333 W. Highland St.
Ridge, GA 30513
|A class "Starting Plants from Seeds" will be offered at the
County Library at 5 pm on Thursday, March 23. Charlotte Dickinson from
the North Georgia Master Gardeners and Sue Campbell from Feed Fannin
will teach the class. It will feature starting seeds indoors as well as
starting seeds in the ground outdoors. The class will be informal with
lots of time for questions or comments from the audience. This marks the
beginning of the 2017 planting season. Seeds that were donated at the
end of the growing season last year have been packaged by Feed Fannin
and Master Gardener members and are now ready for "check out" at
public library! There are many different varieties of vegetable seeds
available, as well as some herbs and flowers, for free!
Clare Barton, Librarian
Fannin County Public Library
phone 706-632-5263 fax 706-632-7719
400 W. Main St. Suite 104
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
Run for Save
Run for Save
2017, 9AM -
get a free
one door prize
- Meet and
up at 10AM.
rider - $15
will help to
as well as
Save the Horses (Horse Rescue Relief
and Retirement Fund, Inc.) is a
organization, founded in 1998 and
based in Cumming, Georgia. Its
mission is to rescue, rehabilitate
and re-home horses that are
unwanted, neglected, abused,
abandoned or at risk of going to
Save the Horses (Horse Rescue Relief
And Retirement Fund, Inc.)
The Horse Rescue, Relief &
Retirement Fund is a 501(c)(3) and
all donations are tax deductible to
the extent allowed by law. TAX ID:
Save the Horses
Newt Green: 1768 Newt Green Road,
Cumming, GA 30028
Antioch: 1840 Antioch Road, Cumming,
Mailing address: P.O. Box 1123, Ball
Ground, GA 30107
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM at the Visitor's
COST: $5 per person PLUS $5 parking pass per
vehicle or a Friends Annual Pass
Have you ever questioned what to do if you
encountered a bear? Let us teach you. Hear a
presentation by Tom Hennigan, Associate Professor
of Biology at Truett-McConnell, about bear
behavior, habitat and more. All ages welcome. The
presentation will be held in the Discovery Room in
the visitor center. $5 plus $5 parking.
Smithgall Woods State
Parks/Dukes Creek Conservation Area is open to the public
year round and you can get more information at The Georgia
State Parks website @ http://gastateparks.org/SmithgallWoods
or visit us at our Friends page located @ http://www.friendsofsmithgallwoods.org/
Youth Art Month
1st Qtr. Artist in Residence
Jan. 14 - Mar.
annual Writers' Conference begins with a
Workshop Intensive held on Friday, April 7
from 10:30am-2:30pm. A Writers' Meet and
Greet will take place that evening at 5pm.
Writers' Conference sessions take place on
Saturday, April 8 from 9am-5pm.
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
ARTS IN THE PARK
27 & 28, 2017
City Park, Blue Ridge, GA
7 - July 1, 2017
Art of Larry Moore
3rd Law of Motion"
7 - May 7, 2017
Trout Art Trail
April - June
We are looking for sponsors for the first
ever North Georgia Trout Art Trail.
There are various sponsorship levels
Your sponsorship participation in the
Trout Art Trail Project will include...
- Increase in brand visibility and
business interest during one of the peak
seasons for visitors (guaranteed over
- Enrich the lives of Blue Ridge and the
North Georgia tristate region through the
arts and conservation
- Promote arts and culture through a
vibrant and visible streetscape that links
arts and business
- Provide a showcase of regional artistic
- Highlight environmental education and
- Garner media attention in the regional
- Give back to the community
can provide much needed exciting and
interactive public art around this unique
Art Town/Trout Capital of Georgia through
the Trout Art Trail.
SAAG Spring Member Show
Entry Deadline: Before April 22, 2017
Festivals as Your Market Focus
by Tom & Brenda Chambers
If you have ever considered selling your art
at a festival, or have already tried a few and
would like some guidance, this is the class
for you! Tom & Brenda are experienced
exhibitors who will take you through all
aspects of selling at a festival, from the
initial research, application (both paper
& online through Zapplication), things
needed for a clean & professional looking
set up, working your booth for maximum
customer service & sales, take down &
load out at the end of the weekend and follow
up with your customers. Whether you are
considering doing juried art shows or have
been doing them for years, this class will
help and improve your sells and make the shows
Thanks again for your continued support!
Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association
420 West Main Street
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
Murphy Public Library
Story time for preschoolers and caregivers every Monday at 10 a.m. Enjoy books,
music, rhymes, and fun. It's free! For more information, call Children's
Librarian Maureen McGee at 828-837-2025.
Fridays & Saturdays
Morganton Music Park
Thursdays nights at
8pm - Karaoke! $5.00 & snack bar will be open, too!
Open year round, every Friday & Saturday night, closed only on Christmas Day. The kitchen begins serving at 7:00 PM and the band plays from 8:00 to 12:00.
The Morganton Music Park is a place where both adults and children can go to dance and have a great time listening to live country music bands. It is a nonalcoholic entertainment center.
for more info.
Horseshoe Bend Park, McCaysville, GA
Pickin' in the Park
A series of weekly jam sessions that nurture local old-time and bluegrass musical traditions. It is held alongside the Beautiful Toccoa River at Horseshoe Bend Park. This weekly event is for pickers, not scheduled performances. Jam sessions abound in various sizes and styles throughout the park.
