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Orchard at Altapass

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1025 Orchard Rd
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 United States
(828) 765-9531 https://www.altapassorchard.org/

September 2018

Cherokee Artisans

September 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Orchard at Altapass, 1025 Orchard Rd
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 United States
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Butch and Louise Goings, of the Eastern Band of Cherokee, have spent over 50 years of marriage, art and living cultural practices of the Cherokee people in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains in western North Carolina. They stay balanced in life through teaching and by the way they live. Butch is a carver. He started craving in high school, and carves figurines in buckeye, cherry, butternut, holly and black walnut wood. Later, he added stone carving. He studies…

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Cherokee Artisans

September 22, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Orchard at Altapass, 1025 Orchard Rd
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 United States
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FREE Programming and Demonstrations at the Orchard at Altapass: Butch and Louise Goings, of the Eastern Band of Cherokee, have spent over 50 years of marriage, art and living cultural practices of the Cherokee people in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains in western North Carolina. They stay balanced in life through teaching and by the way they live. Butch is a carver. He started craving in high school, and carves figurines in buckeye, cherry, butternut, holly and black…

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Cherokee Artisans

September 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Orchard at Altapass, 1025 Orchard Rd
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 United States
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FREE Programming and Demonstrations at the Orchard at Altapass: Ramona Lossie, a Cherokee artisan, demonstrates double-weave rivercane, white oak, and basketmaking. She teaches hands-on workshops to groups of any age, but particularly enjoys working with young people. Her knowledge of the rivercane basket weaving tradition became crucial several years ago when she and her sister Lucille became the only living practitioners of that art among the Eastern Band. Ramona grew up in the Painttown community in Cherokee and learned basket…

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Cherokee Artisans

September 29, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Orchard at Altapass, 1025 Orchard Rd
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 United States
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FREE Programming and Demonstrations at the Orchard at Altapass: Ramona Lossie, a Cherokee artisan, demonstrates double-weave rivercane, white oak, and basketmaking. She teaches hands-on workshops to groups of any age, but particularly enjoys working with young people. Her knowledge of the rivercane basket weaving tradition became crucial several years ago when she and her sister Lucille became the only living practitioners of that art among the Eastern Band. Ramona grew up in the Painttown community in Cherokee and learned basket…

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October 2018

Cherokee Artisans

October 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Orchard at Altapass, 1025 Orchard Rd
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 United States
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FREE Event at the Orchard at Altapass: Kathi Littlejon, a Cherokee Storyteller will be sharing Cherokee stories and history at the Orchard at Altapass. 

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June 2019

Cherokee Artisans at The Orchard at Altapass

June 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Orchard at Altapass, 1025 Orchard Rd
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 United States
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The Orchard at Altapass will host Cherokee artisans as they demonstrate their craft and share their rich cultural heritage with the public. Both events, sponsored with the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area, Blue Ridge Traveler, Museum of the Cherokee Indian, and the National Forest Service, will offer visitors an opportunity to experience the culture of the Cherokee, native to western North Carolina, through song, dance, storytelling, and crafts. Mike Crowe and the Cherokee Dancers, known as the Warriors of AniKituhwa,…

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Cherokee Artisans at The Orchard at Altapass

June 7, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Orchard at Altapass, 1025 Orchard Rd
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 United States
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The Orchard at Altapass will host Cherokee artisans as they demonstrate their craft and share their rich cultural heritage with the public. Both events, sponsored with the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area, Blue Ridge Traveler, Museum of the Cherokee Indian, and the National Forest Service, will offer visitors an opportunity to experience the culture of the Cherokee, native to western North Carolina, through song, dance, storytelling, and crafts. Mike Crowe and the Cherokee Dancers, known as the Warriors of AniKituhwa,…

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July 2019

Independence Day Picnic

July 4, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Orchard at Altapass, 1025 Orchard Rd
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 United States
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The Orchard at Altapass throws open the doors of the red barn, light up the grill, sweeten the iced tea, unfold the tables on the pavilion, and “dust” the dance floor in order to celebrate Independence Day–Orchard style–with their annual picnic. Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, fairs, picnics, concerts, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies. The Orchard at Altapass steers clear of political speeches, doesn’t stand on ceremony, and leaves the fireworks to the towns,…

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The Lost Cove of Yancey County

July 18, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Orchard at Altapass, 1025 Orchard Rd
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 United States
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Elaine McAlister Dellinger, research, archaeologist, and member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, will talk about Lost Cove, now a ghost town deep in the Pisgah National forest along the bank of the Nolichucky River in Yancey County. Once a town of around 100 people, Lost Cove is now a graveyard of abandoned homes, rusted cars and crumbling gravestones. It has been said that the town was formed around the Civil War times and thrived as an agricultural community.…

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