Plan Your Month

The standing calendar appears once a month. Organizations that
have notices in the calendar are asked to please advise the Cherokee
Scout when the notice is no longer in effect or if changes are
necessary to update information.
For a complete calendar listing, see http://www.cherokeescout.com.

CHURCH
Murphy Presbyterian Church has launched a new after school ministry called the
Community Kids Bible Club. The club is open to all students, grades 1-5 and
meets Wednesday from 3:30 to 4:30. Murphy Elementary School children wishing to
attend will be escorted from the school to the church by staff member Frances Wildsmith.
The club’s format includes a snack time, viewing a Bible story DVD and participating in
a learning activity related to the scriptural lesson. Parents interested in registering
their children or learning more about the club may leave a message at 837-6153 and someone
from the church will return their call.

Episcopal Church of the Messiah has evening prayer beginning
at 5:15 p.m. Thursdays.Call 837-2021.

Lottie Moon Baptist Women’s Group meets at 7 p.m. the first
Monday of each month. Donna Pipes is leader.

The AWANA program at Truett Memorial Baptist Church
in downtown Hayesville meets from 5-7 p.m. every Sunday. The
program is for children ages 3-5,kindergarten through grade 5
and will have additional activities for youth in grades 6-12. For
details or a ride, call the church office, 389-1053, or John Ehrhart, 389-3564.

Faithful Hearts Women’s Ministry at Shepherd of the
Mountains Church, 68 Fairfax Drive above the Holiday Inn
Express off U.S. 64 West in Murphy meets at noon the fourth
Monday of every month with a bag lunch. Cookies and drinks
are furnished. All women in the church are invited. For details,
call the church office at 837-4276.

Ranger Baptist Church’s
Wednesday service includes dinner at 5:45 p.m. for adults, 6
p.m. for youth in grades 7-12, 6:20p.m. for children in grades six
and under. Cost for adult meals is a $2 donation. The church is on
Walker Road off U.S. 64 West in Ranger. For details, call the
church at 644-5020.

The Knitting Group of Ranger United Methodist Church, 156
Ranger Road, off U.S. 64 West of Murphy, meets from 10 a.m.
to noon every Wednesday in the church basement. All levels of
skill, as well as those who want to learn to knit, are invited to join
the group as they make prayer shawls and other items for local
hospital/nursing home etc. For details call the church office at 644-0191.

RESEARCH
Family History Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-Day Saints at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day
Saints on N.C. 141 in Peachtree is available for researching family
trees. Call 837-8509 for details.

VETERANS
Murphy Chapter 73 Disabled American Veterans and Ladies
Auxiliary meets at 6 p.m. the first Monday each month at 65 Drew
Taylor Road, Murphy.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10222 meets the fourth
Monday of each month. A social hour with snacks will be from 6-7
p.m., followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. at the Veterans Building at
N.C. 141 and Drew Taylor Road in Peachtree. Wives also are
invited. For details, call 835-7405 or e-mail lwrgrs@aol.com.
Joe Miller Elkins

American Legion Post 96 meets at 6 p.m.
the first Monday each month at 65 Drew Taylor Road, in
Peachtree.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7620, Andrews, meets at
7 p.m. every third Thursday of each month at the VFW Post in
Andrews at the corner of Oak and First streets. The Ladies Auxiliary
meets at 7 p.m. every third Tuesday at the post building.

Cherokee Detachment 1011 of the Marine Corps League meets
at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at Detachment
headquarters on Airport Road in Marble. For details, call Brian
Van Buskirk at 837-4564.

Blue Ridge Mountains Chapter of Military Officers Association
of America meets each third Monday at area restaurants.
For details, call Jim Ferrell at 835-9203; or visit http://www.moaa.org/
chapter/blueridgemountains.

CLUBS
Martins Creek Community Club meets at 7 p.m. the second
Tuesday of each month. Gospel singing’s are held the fourth Saturday
of each month from March through October. Call 837-5582
or 837-7278 for details.

Peachtree Community Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday
of each month. Game night is at 7 p.m. the third Friday of the
month. Take a covered dish. For details, call Dot Wanicka at 837-3067.

Hiwassee Dam Community Club meets at 7 p.m. the first
Monday of each month. Grocery bingo is at 7 p.m. on the second
Saturday of each month. Take finger foods. Call 644-9364 for details.
Grape Creek Community Club meets at 7 p.m. the first
Thursday of each month.

