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What's Happening

• The DMV Driver’s License office in Hayesville, located in the Clay County Extension Services Building, will be open from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on the following Tuesdays, April 11, 18, May 2, 9, 16, June 6, 13, 20, July 11, 18, Aug. 8, 15, 22, Sept. 5, 12, 19, Oct. 3, 10, 17, Nov. 7, 14, 21, Dec. 5, 12, 19. For details visit: or call (252) 425-3301.
• Hayesville Town Council meets 5:30 p.m. the second Monday of the month at town hall. Call 389-1862.
• Clay County Board of Commissioners meets 7 p.m. the first Thursday of the month in the multipurpose room at the Clay County Courthouse. Call 389-0089.
• Clay County Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. the fourth Monday of every month. Call 389-8513.
• ABC Board will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 11.
• Clay County Soil & Water Board meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday of every month.
• Clay County Board of Health meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 11 at Clay County Health Department. Call 389-8052.
• Clay County Travel & Tourism Board meets at 4 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month in the conference room at the Clay County Chamber of Commerce.

Moss Memorial Library events:
• Story time for ages infant-six - 10 a.m. Tuesdays.
• Movie event - ”The Pledge” will be playing at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 8 at the Moss Memorial Library. Sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary Unit. For details call 389-8401.
• Literary Hour - Netwest Poetry and Prose group readings will be held 7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at the John C. Campbell Folk School. Contact Linda at:
• Writing classes are available throughout the year at John C. Campbell Folk School Visit:
• The NetWest poetry group meets, 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at Tri-County Community College. Contact Janice at:
• Mountain Regional Arts and Crafts Guild meets at 4 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at Young Harris Regional Library. For details call ArtWorks, (706) 896-0932.
• Auditions are now being held for the “Neverland Summer Camp“ June 12-25 at the Peacock Center for the Performing Arts. Open to children 5-16 years old. Call (706) 897-1041 for an audition.
• The North Carolina Writers Network holds a prose critique at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at Tri County Community College in the McSwain Building conference room. For details e-mail or call (828) 837-3233.

• Shooting Creek VFD is selling two-sided 911 signs with large white lettering that could save lives. Call 389-8265, leave message.

• Sanderson, Church and Herbert Streets will be closed from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 15 for the Show and Ramp Festival. For details call Phil Evans (828) 360-4298.
• Get the latest information on canning high and low acid foods from 2-6 p.m Tuesday, April 11 at the NC Cooperative Extension, Graham County Center. For details call 389-6305.
• The Brasstown Farmer’s Market will be held from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. every Wednesday beginning April 12.
Murphy Medical Center
• A free Asthma Education class is being offered from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, April 3. The class is free, and taught by knowledgeable instructors in the Travis E. Green Conference Center, adjacent to the hospital lobby at 3990 E. US Hwy 64 Alternate. For details or to register call (828) 835-7620.
• The first in a two-week series of tobacco cessation classes will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. beginning Thursday, April 20 in the Travis E. Green Conference Center. To register or for details on tobacco cessation call (828) 835-7620.
 • The first in a four-week series of prepared childbirth class is being offered from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20 in the hospital’s cafeteria located at 3990 E. US Hwy 64 Alternate. For details or to register call (828) 835-7560.
• ‘Airing Of The Quilts’ show will be held from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Friday-Saturday. May 5-6 at Hayesville First United Methodist Church, admission $5. Sponsored by Town Square Quilters and Historic Hayesville Inc.
• Applications to reserve the courthouse square are available from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Town Hall, 56 Sanderson Street. For details contact Town Clerk Susan Morgan 389-1862.
• Towns County Chamber of Commerce Third Annual Towns County Business Showcase  will be held Thursday, Sept. 28 at the Towns County Convention & Recreation Center 150 Foster Park Road, Young Harris.
• The Clay County Health Department is having a “No Bottom Left Behind.” Drop off diapers or wipes at the Clay County Health Department, Clay County Progress or Clay County Chamber of Commerce. Collection is for the month of February. For details call Tracy Cothren, 389-8052.
• Oak Forest United Methodist Church has a celebrate recovery group meeting at 6 p.m. every Thursday. For details call (828) 644-8920.
• The DAV offers free transportation to the VA in Franklin and Asheville. For details contact Sam Holloway, (828) 516-9958.
• REACH of Clay County will hold support groups for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault from 2-3 p.m. on Thursdays. Call 389-0797, for location. No child care provided.
• Self-defense classes, date and time, TBA. If you are interested in participating, call Judith, 389-0797.
• Parkinson’s Disease support group meetings will be at 3 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month on the second floor of Cadence Bank, Blairsville, Ga. Call 389-1185.
• The Wellness Center offers Feel Good Friday, 7 p.m. the first Friday of the month. Call (706) 781-4048.
• The food pantry of Matt’s Ministry will be open 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturdays at the pantry on WJ Cabe Road across US 64 E from Ledford’s Chapel Church. Food packs for children can be picked up at the old elementary building from 3:45-5:45 p.m. Fridays. Matt’s Ministry is the hosting organization for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. Call 389-2185 or e-mail: for more details.
• Union County Ecumenical Food Pantry will be open from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. every Thursday at Mountain Presbyterian Church, 3831 Highway 515 East, Blairsville. For details contact Rev. Travis Adams or Denise at (706) 745-8036.
• Meals on Wheels slots available for meal delivery. For residents of Clay County, 60 years or older and home bound. For details call 389-9271.
• If you have Medicare and need help paying for your prescription medications, call 389-9271 to find out if you are eligible for the Extra Help Program.
• Free caregiver eduction series to be held at 10 a.m. the first Thursday of each month at the senior center. Call 389-9271.
• The Guardian ad litem offers free training class. Call (828) 837-8003.
• The Christmas parade will begin with music on the square at 5 p.m. and parade at 6 p.m on Saturday, Dec. 9. For details call the Clay County Progress at 389-8431.

