Open Mic Night every Thursday Evening

OPEN MIC NIGHT every Friday beginning at 6 PM
Bring your instrument of choice and/or your voice and join in the fun, or just kick back and listen
food and beverages available. Sign up begins at 5:30pm.

Also, LIVE MUSIC every weekend
Please call 423-253-2322 for this weekend's details
The Outpost Pavilion, 123 Main Street, Tellico Plains, TN 37385


Garage Sale to Aid Community Projects

Come discover treasures and grab some goodies at the Garage Sale and Bake Sale of The Cherokee Women's Club, this Saturday, Oct. 15th. It takes place in the Tellico Plains Community Center parking lot on Bank Street, from 8am 'til 1 or 1:30pm.

The Sale will help fund projects which financially assist the Tellico Plains Library. The Club pays the annual software license fee for checking books in/out, helps with the Summer Reading Program children's gifts, and generously provides other assistance as needed.

In addition to supporting the Library, The Cherokee Women's Club also does beautification in the town seasonally, like the cornstalks and mums now decorating the town so beautifully for fall. The members help maintain the Botanical Garden behind the Charles Hall Museum, give a scholarship to a Senior at Tellico High, and conduct a poetry contest for all the local schools, grades 1 through 12. This year the Club also supported a Science Fair at the Junior High and help the horticulture students monetarily at the high school. Its major fundraiser is the popular "Cookie Caper" during the Tellico Plains Candlelite Walk, held annually on the evening of the first Saturday in December.

The Cherokee Women's Club meets on the first Monday of each month at noon, usually at the Visitor Center. They welcome any ladies who are interested in their community and helping improve it to join. Call Sharon Bodie at 423-253-2269.

Hope to see you there Saturday!


Please Neuter Your Pets

There are too many homeless pets, and neutering is a humane way to reduce these numbers. With the free vouchers available to Monroe County citizens in need, there is no excuse not to neuter dogs and cats. The distribution of these vouchers moves from one town to another over the course of the year, and this month is available in Sweetwater. Please print and post this flyer for your own employees and customers. Thanks.


Centennial Quilt on Display

The Cherokee Women's Club has presented the Charles Hall Museum a Commemorative quilt, celebrating the town's centennial, July 4, 2011. The design incorporates archival photographs of the town, set among quilt squares in red, white, blue, and gold. It was specially created by a group of about a dozen women from the club, whose names are on the back. The quilt is now displayed for all to view in the museum's #1 building. The Charles Hall Museum is located at 229 Cherohala Skyway and displays amazing collections of photographs, guns, telephone equipment, furniture, and many historic artifacts collected by Charles Hall, local historian and former Mayor of Tellico Plains. Admission is free.

The Cherokee Women's club is a non-profit group of women from the Tellico Plains area (not exclusively) who raise money to support local needs. The main fundraiser is the Cookie Caper at the annual Candlelight Walk in Tellico Plains in December. The group supports the library, the local schools with scholarships and a creative writing/poetry contest, and well as other needs of the community as they arise. New members are always welcome! Join and help the community. Meetings are held monthly, September through May. Contact Sharon Bodie, President, at 423-253-4269 for more information.


4th of July Fun in Tellico Plains

Here's the schedule of Independence Day activities in Tellico Plains:
  • July 2nd: Annual Square Dance in Town Square from 4pm - midnight.
    Includes Kids' Fun Zone ($5 All-Night admission); Music by "Angels in Waiting" from 4-6pm; Music by "Tim Childress and Unwound" from 7-midnight. Vendor booths will be set up too.
  •  July 4th: Wagon Train Parade begins at noon. 
 Join us for some old-time family fun!


May Extravaganza in Coker Creek

Come and sit a while at the Coker Creek Welcome Center & Heritage Gift Shop for the May 2011 Extravaganza. They are located on Highway 68 South in Coker Creek, TN. There will be variety of demonstrations from local artists who display and sell their crafts at the Heritage Gift Shop. There will also be entertainment from local musicians each weekend during the month.