Unaka Community Club meets at 7:30 p.m. the first Tuesday
of each month. Archibald D. Murphey Chapter of the Daughters of the
American Revolution meets at 2 p.m. the second week of each
month. For details, call Gretchen Wurth at 828-361-8481 or Michele
Altenderfer at 644-0923.

Bellview Community Club meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday
of each month at the community center, off Bellview Road. Grocery
bingo is at 7 p.m. the second Friday of each month. Take
finger food. Aerobic sessions are held at 6:30 p.m. every Monday
and Thursday. Youth night is at 7 p.m. every first, third and fourth Friday.

Cherokee County Indian Community Club meets at 7p.m.
the second Tuesday of each month.

Culberson Community Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the second
Monday of each month with a potluck supper at the community
center on N.C. 60. Grocery bingo is at 7 p.m. the fourth Friday of
each month. Refreshments are served.

Ranger Community Club, 155 Little Ranger Road, sponsors
grocery bingo at 7 p.m. the first Friday of every month. Take a
snack. Call Kathy Robbins at 644-0967 for details on leasing and
scheduling business meetings.

Brasstown Community Center at 255 Settawig Road in
Brasstown meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month,
starting with a potluck dinner. Bring a covered dish. For details,
call Clay Logan at 837-3797.

Texana Community Development Club meets the first Monday
of each month at 7 p.m. at the community center. For details,
call 837-4254.

Marble Community Center hosts the “Biggest Loser” weight
loss club meeting at 6 p.m. every Tuesday, and free line dancing
classes from 7-8 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. For details,
call Pam at 360-4136 or Tony at 828-360-6751.

Good Neighbors Auto Club meets the third Thursday of each
month. Call 837-5871 or 706-745-2596 for details.

Murphy Civitan Club meets the first and third Tuesdays of
each month at Brother’s Restaurant in Murphy. Lunch at and
fellowship start at noon and the meeting at 12:45 p.m. For details,
call Nancy Mills, secretary, at 228-209-4651.

Murphy Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of
each month at Downtown Pizza. Call Dot Wanicka at 837-3067 for details.

Murphy Rotary Club meets at noon Mondays, except for holidays, at New Happy Garden
Restaurant on U.S. 64 West in Murphy. For details, call President Larry Turner at
837-8188 at 494-4937.
NARFE meets at 9 a.m. the third Wednesday of each month
at Hayesville Family Restaurant. Call Bill Dailey, 389-4720, for details.

Modern Woodmen Club 17067-8 meets at 6:30 p.m. on
the third Thursday of the montha t Bellview Community Center.
Call Julie Beavers at 837-6512 for details.

Tri-State Gem and Mineral Club meets at 1:30 p.m. on the
second Tuesday of each month at Hayesville Senior Center on Ritter
Road. For details, call Beverly Adkins, 389-9946; Susan Bartt,
706-896-9525; or Nancy Powell, 423-338-2035.

Mountain Computer User Group meets at 6 p.m. every
second Monday at the Goolsby Building on Young Harris
College campus, Young Harris, Ga. For details, call Jim Bell at
837-6456 or John Yandell at 404-310-5113; or see http://www.mcug.org.

Mountain Country Rod & Gun Club meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday
of each month at Penland Senior Center, 69 Alpine
St., Murphy. For details, write P.O. Box 813, Murphy, NC 28906;
or call Glendon Gale at 835-9490.

Mission Bridge Group meets at 1 p.m. the second Saturday
of each month at 2500 Mission Road, Murphy. For details, call
Sam at 837-6625.

Smoky Mountain Stamp Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the
second Tuesday of each month at the Murphy Public Library,
9 Blumenthal St., Murphy. Call 837-5105 or 837-6651 for details.

Tri-State Rusty Iron Antique Tractor Club meets at 7 p.m. the
second Thursday of each month at the Martins Creek Fire Station.
Anyone interested in old tractors is welcome, but ownership is not
necessary. Call George Kresge at828-919-6396 for details.

Valley River Civitan Club of Andrews meets at 6 p.m. the first and
third Thursday of each month at PJ’s restaurant in Andrews. For details,
call Anita Davis at 361-1247.

Mountain Magic Table Tennis Club meets at 6 p.m. Thursdays
at Pine Log Baptist Church fellowship hall in Brasstown. Ping
pong players are welcome. For details, call Lee Holland at 389-0924.

