333 W. Highland St.
Ridge, GA 30513
Reception will be October 25, 5-7pm.
on Sale Now!
Show & Sale
November 29, 11am-5pm
BRMP National Juried Photography Show
Opening Reception, TOMORROW Night!
Join us for our annual BRMP National
Juried Photography Show featuring
numerous, breathtaking images from
photographers from several states. Exhibit
is from September 6-October 12. Opening
reception is tomorrow night from
5-7pm. Join us!
Fall Arts in the Park
October 11 & 12
us for our annual Fall Arts in the Park
coming up in October. Browse from over 100
art and food vendors as you enjoy the
lovely colors of Fall. Hope to see you
there! If you are interested in
volunteering, please contact Lisa Tyler at
American Craft Week
Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association will
be participating in American Craft Week
this year starting with our Grand Opening
for the new kiln room at the Art Center on
October 3 at 11am. Come take part in our
ribbon cutting and proclamation signing.
We will then end American Craft Week with
our Fall Arts in the Park on October 11
& 12 at the Downtown City Park in Blue
Ridge. Come celebrate with us!
WhoDunIt? Artists Needed
are needing the generous suppport of our
member artists to make this year's event a
success by donating an orginal piece of
artwork for this event. To enhance the
mystery aspect of the event, artists are
encouraged to create artwork outside of
your normal style, any medium or style,
with a minimum retail value of $50. Submission
deadline is October 10, 2014.
Appalachian Artist Guild
2nd Thursday of the month at 5pm
meeting: October 23**
Ridge Mountain Photographers
1st Thursday of the month at 6pm
Ridge Poets and Writers
4th Wednesday of the month at 2pm
workshops every Thursday from 2-4pm
2nd Tuesday of the month at 5:30pm
from Fiber Art Group President*
September 9th, we will have a fringed wrap
on triangle looms lead by Gail Scherer. We
will have some yarn and material available
but you can bring your own if you have
something special. The looms will be
provided but you may purchase one for $20 to
take home. Please call Betty Schaefer at 770-265-6396
to reserve a loom.
we have been making sock hats that will be
donated to the Craddock Center at the end of
September to be distributed to children in
volunteer at the 2014 Fall Arts in the Park Festival
in beautiful downtown Blue Ridge. Duties include
helping with our information and hospitality
locations, assisting artists at their booths, and
who work a minimum 2-hour shift will receive a
complimentary admission for both days of the
respond either via e-mail to Lisa Tyler at blueridgearts.programming@
by phone (706-632-2144
Ext. #5) for more information, shift times and
thank you in advance for being a part of the BRMAA
Registration is required for all programs unless otherwise noted.
To register for programs, call the park at 706-878-3087
For more information about programs or volunteer opportunities,
ask for Johnna Tuttle,Interpretive Ranger. There is a $5 per
vehicle charge for parking for all programs. Annual passes are
October 2nd- Sunday, October 5th
Farm Guided Fall Tours
9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM
Hardman Farm is open for business! The featured tour includes a
walk down the Unicoi Turnpike and tour of the house. The Dairy
Barn will also be open for viewing. Tours will be available each
weekend, Thursday - Sunday. Call for a tour time. 706-878-3087.
Entrance fee is $8 per adult, $7 for seniors 62 and over, $5 for
children 6-17, and $3 for children under 6.
Come join us for our monthly meeting of the “Friends of
Smithgall Woods.” Friends is Smithgall’s advocacy group,
helping the park through volunteer efforts, fund-raising, and
advocacy. Call for directions to the Education Cabin where the
meeting is held and to let us know you are coming.
October 4, 2014
Visit Tour 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Learn about Smithgall Woods exploring the park in its fall
glory. A brief program at the Visitor Center will be followed by a
tour of the park that features the covered bridge, Dukes Creek,
and our renowned cottages. There is no cost for this tour, but
donations are always appreciated. $5.00 parking fee per vehicle.
Parking passes are available in the Visitor Center. You may also
purchase an annual pass!!! Call 706-878-3087
October 11th, 2014.
Celebration! 12:00 - 4:00 PM
Celebrate the beauty of the season with hayrides through the
park, homemade chili, craft vendors, and homestead skill
demonstrators. Listen to mountain music while you crank apples
through a 100 year-old cider press. See wood working, broom
making, candle dipping, butter churning, moonshining, and much
October 25th, 2014
Land Navigation at Buck Shoals 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Learn basic land navigation to include an explanation of the
compass and how it works, true north vs. magnetic north, terrain
features and contour lines, application of the compass to the map
and map to the compass, and pacing will all be covered. Basic
principles will be covered in-doors and followed by field
exercises outside. Liquid filled compasses will be supplied, or
you may use your personal compass. $25 or $20 if registered by
October 1. Advanced Land Navigation will take place on November 8.
October 25th, 2014
Tour of Hardman House 9:00 - 1:00 PM
See the Hardman House under cover of dark. After 145 years in
the valley, the house has man secrets to be revealed. Come if you
dare! $10 adults, $5 children.
Registration is required.
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 in 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.
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