Here's the schedule of events:

Saturday, May 7, 2011 – 10:00 to 5:00
Ken Dalton, Wood Carver
Morris Hawk, Wood Carver
& the Coker Creek Whittlers
Music provided by Charlie Harper

Saturday, May 14, 201110:00 to 5:00
Kathleen Dalton, Linda Charest - China Painting

Saturday, May 21, 201110:00 to 5:00
Richard Anderson, Leather Art Designer

Saturday, May 28, 2011 – 10:00 to 5:00
Children’s Book Signing by Margie Carroll
Judi Wrighter, Painter
Music provided by Wanda Murphy

Sunday, May 29, 2011 – 1:00 to 5:00
Terry Ayers, Penny Rug Maker & Quilter
Book Signing by Jack Darnell
Mary Mac Eachron, Wind Chimes
Music Provided by Don Mac Eachron

Monday, May 30, 2011 – 10:00 to 5:00
Bill Lee, Potter
Peggy Gay, Painter
Music provided by Ken Gay

The Tennessee Arts Commission and the Tennessee Overhill Heritage Association has provided financial support for these events.

For more information call Lynda Dicandio, 423-261-2027


Antique Cars in Tellico Plains

The Grand National award-winning 1934 Plymouth, owned and restored by the late Charlie Young and his wife Deborah of Coker Creek, has a new home. The Charles Hall Museum in Tellico Plains will welcome this spectacular antique car in an informal dedication ceremony on April 23, 2011, at 3:00 pm. Over thirty antique cars, owned by members of the East Tennessee and Cherokee Valley regions of the Antique Automobile Club of America (both of which Charlie was a member) will parade through Tellico Plains after the dedication.


Share Your Favorite Trails

Falls Branch Trail
We have added a new Trails Page to the Guide to Tellico Plains. You can help, by sharing your favorite hiking, horseback riding, or mountain biking trail, to be posted on this new section of The Guide. The new Trails section includes areas in and around Tellico Plains, including the Tellico and Citico River areas, Cherohala Skyway, Starr Mountain, and Coker Creek.
Get your trail story and photos published!
Please include:
  • Type of trail (hiking, mountain biking, and/or horseback riding)
  • Level of difficulty (easy, moderate, difficult)
  • Directions to the trailhead
  • Trail Length (in miles)
  • Description of the trail (what you can expect to see, etc.)
  • Photo (include a photo caption for each photo submitted)
  • Author: "trail info and photos submitted by" (your name as you want it to appear)
Please see examples already on this new trails page and info on how to submit your trail information. Thanks.


New Trails Page Premieres

What's a great outdoor activity which all ages can enjoy - combining fresh air, magnificent scenery, social interaction, muscle toning, and the natural beauty of the Tellico Plains area? Take to the trails, for hiking, horseback riding, or bicycling!

With the Cherokee National Forest here in our backyard, there are many, many Tellico Plains area trails. Choose from mountaintop balds to enchanting waterfalls, from easy to difficult, from biking to hiking... using this easy reference on The Guide to Tellico Plains.

The Trail page highlights several area trails, each with directions to the trailhead, type of use, length, level of difficulty, and a description. Browse the Trail page, and choose where you'd like to hike with your children, have a picnic, ride bikes, take your horses, or photograph wildflowers.

Tellico Plains is the perfect headquarters for being outdoors in every season.


Meditation Workshop, Garage Sale

Don't miss these upcoming events at the WIndhorse Center, 106 Scott Street, Tellico Plains:
GARAGE SALE - March 26th at Windhorse. Big, multi-family sale with items donated by all the members of the Windhorse community to help keep Windhorse going and fund some new classes both for the young and the elders.
MEDITATION WORKSHOP - March 27th, 1-4 pm, $25. Seated Meditation, Zen Walking, Breathing Techniques to enhance peaceful meditation with Cathy Woods. Register by March 25th with Windhorse:  423-261-2088 or email: windhorsecenter@hotmail.com


Wellness Day at Windhorse

On Sunday, Jan. 16, The Windhorse Center of Tellico Plains, at 106 Scott St., presents a 2-hr Yoga workshop "Balance in the Season of Love" 1-3 p.m. for $25. This will be followed by Alternative Healing Sessions, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. $25 unless you are a practitioner, and free if you bring a friend with you. Call 423-261-2088 to sign-up or ask questions.

The Center also has a Tai Chi class just starting Tuesdays 10:30-noon for $20/month as well as the on-going yoga classes.