Mountain Coin Club meets every second Tuesday at North
Georgia Technical School, 121 Meeks Ave. in Blairsville, Ga.
The business meeting begins at 6:15 p.m. followed by an educational
program and auction. For details, call Ron Langer at 828-361-0052.

4-H CLUBS
Bellview 4-H Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the last Tuesday of
the month at Bellview Community Center. It is open to youth ages
6-12. Call 837-4261 or Jane Stiles,

Cherokee County Cooperative Extension Office, 837-2210 for details.

Tomotla 4-H Club meets at 10 a.m. the second Saturday of each
month at Tomotla Community Center. It is open to youth of all
ages. For details, call Dixie at 837-2187.

SUPPORT GROUPS
Cherokee County Chapter of the Autism Society of North Carolina
meets from 6-7:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at
Family Resources Center on the corner of U.S. 64 West and U.S.
19/129 in Murphy. For details, call Karen Morie at 360-6634 or
Bette Kaufman at 837-3651.

Blind and vision impaired support group meets at 10 a.m. the
second Thursday of each month at Truett Baptist Association’s
conference room in Peachtree. Call 837-5687 or 837-7084 for details.

A support group for diabetics on insulin pumps or insulin
dependent diabetics will meet at 7 p.m. the third Monday of each
month at Moss Memorial Library in Hayesville. For details, call
Keven Schnur, 389-9757 or email: DiabeticSupport@aol.com.

Alzheimer’s/dementia support group, sponsored by
Murphy Medical Center Nursing Home, will meet from 2-3 p.m.
every third Tuesday in the large conference room at Murphy
Medical Center. Call Pam Lovingood, 835-7588, for details.

Alzheimer’s support group meets at 2 p.m. the second
Wednesday of each month at Penland Senior Center, 69 Alpine St.,
Murphy. Call the senior center at 837-2467 for details.

Compassionate Friends, a self-help, non-profit organization
that offers friendship and understanding to bereaved parents,
grandparents and siblings, meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday each
month at the Penland Senior Center, 69 Alpine St. in Murphy.
Call Maxine Arve at 837-0425 or Mabel Cooke at 837-6871 for details.

Moms in Touch meets from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesdays to pray for
children and schools. Call 837-0706.

A parent/advocacy support group meets the second Tuesday
of the month to focus on seeing that special needs children get
the help they need in school. For details, call Ellie or Randy Nehr,
837-0999.

Family Caregivers’ support group meets at 2 p.m. the second
and fourth Tuesdays of each month at Brasstown Manor,
108 Church St., Hiawassee, Ga. For details, call 835-9987 or 389-1145.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), Murphy Chapter 478,
meets every Monday at the Glenmary Center in Murphy. Weigh-in
is from 5-5:30 p.m., and the meeting follows from 5:30-6 p.m.
For details, call Barbara Cook at 837-4180.

TOPS (take off pounds sensibly) N.C. 727, Andrews chapter,
meets at 8:45 a.m. each Monday in the fellowship hall at
Valleytown Baptist Church. For details, call 321-5242 or 321-2876.

TOPS, a non-profit, meet sat 5 p.m. at Christ Community
Church in White’s Plaza in Andrews. For details, call Marilyn
Grant at 835-7283 or Jean Parksat 321-3040.

Weight Watchers meets at4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Thursdays
and 9:30 a.m. Fridays at the Hiwassee Valley Pool & Wellness
Center in Murphy; and 5:30 p.m.Tuesdays at the Peachtree Athletic
& Rehabilitation Center, 3904U.S. 64 E. in Peachtree. Weigh-in
starts 30 minutes before the meeting. For details, call Claudia
Toth at 837-8657.

For details about the American Cancer Society, Cherokee
County chapter, call Rod Springerat 837-9291.

Cancer support group meet Sat 6 p.m. the second and fourth
Monday of each month in the community room of United Community
Bank at the corner of U.S.64 and N.C. 69 in Hayesville. Call
Janet Curns evenings at 389-0295for details.

“Miracle Mondays” meet from 6:30-8 p.m. the first Monday
of each month at First Free Will aptist Church of Hayesville.
For details, call Crystal Rumfeltat 361-4091 or Debbie Bristol
Puckett 361-3116.

Alcoholics Anonymous has a central office at 444 E. Hill St.,
Murphy, serving as a contact and referral source for anyone dealing
with alcohol related problems in the tri-state area. Hours are
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 837-4440 for
details 24 hours a day.

