      2nd Need someone to hike with? The Maggie Valley Club would love to have you join them for a weekly group hike. RSVP required. Call 828-926-4826 to sign up.

      2nd Art After Dark- more than a dozen fine galleries & studios Remain open till 9pm offering demonstrations, special showings, refreshments & music. Main Street & historic Frog Level section of Waynesville. 6-9pm, 456-3517

      2nd "Travis Tritt" at Harrah's Cherokee Event Center. 9PM show Call 800-748-3000 for ticket information.

      2nd & 3rd 41st Annual Smoky Mountain Folk Festival at Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center will offer two nights of the finest traditional music and dance of the Southern Appalachian Region. The main shows begin at 6:30 p.m. both Friday and Saturday, on the grand stage of Stuart Auditorium. 452-2881

      3rd Labor Day Pool Party at the Maggie Valley Club. Summers last hoorah! Call 828-926-4826 for more information.

      3rd Flea Market at the Haywood Fairgrounds. Over 100 booths. 7 - 2pm Call 400-1529 for more information.

      3rd Qualla Arts Open Air Indian Art Market. Don't miss this free daylong event that offers traditional Cherokee food, where you will witness beadwork, basket weaving, sculpture, and woodworking crafted by Cherokee artisans practicing hundreds-of-years-old art techniques. Artwork will be available for purchase. Please call Tonya Carroll (828) 497-3103 x203 for further information.

      3rd BLOCK PARTY in Waynesville Downtown is Alive at Night, dancing in the street with live bands, 7-10pm, children's area, eats & treats, many shops & restaurants open, a portion of Main St. is closed. Call 828-456-3517.

      3rd Flea Market at the Haywood Fairgrounds. Over 100 booths. 7 - 2pm Call 400-1529 for more information.

      3rd & 4th "Labor Day Weekend" Maggie Valley Arts & Craft show at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds. Saturday 9am - 5pm, Sunday 9am - 4pm. Call 828-497-9425 for more information.

      4th "ZZ Top" at the Harrah's Cherokee Event Center. 7:30PM Show Call 800- 748- 3000.

      9th "Ron White" at the Harrah's Cherokee Event Center. 9:00PM Show Call 800- 748- 3000 for ticket information.

      9th - 11th Thunder In the Smokies Motorcycle Rally at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds. $20 weekend pass or see website for discount tickets. www.thunderinthesmokies.com Bike Show, Bike Games, music with Cody McCarver, Burns & Poe, Eric Lee Beddingfield. Call 246-2101 for more information.

      9th - 18th "Farm Fresh Fun" is this year's theme at the NC Mountain State Fair, WNC Ag Center, Fletcher. Call 828 - 687 1414 or visit http://www.wncagcenter.org/mountain-state-fair/daily-schedule.html

      10th 2nd Annual Chestnut Saturday - Come to Cataloochee Ranch in Maggie Valley for a day of family fun. Event includes bluegrass music, clogging, tours of the chestnut orchard, crafts, vendors and delicious food. Free for children 12 and under. Adults $10 - 10am till 5pm

      10th Wine Tasting at the Maggie Valley Club. Join us and learn more about picking your favorite fall wines and pairing them with your favorite foods. $15 members, $20 nonmembers. 6 - 8PM. RSVP required 828-926-4826.

      11th "Masters of Motown" features stylish costumes & fully choreographed tributes backed by live band. Fine Performing Arts Center at WCU. 3PM Call 828-227-2479 for tickets.

      16th & 17th Fall Rally in the Valley sponsored by the Carolina Harley Davidson Dealers Association will be held at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds. Music, bike games www.chdda.com

      16th & 17th Southeastern Tribes Cultural Arts Celebration at Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds. This celebration will bring together master dancers, craftsmen, artists and athletes from the five main southeastern tribes. This event teaches and perpetuates the history and culture of these tribes through live demonstrations of traditional tribal dance, storytelling performances, craft demonstrations, primitive skills encampment and juried competitions. (828) 497-3481

      17th "Creedence Clearwater Revisited" at the Harrah's Cherokee Event Center. 7:30PM Show Call 800- 748- 3000.

      17th & 18th "Railfest 2010" at Great Smoky Mountain Railroad in Bryson City. Railroad enthusiasts and history buffs world wide will gather for three days of railroad fun! Motor car rides and display, storytelling, singing, dancing and mountain folk music. Call 1-800-872-4681 for reservations.

      18th "Photo Special Excursion" with the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad. Takes passengers on a seventy-one mile roundtrip excursion from Bryson City to Andrews, and includes two photo run-bys, a layover in Andrews and picnic lunch. This eight hour excursion departs at 9:00am.Call 1-800-872-4681 for reservations.

      18th Sunday Concert Series, "Pyramid Brass" will be performing 3pm at the Haywood County Library, in Waynesville. Brass Quintet. Call 828-452-0593 for more information.

      18th The "Haywood Community Band" will be performing at the Maggie Valley Community Pavilion. Bring a chair, come early and enjoy an evening in beautiful Maggie Valley, listening to truly talented performers. This is a free event! 6:30PM Call 828-452-7530 for more information.

      24th Fly Fishing Lessons at the Maggie Valley Club. Equipment provided. $10 Members, $15 nonmembers. Call 828-926-4826 to sign up.

      24th Annual Fall Regional Shelby/Mustang & Ford Meet Maggie Valley Festival Grounds. Popular vote car show, parts swap, parts vendors, food vendors & trophies. Free entry to spectators.

      24th "Rick Springfield" at the Harrah's Cherokee Event Center. Call 800- 748- 3000 for ticket information.

      30th - Oct.1st 20th Annual High Country Quilt Show will be held at the Maggie Valley Town Hall. 10am - 4pm. Call 828-926-4427 or 828-926-6003 for more information.

      30th - Oct. 16th "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" at HART Theatre, Waynesville. This hilarious show is full of heart and went on to become one of Broadway's biggest hits. "No holds barred" by the contestants in this years annual spelling bee. For reservations call 829-456-6522.

      RIDE TO REMEMBER

      RIDE TO REMEMBER THOSE WHO DIED AT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER SEPTEMBER 3, 2011 REGISTRATION FROM 8AM-11AM AT CLYDE FIRE DEPARTMENT, 8531 CAROLINA BOULEVARD, CLYDE, NC COST IS $20.00 PER BIKE RIDE BEGINS AT 11 AM THE RIDE WILL FOLLOW A PREDESIGNATED ROUTE AND BE ESCORTED BY THE STATE HIGHWAY PATROL

      FREE LUNCH AFTER THE RIDE (5) $100.00 DOOR PRIZES TO BE DRAWN FROM ALL REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS (NEED NOT BE PRESENT TO WIN) ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT THE CLYDE FIRE DEPARTMENT 9-11 MEMORIAL FUND FOR MORE INFO GO TO www.clydefd.com/html/911_memorial.html OR CALL 828-627-884