• Zen Meditation is held at 9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Orientation is at 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Sunrise Yoga Studio, 18 Herbert St. Hayesville. For details call (828) 557-5731.
• Bingo will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at the Blairsville Civic Center. Call (706) 300-5722.
• Bingo at the Bradford will be held at 9:30 a.m., Mondays at Brasstown Manor, 108 Church Street, Hiawassee.
• There will be an exercise class at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church at 8 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. For details call Pat Jordan, 389-8981 or visit:
• Exercise classes at Hayesville First United Methodist Church will be at 9:30 a.m., Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Cost is $5 per month. Call Maureen, (828) 361-8556. There are also classes at 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, call Kaye Wheeler, 389-6279 for details.
• Mountain Magic Table Tennis Club meets 6 p.m. Thursdays at the Pine Log Baptist Church fellowship hall in Brasstown. Call (828) 837-7658.
• Pickleball is at 8 a.m. Monday-Friday at the Veterans Memorial Ballpark tennis courts or the basketball court. Call Harry Jarrett, 389-0378 or the Clay County Rec. Department 389-0368.
Clay County Senior Center:
• 9 a.m. - Woodcarvers and garden club.
• 9:30 a.m. - Blood pressure.
• 11:15 a.m. - Exercise.
• 11:30 a.m. - Lunch.
• 12:30 a.m. - Bingo, first Monday only.
• 1 p.m. - Workout.
• 12:30 p.m. - Bridge.
• 9 a.m. - Needlecrafts.
• 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. - SHIIP/Medicare counseling.
• 10 a.m. - Wii bowling.
• 10:30 a.m. - Tablet tutors.
• 11:30 a.m. - Lunch.
• 1 p.m. - Hand and foot.
• 5 p.m. - Movie.
• The center is open until 7 p.m. on Tuesdays.
• 9 a.m. - Corn hole.
• 10:30 a.m. - Yoga.
• 11:15 a.m. - Exercise.
• 11:30 a.m. - Lunch.
• 1 p.m. - Workout.
• 2 p.m. - Rummikub.
• 9 a.m. - Garden club.
• 9:30 a.m. - Mah Jong.
• 10 a.m. - Shuffleboard.
• 10:30 a.m. -  Wii bowling.
• 11:15 a.m. - Seniors In-the-Know.
• 11:30 a.m. - Lunch.
• 1 p.m. - Oil painting.
• 10:30 a.m. - Bingo.
• 11:15 a.m. - Exercise.
• 11:30 a.m. - Lunch.
• 12 p.m. - Line dancing.
• 12:30 p.m. - Bridge.
• 1 p.m. - Hand and foot.
For details call 389-9271.
• The Cherokee County Senior Games Committee meets 9 a.m. the third Monday of the month at the senior center,  Murphy. Call (828) 837-6411 or (828) 835-3202.