Alcoholics Anonymous will meet in Cherokee County at:
7 p.m. Tuesdays at Episcopal Church of the Messiah on
Peachtree Street, Murphy; 8 p.m.Thursdays at St. William Catholic
Church, 765 Andrews Road, Murphy; 8 p.m. Fridays at Murphy
Medical Center, U.S. 64 East;noon Saturdays at Free Methodist
Church, 422 Valley River Ave.,Murphy; and 7 p.m. Sundays at
St. William Catholic Church, 765Andrews Road. Call 644-0127 for
details.

Al-Anon meets at 10:30 a.m.every Saturday at Free Methodist
Church on Valley River Avenue across from the Murphy Post
Office. For details, call Shirley Bondeson at 644-9781.

Narcotics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. every Thursday
at Free Methodist Church, 422Valley River Ave., Murphy. For
details, call 644-0127.

Narcotics Anonymous will meet at 10:30 a.m. every Saturday
in Father’s House at Christian Love Ministries, about a quarter
mile east past Christian Love Ministries’ thrift store on U.S. 64
East, Murphy. For details, call389-9968.

Narcotics Anonymous meet Sat 7 p.m. every Tuesday in the
fellowship hall at Andrews United Methodist Church on Chestnut
Street in Andrews. Call 360-5530for details.

Drug/alcohol addiction – call Christian Love Ministries, 837-7086.
For a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all drugs,
call Narconon at 800-431-1754or visit http://www.drugabusesolution.com.
Narconon, a non-profit public benefit corporation licensed
by Narconon International, also offers free screenings and referrals.

Overcomers Outreach program meets at 7 p.m. every
Thursday at Covenant Baptist Church, ½ mile on N.C. 294 on
the right. For details, call Pastor Calvin Murphy at 644-9162.

REACH of Cherokee County Inc. is offering support groups
for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault on the following
days – “Domestic Violence,”at 1 p.m. every Wednesday;
and “Sexual Assault” at 1 p.m.every Friday. All support groups
will be conducted at REACH’s Women Resource Center offices,
1974 U.S. 64 West, Murphy. For details, call Zula Cox at 837-9631.

REACH of Clay County is holding a support group for
survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault from 2-3 p.m.
each Tuesday. Groups are free and confidential. Child care is
not provided. For details and the location, call April Chastain or
Margie Garcia-Mathier at 389-0797.

Free weekly Wellness Recovery Action Planning workshops,
offered by Meridian Behavioral Health Services, meet from 4-6
p.m. each Tuesday at the Smoky Mountain Building in Hayesville
and 4-6 p.m. Thursdays at the Meridian Building in Marble.
Call the center’s central office in Sylva at 828-631-3973, Ext. 1431,
or Marble center at 837-7466, Ext.2331, for details.

Postpartum Depression support group meets from
10-11:30 a.m. every first and third Wednesdays at the Family
Resource Center in Murphy.There is no charge. Speakers are
available upon request. Call the Family Resource Center at 837-
3460 or Jacalyn Hunt at 557-1016for details.

Friends Sharing Grief, a support group for anyone who
has lost someone close to them,meets at 2 p.m. the first and
third Saturdays of each Mon that Macedonia Baptist Church
on Wolf Creek Road, one-fourth mile south of Wolf Creek Corner
on U.S. 64 West, Murphy. The group also meets at 10 a.m. every
Saturday at the Penland Senior Center on Alpine Street in Murphy,
sponsored by Truett Baptist Association. Call Carol Skweres
at 835-3802 for details.

4HisGlory Ministry Healing/Recovery Service, a Bible based non-denominational
service for those dealing with any of life’s struggles, meets at 7 p.m.
Mondays at Shiloh Church on Winchester Cove Road in Hayesville.
For details, call 389-1180.A support group for anyone
dealing with lupus is available24 hours a day. For details or to
volunteer services, call 644-9807.

CLASSES
Free GED classes, sponsored by Tri-County Community
College, meet from 9 a.m. to noon every Thursday at the Employment
Security Commission office in Murphy. Instructor is Lonna Tarnowski.
Call Susie West, GED director, at 835-4239, for details.

Free GED classes, sponsored by Tri-County Community College, will be
offered from 3-6 p.m. every Thursday at Family Resources, 5527 U.S. 64 W.
inMurphy. Howard Lovingood is the instructor. For details, call
Family Resources at 837-3460.

