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10 July 2012

Back on the Pow wow Trail in NC ~ VA

We spent a wonderful week in the Mountains near Chimney Rock, NC with family.   I Love it so much up here, it really gets the muscles working!  Apparently it was a workout for the 'new' Q as well, we had to spend some unexpected money on the car, Again!  She seems to be happy and running much better now. 

While walking around down in Chimney Rock, NC we found a camera on the side of the road with 189 pictures on it.  It must have been this young couple with baby pictures and vacation pictures from Disney.  I am trying to get the picture passed around on Facebook to see if perhaps we may be lucky enough to reunite them with their camera and pictures which go back as far as September 2011.  If you would help to share this with people you know and have them share as well.  I know it is a Longshot, but it is a shame for this couple to lose some of these great pictures.  I know, I lost a camera (through no fault of my own) that had pictures I really wanted to have on it. 

We are loading up to head to the Strong Sun Pow Wow this coming weekend.   This year's Strong Sun Pow Wow, in addition to the Concert by John Sarantos on Saturday will feature Arvel Bird Performing throughout the pow wow.  There will be Much more going on, such as the Vietnamese Montagnard.  They were really wonderful addition to the pow wow last year.  If you have not ever seen them, take a look at the short video I took last year, it is such a Distinctive sound and dance.   

July 13 -15, 2012 ~ Strong Sun Festival & Pow Wow

Tanglewood Park - 4061 Clemmons Rd ~ Clemmons, NC 27012
The Strong Sun Pow Wow is Open To The Public attendance with small donation. For more infomation please call us or info@nearriverdwellers.com For information on Park www.tanglewoodpark.org This is a Gathering of Native American people to share our Traditions and Customs with you.Master of Ceremonies - Ric Bird; Head Veteran - Elton Smith; Honor Veteran & flag Staff Carrier: Carlos Martin; Arena Director - Ken Cloudwalker; Lead Dancers - Mike & Jennie Cranford; William E, Vaughan-Lloyd, Jr. Vice Chief; Demonstraters: Weapons: Mr. Jim "Blackfeather" Jefferies; Flint Napping: Deer Man; Fire Building: Julius Perdue. We also have many other surprisers planned for you. All Traditional Drums Welcome. Special Programs and Dances for all ages. Friday and Grand Entry at 2Pm - Tanglewood Park will be charging $2 per vehicle fee. Admission by Small Donation: Adults $6.00 - Children 4- 18 $4.00 - Senior over 62 Free - Children 4 years old and under Free. Special Appearance: Mr. John Sarantos, a Native American Flute Player who has played Carnagie Hall and many other venues. John will be featured in Concert on Sunday Night. This event will be open to the public for a small donation. Mr. Sarantos, has also agreed to host several flute practice sessions on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. There will something for everyone. This is a Family Program, Please have all Pets on Lease, No Alcohol, Drugs or Firearms Permitted. So grab a friend a Veteran and a Lawn Chair and come have some Fun. Shoes will be required at all times. Host Hotel: Super 8 Motel, Clemmons, NC. 1-336-778-0931 contact for special pow wow rates $59 per night ~ Neetribe, Inc. - 3517 Union Hill Rd - East Bend, NC 27018 - 1-336-816-7747 or strongsunpowwow@nearriverdwellers.com http://nearriverdwellers.com/

The Drums of Painted Mountain Pow wow is the weekend after. This is the second time for this particular Mountain Pow wow, again I absolutely Love the area it is in.  The Locals are so very nice and hospitable.  The people for Southwest Virginia Community College were also very accommodating.  If you get a chance to come out to either of these wonderful events, Please stop in the shop and say Hello!

July 20 - 22, 2012 ~ Drums of Painted Mountain Powwow
       Presented by: Inter Tribal Council of Southwest Virginia
MC - Ke Cloudwalker; Lead Male Dancer: Jeff Kemp; Lead Female Dancer: Elaina Tapley; Host Drum: Red Fire Singers; Native American Arts and Crafts;Native American Dancing; Good Food, Storytelling, Demonstrations, Special Programs, Bring Your Lawn Chairs and the Entire Family; Everyone Welcome! Open to the public! All Traditional Drums, Singers, Dancers, Welcome!Drugs, Alcohol, and Weapons are Prohibited! Friday 16: 1PM - 8:30PM Grand entry: 5PM; Saturday 17: 10AM - 8:30PM Grand entry: 12 Noon; Sunday 18: 1PM - 5PM Grand entry: 2PM; Admission Donation: Adults: $5, Students: $4, Children 8yrs and up: $4, Children under 8yrs: Free, Veterans & Seniors 55yrs and over: $3, Veterans with Veterans Feather: Free; Inter Tribal Council of Southwest Virginia - 590 Eva’s Walk, Pounding Mill, Virginia 24637 - Phone: 276-596-9281; CONTACT Info - Gray Wolf Wilson Or Lorie Clifton 276-596-9281 Vendor contract and website: http://www.intertribalcouncil.com/ Email is intertribalcouncil@yahoo.com