• Moms’ Connection is a fun time for moms of children infant-five years with free child care/activities. We meet from 10-11:30 a.m.  the third Friday of the month at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 495 Herbert Hills Dr., Hayesville. For details call Susan Gray at (828) 361-7175.
• Better Breathers Club meets at 5 p.m. the second Monday of the month at McConnell Memorial Baptist Church, 84 Church Street, Hiawassee. Contact (706) 896-7196.
• The Trout Unlimited Unaka Chapter meets on the fourth Monday of each month at the Sweetwater Campus of Hayesville First United Methodist Church on US Hwy 64. Fly tying begins at 6 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7 p.m. The Unaka Chapter covers Clay, Cherokee and Graham counties and a few zip codes in Macon County. Call Bobby Hand at (828) 557-1202 for details.
• The Far Western N.C. Gourd Patch meets 10 a.m. the third Wednesday of the month at Shooting Creek Community Center, e-mail: or call 389-1034.
• Car Cruise, Eastern Hot Rodder’s  Midweek Motoring is held from 5-8 p.m. every first and third Wednesday of the month at Comfort Grub on 64W in Murphy. For more info Facebook Eastern Hot Rodder or call John at (828) 516-2259.
• Mountain Movers and Shakers meets at 8 a.m. Fridays at Mary’s Southern Grill. For details, contact Sam Fullerton, (706) 994-4658.
• Clay County Lions Club meets 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month. Call 389-2023 or 389-3890.
• Clay Lodge #301 of AF & AM meets the third Monday of each month, meal at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7:30 p.m., at the Masonic Lodge, Hayesville. For details call, Brandon Davenport, (828) 361-3351.
• The Brasstown Woodturners Guild meets on the first Saturday of each month at the Hayesville High School carpentry shop. Call (706) 896-5711.
• The Southern Appalachian Modern Quilt Guild meets at 6 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at Bless My Stitches Quilt shop in Murphy. Call (828) 835-4900 for details.
• Caring for the caregiver support group meets 3 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Brasstown Manor, 108 Church St., Hiawassee. Call (706) 896-4285.
• Hayesville Civitan Club meets 6:30 p.m. first and third Tuesdays at United Community Bank in Hayesville.
• The Clay County Tractor Club meets 7 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at Soil and Water Conservation building. Call (828) 361-2978.
• The Clay County Rotary Club meets 12-1 p.m. Tuesdays at the Hinton Center. Call (828) 292-1292 or e-mail:
• The Town Square Quilters meet from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m the first and third Thursday of each month at Hayesville First United Methodist Church. Beverly Adkins, 389-9946 or Mary Langley, (828) 361-3644.
• Brasstown Community Center meets at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month with a pot luck supper. Call (828) 837-3797.
• The monthly meeting of the Tusquittee Community Organization will be held at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at the community center, 4374 Downings Creek Road.
• Clay County Care Center Ladies’ Auxiliary meets at 10 a.m. the second Thursday of the month at the care center. Call (828) 389-4233.
• Lake Chatuge Rotary meets 12 p.m. Tuesdays at the Brasstown Valley Resort. Call (706) 896-8601.
• The North Ga. Tri-State Amateur Radio Club meets 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at Branan Lodge, Blairsville. Call (706) 781-6665.
• The Tri-State Gem and Mineral Club meets 1 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at the Towns County Senior Center. Call (706) 379-2540.
• Helping Hands meets 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month at Sweetwater United Methodist Church. Bring lunch, coffee provided. We are making utility quilts. Call 389-9472 or 389-1876.
• The Chattahoochee-Nantahala Trout Unlimited Chapter 692 meets the second Thursday of the month at the Union County Community Center, Blairsville, Ga. Fly tying instruction begins at 5 p.m. for beginners. The business meeting begins at 7 p.m. Call 389-3016.
• Gem City Forum Toastmasters meets at 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday in the Drake Education Center on the corner of 210 Phillips St. and Carolina Mountain Rd. in Franklin, N.C. Visit: for details.
• The Macon County Poultry Club meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month at 193 Thomas Heights road in Franklin. For details call (828) 369-3916 or call the NC Cooperative extension at (828) 349-2046.

• The Ridges Golf Course will be hosting a Veterans Golf League on Tuesday mornings. All Veterans are encourage to play. Come out for a day of Fun and fellowship! A special rate will apply for our Veterans. All interested Veterans, please call 404-295-6462 for more information.
• The Allison-Bristol VFW Post 6812, men’s and ladies auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the John Corn building behind the Black and Gold Center. For details call 389-3160 or 389-1105. For the VFW auxiliary call Claudia Worley, 389-3400.
• The George Lee American Legion Post 532 and auxiliary meets at 6 p.m. the last Tuesday of the month at the community service building. For details, call Commander Joe Buckner, 389-3740 or Phil Cantley, 389-1215 about the Legion and Teresa McClure, 389-6120 about the auxiliary.
• The Blue Ridge Mountains Chapter of Military Officers Association meets the third Monday of the month at various locations. Call (828) 335-9203 or (706) 745-4072.
• The Veterans’ Service office is located on the square behind the elections building. Open 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Call 389-3355.
• To dispose of tattered, worn, faded or otherwise unusable flags, drop off at The Clay County Progress, Chamber of Commerce or Moss Memorial Library.
• The Archibald D. Murphey Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution meet the second Wednesday of each month. For details call (828) 389-0241.
• The David W. Payne camp meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of every month in the Blairsville community room of United Community Bank. The public is  welcome to attend.

• Valley River Humane Society is open from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays for intakes. The shelter continues to be available for adoptions from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays for adoptions.
• The Humane Society needs volunteer drivers on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday for a 5-hour trip transporting animals to Asheville. Clay County residents interested in being members of the VRHS can call Marie Lampkin 389-6413 for details.
•  Hiawassee River Valley Kennel Club meets 7 p.m. the first Monday of the month at Brothers Restaurant, Murphy. Call (706) 492-5253 or (828) 835-1082.

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Clay County Progress

Mailing Address: PO Box 483, Hayesville, NC 28904
Physical Address: 43 Main Street, Hayesville, NC 28904
Phone: 828-389-8431
Fax: 828-389-9997