Tri-County Community College is offering free GED classes in Cherokee,
Clay and Graham counties. GED orientation is held at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
the second and fourth Wednesday in the Mc-Swain Building, Room 150 Annex
in Peachtree. Call 835-4256 or835-4239 for details.

English as a Second Language” classes meet from 9
a.m. to noon each Thursday at Tri-County Community College’s
main campus in Peachtree. Call835-4256 or 835-4239 for details.

Tri-County Community College is offering free English
classes using the Rosetta Stone program. Classes meet on the
main campus in Peachtree from 9a.m. to 6 p.m. each Monday. For
details, call instructor Martha Penz at 837-6496 or the college at
835-4239.

Destiny’s Well of God’s Best Ministries meets at 7 p.m. every
Wednesday. Call Pastor Gary and Elizabeth Howard at 837-5356 or
361-6732 for the location.

Knitting sessions for all levels will meet from 7-9 p.m. every
Monday at Yarn Circle, 3851 U.S.64 E., across from PARC Rehab
and Fitness Center, in Peachtree.There is no charge. For details,
call the Yarn Circle at 835-4592 or e-mail yarncircle@brmemc.net.

A free yoga class meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday and one free
zumba class meets at 6:30 p.m.Wednesdays at The Zone in the
lower part of Vista Realty in Murphy.Call 361-4588 or 835-8800
fordetails.

LIBRARY
Tri-County Community College Library is open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday; and closed Saturday
and Sunday. For details, call Linda Kressal, at 837-6810, Ext. 217.

Murphy Public Library is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday and
Friday; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday;and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. For details, call
the library at 837-2417.

Preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to join the
fun at Story time at the Murphy Public Library at 10 a.m. every
Monday. For details, call Children’s Librarian Bridget Wilson
at 837-2025.Andrews Public Library will have story time for preschoolers
and caregivers beginning at 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday.For details,
call Bridget Wilson, youth services librarian at the Nantahala Regional
Library, at 837-2025 or the Andrews library at 321-5956.

GAMES
Chess players meet at 1 p.m.Saturdays and Wednesdays at
Foster’s Flea Market. There are no registration or fees.
Young players also meet from 2-4 p.m.each Friday at the Murphy Public
Library, 9 Blumenthal St. in Murphy.All ages are welcome. There is no charge.
For details, call the library at 837-2417.

Party bridge: duplicate bridge is played from 1-5 p.m. every Thursday at
Penland Senior Center, Murphy. Call Mary Foster at837-8592

LODGES
Marble Springs Lodge 439 AF&AM meets at 7:30 p.m. the
first Saturday of each month.

Cherokee Lodge 146 AF&AM
meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday of each month on Hiawassee
Street in Murphy.

ARTS
N.C. Writers’ Network West presents free original poetry and
short prose readings at 7 p.m.every third Thursday of each month
in Keith House at John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown.
For details, call Nancy Simpson, 389-6897.

The poetry workshop with critique session, sponsored by N.C.Writers
Network West, meets from 7-9 p.m. the first Thurs day of each month in
the McSwain Building at Tri-County Community College. Call Janice Moore,
389-6394, for details.

The prose workshop with critique session, sponsored by N.C. Writers
Network West, meets from 7-9 p.m. the second Thursday of each month in the
McSwain Building at Tri-County Community College. Call Bob Grove, 837-3233,
or email bob@grove-ent.com for details.

Fiction/non-fiction critique and workshop, sponsored by
N.C. Writers Network West,meets the second Thursday of
the month at Tri-County Community College. For details, call
Richard Argo, 837-5500.

The writers for children workshop, sponsored by the N.C. Writers
Network West, meets from 10 a.m. to noon the third Wednesday of each month
at Moss Memorial Library in Hayesville. Call Nancy Gadsby at
706-896-6392 for details.

Writers workshop meets at 2 p.m. every second Monday at Murphy Public Library,
9 Blumenthal St. downtown. There are no fees. Call Peg Russell at
837-8197 for details.

Georgia Mountain Writers Club meets from 10 a.m. to noon the second Wednesday
of every month at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Highway 515, Blairsville,
Ga. For details, call Rhonda Brigman at 706-897-9804 or e-mail
gmwc@windstream.net.