Admission is free. And the park is Handicapped accessible. Come out, bring the whole family to enjoy the experience.
Scattered picnic tables available, nice grassy
lawn but you are also welcome to bring a blanket or chair.
Pickin & Playing at Clay's Corner, Brasstown, NC every Friday Night. Call 828-837-3797 for more info.
John C. Campbell Folk School
Offers free concerts with various artists with folksongs, hammered dulcimers, fiddles, banjos, guitars, bluegrass, gospel and many more types of music. For information, call 1-800-FOLK-SCH or check
Are you seeing stars?
You can every Friday night at the Young Harris College Planetarium. Shows begin promptly at
8:00 pm. Seating on a first-come first-served basis and groups of 10 or more may reserve seats by calling the office at 706/379-3111 ext. 5130. Telescopes will be set up after the show. Visit their website
Friday Concert Series
Union County Courthouse, Blairsville
Music in the
Shops of Murphy
The 1st Friday of each month, March thru October, a live band performs from 7-10
p.m. The 3rd Friday of each month is Dance Night at the Daily Grind. Other
events include wine tasting. For more information contact the Daily Grind at
Children's Story Hour
Every Saturday at the Curiosity Shop Bookstore beginning at 11:15 am. Contact Linda at Curiosity Shop Bookstore for more information 828-835-7433.
Every Saturday from 10 am- 2pm, April-October in the pocket parks on the corners
of Peachtree and Tennessee streets, downtown Murphy, featuring Cedar Valley
Farmer's Market; quilters and crafters welcome. For more information, call
Jeremiah Smith, 828-837-5143.
Beginners Line Dance class
Bill's Skating Rink
Come and have fun learning new dances.
For more info contact Evelyn
706-835-6250 or 706-994-3323
May to September
Free Outdoor Concerts every Saturday night from 6 P.M. til 8 P.M. on the Square in Hiawassee. Enjoy music, food and fun for the entire family. Bring a blanket - Bring a lawn chair. Come enjoy an evening under the sky in the heart of this enchanted valley. - visit
8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
John C. Campbell Folk School
Every other Saturday, Contra & Square Dancing
For information, call 1-800-FOLK-SCH.
Appalachian Jam on the Square
April through October Saturdays 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Live music on Downtown Dahlonega's historic square.
Dahlonega - Lumpkin County Chamber of Commerce
Bear Ridge Mall
Bear Ridge Mall offers free music and events every weekend. Check local papers
and radio for each weekend's events. Also located on site is Christopher's Steak
House coming this summer) and Jackson River Trading Co. home furnishings. Mall
is open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 8am to 6pm. Located off Hwy 19/74 in
Andrews, NC, 2.2 miles east of Andrews-Murphy Airport. Turn left on Beaver Creek
Rd. Call 828-321-2386 for more information.
Logan's Run Rescue
is a program of great interest to parents and teachers everywhere.
It is a non-profit, nationwide service whose mission is to make reading
fun again for thousands of reluctant teenagers by using best-selling thrillers,
heroic non-fiction, and motivational books.
Middle and high school teachers receive numerous free
curriculum materials and enjoy classroom interaction with best-selling authors
either via phone or personal appearances.
In just eight years, this successful program has received numerous
credible endorsements and has registered over 8,000 teachers, representing over
100,000 students, proving that it has
returned creativity to the classroom.
The Whiskers Project is a Non-Profit,
Trap, Neuter-Return (TNR) program that spays & neuters feral and stray cats
in Union and surrounding counties in North Georgia. We are part of the Feral
Friends Network with Alleycats in Washington DC. If you can volunteer to help
trap and transport once a month, please contact us.
We are always looking for farms, barns
and stables to relocate sterile and rabies vaccinated cats that need homes.
Please contact us if you can provide feeding and location assistance. Sometimes
we rescue strays and kittens that have been domesticated that need homes. Those
cats/kittens are posted on our adoptable
PO BOX 575
Blairsville, GA 30514
FLEX Arts Center at 21
High Point Dr. in Blue Ridge is offering free dance awareness seminars to area
Girl Scout troops. The 1 ½ hour session includes a dance class with a certified
instructor (also a former Girl scout leader), arts lecture and fun exercises to
meet all the elements required for earning the Jr. dance badge or Brownie Try-it
patch. The school also offers a similar program for earning theater
badges. Daisy troops may schedule a dance or theater awareness session for
fun as well. Participants are each given a certification of achievement, and
troops are invited to spend additional time at the facility to complete their
normal meeting business or to plan a ceremony. FLEX Arts Center is
also a certified yoga facility, and Jr. troops or cadet levels may schedule a
free “introduction to yoga” seminar for health and fitness awareness
projects as well. For more information, or to schedule a seminar
call Ginny Hendry at the school at 706-258-9642.
MOPS International, a non-profit mothering
organization, creates communities and resources to help make "better moms
who make a better world." A MOPS group is a place where moms can come-just
as they are-to build friendships, receive mothering support, practical help and
To find a group near you, please visit us online at
. Join now - because better moms make a better world!
Mothers of Preschoolers meets on the Third Thursday of each month in the new
fellowship hall at First Baptist Church of Blairsville from 6-8pm. Call
the church office at 706-745-2469 for more information or email us at