Murphy Rounds, an adult dance group, meets from 7:30-9p.m. Mondays at Tri-County
Community College. Call Kit or Sandy Brown at 837-0966 or
e-mailkitandsandy@mindspring.com for details.

Appalachian Heritage Crafters meet at 7 p.m. on the second
Thursday of each month at Penland Senior Center on Alpine
Street in Murphy. Call 835-3500for details.

Tri-State Dancers meet from 7:30-10 p.m. the first and third
Friday of each month at the Clay County Senior Center on Ritter
Road in Hayesville. Call Jeanne at389-3003 or Mary Lou at 389-3581
for details.

Mountain Regional Arts and Crafts Guild meets the second Tuesday
of every month at Daniel’s Steakhouse in Hiawassee, Ga. The board
will meet at 4 p.m., and the guild meeting begins at6 p.m. Everyone
interested in the guild is invited to attend and encouraged to bring
a sample of their work. For details, call ArtWorks at 706-896-0932.

FIRE DEPARTMENTS
Hanging Dog Volunteer Fire Department has general membership
meetings at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at
the fire house.

Wolf Creek Volunteer Fire Department meets at 7 p.m. on the first Monday
of each month at the Wolf Creek Fire Station next to Hot House Community
Center. Training is at 7 p.m. the third Monday at the fire station.
Call Assistant Chief Darren Watkins, 494-2958, for details.

Brasstown Volunteer Fire Department has training meetings
at 6:30 p.m. every Monday. For details, call 837-2819.

QUILTERS
A Gathering of Quilters meet at 10 a.m. every Thursday of each
month at First United Methodist Church in Murphy. There are no
dues and no officers. Take a sack lunch and something to work on.
For details, call Sammie Simpson at 837-7617.

MISCELLANEOUS
Seniors over age 60 are invited to join activities at Penland
Senior Center, 69 Alpine St.,Murphy. Activities begin at 10:30
a.m. and lunch is at 11:30 a.m.Woodcarving begins at 8:30 a.m.
every Tuesday and Wednesday.Call Peggy Graham, director, at
837-2467 for details.

Community Early Learn and Play groups for children ages 0-5are held
from 11 a.m. to noon every Wednesday at the Andrews Public Library
and 10-11 a.m. every Thursday at the Murphy Public Library. These groups
are facilitated by Kristi Cook and supported by Smart Start and
the Region A Partnership for Childred. For details, call Cook at
389-4333.

Shooting Creek Basket Weavers Guild meets from 9:45 a.m.to 2 p.m. the
second Wednesday of each month at the Shooting Creek Community Center.
For details, call Kay Swanstrom, 644-5238, or Susie Selleck, 706-896-1530.

Forgiven and Set Free Post-Abortion Bible studies are
for anyone suffering from pain,loss and depression as a result
of abortion. Call 321-1573 for details. All calls are confidential.

Shoal Creek Community Watch meets at 7 p.m. the fourth
Thursday each month at the Hiwassee Dam Volunteer Fire
Department on N.C. 294. Call 494-2020 for details.

TEAM Kids, for ages preschool through fifth grade, will
meet from 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays at Andrews First Baptist Church.
For details, call Bobby Wright at321-5112.

Heritage Partners meet at 4p.m. the third Thursday of each
month at Murphy Power Board Conference Room on Peachtree
Street downtown. Call Barbara Hughes at 837-6821 for details.

Fuel Youth Ministry Skateboard Park is open from 8-11 p.m.
the second and fourth Fridays of each month, hosted by Living
Word Revival Center on U.S.64 E., on right about two miles
beyond Hayesville city limits en route to Franklin. There is no
charge. For details, call 389-3444.

Free parenting and adult education classes will meet from 8 a.m.
to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the Even Start Family Literacy Program
at Murphy Elementary School.GED/ESL/Adult Basic Education
will be offered. Call Cathy Brown at 837-2424, Ext. 509, for details.
Girl Scout troops of Cherokee County meet regularly. For
details, call Marie Guthrie at494-3876 or Linda Mitchell at 800-
522-6280, Ext. 305.

Appalachian Beekeepers’ Association meets at 7 p.m. the
first Monday of each month. For details, call Zach Stockbridge,
president, at 321-2171 or e-mail zackandjen2004@yahoo.com;
or visit the Web page at http://www.appalachianbeekeepers.com.

The Small Business Center at Tri-County Community College
will have a consumer credit counseling representative in Murphy
and Hayesville the first Thursday of every month. This service is
free. Call Claudie Burchfield,

Office of Economic Opportunity,
for details at 835-3535.

Mountain Wire Wrap Group offers a free workshop from 9a.m. to noon
every Thursday at the Hayesville Senior Center for members of the Tri-County
Gem and Mineral Club. Call Fran Dorman at 389-6224 for details.

The weekly children’s story hour will begin at 11 a.m. every
Saturday at Curiosity Shop Bookstore in Murphy. For details, call
835-7433 or 321-2242.

The “Ray of Light” clothescloset, sponsored by Vengeance Creek Baptist
Church in the old church building at 1145 Vengeance Creek Road in Marble,
will be open from 2-6 p.m. Thursdays.

The Lord’s Warehouse will be giving out free food boxes for needy families
from 10 a.m. to noon the last Friday of each month at Hillbilly Mall/Bear
Ridge Mall, 200 Stewart Road,Andrews. For details, call Jamie
Wrigley at 557-4572.

The Cherokee County Cooperative Extension Service
will have a Master Gardener in the office on Wednesdays this
summer to assist area residents with gardening information.
Call the office on Wednesdays at 837-2210 or e-mail questions
anytime to cherokeecountymastergardener@gmail.com; or visit
the Master Gardener Blog site at grow4good.blogspot.com/.

Free garden tours are offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
every Monday except holidays, May through September, at the
Ethnobotanic and Woodland Medicine Trail gardens of the
Georgia Mountain Research and Education Center, three miles
south of Blairsville, Ga., on U.S.19/129 South. Tour guides are
available. Everyone is invited to bring a lunch for a picnic in the
pavilion. For details, call Clare Johnston at 706-745-2655.

Southern Appalachian Family Farms, a farmer-led and
managed marketing organization, holds a general monthly
meeting from 7-9 p.m. the fourth Monday of every month in the
McSwain Building, Room 152, at Tri-County Community College
in Peachtree.

Farmers, live stock producers, beekeepers, vegetable
growers, fruit growers, poultry producers, home gardeners and
the public are invited to attend. For details, visit
http://www.Family-FarmsDirect.com.

Ability Builders, a group of caretakers
who work with adults and children with physical or developmental disabilities
creating crafts while at the same time developing social skills,
meets from 10 a.m. to noon every Wednesday at Family Resources
of Cherokee County Inc., 5527 U.S. 64 West, Murphy. Anyone
who is interested is invited to join the group. Children and adults
must be accompanied by an adult caretaker. For details, call Ellie
Nehr at 837-0999 or e-mail jjear@yahoo.com.

Retired Firefighters meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. the first Friday
of each month at the Hole in the Wall restaurant in Blairsville, Ga.
For details, call Jim Olson at 828-557-2446.

Everyone interested in learning how to monitor nest
boxes for cavity nesting birds,such as bluebirds, tree swallows,
chickadees and titmice is invited to join N.C. Society of Bluebird
members from 10:30-11:30 a.m.every Saturday April through
August at the Brasstown Community Center for a hands-on
informative session. They will be monitoring the Dub and Murray
Martin Nest Box trail at the community center. For details, call Ed
and Carol Reid at 828-361-1220 or visit http://www.ncbluebird.org.

Everyone interested in learning how to monitor nest boxes
for cavity nesting birds is invited to join N.C. Society of Bluebird
members at the bluebird sign next to John C Campbell’s field
house from 1-1:30 p.m. every Tuesday April through August
for a hands-on informative session. They will be monitoring
the Dub and Murray Martin Nest Box trail at the folk school. For
details, call Ed and Carol Reid at 828-361-1220 or visit http://www.ncbluebird.org.

Emmaus women’s reunion will meet at 10 a.m. the first
Friday of each month at Mountain View Church, 69 Fall Branch
Road in Peachtree. For details,call Marie Speigel at 828-356-6732
or 828-361-6834.

Valley River Humane Society meets at 6 p.m. the fourth Thursday
of each month at Penland Senior Center in Murphy. Members are encouraged
to attend and the public is welcome. Call 837-6160for details.

Comfort Keepers invite residents to donate, rather than
discard, any clothing they do not want to keep to Operation
Need, a year long effort to collect outerwear, clothing and shoes,
which will then be distributed to families next winter when it is
needed the most. For details, call Mark Townsend at 534-1102 or
877-477-2233, or email marktownsend@comfortkeepers.com.

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