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SAVE THE DATE!
November 29th
Kick off the Holiday Season
with BRMAA
The Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association will be bustling this Thanksgiving weekend with the holiday spirit. There will be a variety of opportunities to find that creative and unique gift while you enjoy the festivities of our Annual Open House at the Art Center. Also, don't forget to enjoy the wonderful events of Light Up Blue Ridge in Downtown Blue Ridge.
The Art Center will be hosting our Annual Holiday Open House this Saturday, November 29th from 11am-5pm.
Light fare provided as you enjoy our Holiday Show and Sale exhibit.

 

1pm - The Smokie Mountain Melodies Chorus will be performing Christmas songs and carols in our Richard Low Evans main gallery.

 

1pm - 5pm - Portrait and Silhouette artist Julie Burton will be on hand at the Art Center ready to paint your perfect family portrait.

 

A portion of the proceeds from portrait sales goes to our 'Creative Gifts Program' that helps provide local children in need with creative gifts during the holidays.

 

DON'T FORGET...
November 29th is also Light Up Blue Ridge right here in Downtown Blue Ridge, GA.
Christmas parade at noon, live music and performances all day, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for photos, and the lighting of the Great Tree at 6pm!
The Art Center invites you to be a part of National
'Shop Small' Day on Saturday, November 29.

 

Support our local artists and small businesses by purchasing your unique holiday gifts here on 'Shop Small' Saturday!

 

Art Supply Station
FLASH SALE!
Looking for that creative gift for the holidays? The Art Supply Station at the Art Center will also host a FLASH SALE for the holidays!

Saturday, November 29
from 1pm - 5pm
20% off for members/
15% off for non-members
on ALL art supplies!
Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association
The Art Center
Open Tuesday - Sunday
10am - 6pm
420 West Main Street
Blue Ridge, GA 30513

 

 


 

2014 NOVEMBER

NEWSLETTER

 

Light up Blue Ridge

November 29

 

Gingerbread House Contest

Deadline Entry: November 12

http://lightupblueridge.info/ gingerbread-house-contest/

 

 

 

Board of Directors Nominations

 

The Nominating Committee is now accepting Board of Directors nominations and recommendations for four (4) Board seats being vacated in January 2015. Qualifications for Board of Directors nominees include willingness to participate and volunteer in Art Center events and fundraisers, attend monthly Board Meetings, and must not have been a staff member of the association or its affiliates for a period of three (3) years. If you or someone you know is an Arts Association member and has a sincere desire to participate in the growth and promotion of the arts in our area, please submit your nominations in writing no later than December 1, 2014 to: Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association; Attn: Nominating Committee; 420 West Main St; Blue Ridge, GA 30513. If hand delivering, please place in a sealed envelope marked "Attn: Nominating Committee."

 

Give the gift that keeps on giving!

Gift certificates available.

 

 

Help Provide Creative Gifts for our Community's Children
in Need

 

***Bring an artistic gift to the Art Center and help foster creativity in a child's life this Christmas. Please make these items kid-friendly, no toxic materials such as oil paints please.

 

Wrap your gift and mark whether it is for a boy or a girl and the appropiate age group. Please have items here by December 12.***

 

 

 
 
WHODUNIT? Mystery Art Fundraiser
November 22, 2014, 7-9pm
Tickets on Sale Now!
$50

If you love original art and are pretty swift on your feet, then this event is for you! A $50 ticket purchase guarantees you a one-of-a-kind artwork of your choice, created by one of our Art Center member artists.
Buy your tickets now since tickets are limited! It's a night of fun, all in the name of a great cause. Proceeds benefit the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association and our upcoming 2015 programming.
You can still come watch all the action even without a WhoDunIt? ticket and enjoy the opening of our Annual Holiday Show & Sale all on November 22nd starting at 6pm!

 

NOVEMBER 22, 2014 - JANUARY 6, 2015
Opening Reception: November 22, 6-8pm

 

SAAG 2014 National Juried Show
October 18 - November 15

Art Center Open House
November 29, 11am-5pm

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Live portrait artist Julie Burton will be on
hand from 1pm-5pm.
Smokey Mountain Melodies will be performing traditional Christmas carols beginning at 1pm.
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Shop Local. Support Local.
 
4th Quarter Artist-in-Residence
Suzy DesLauriers
October 18, 2014 - January 10, 2015

 

The Art Center is home to numerous classes throughout the year. Click on the link below for an updated list of classes through December, 2014.

Class List

 
GUILDS

SAAG logo

Southern Appalachian Artist Guild

Meets 2nd Thursday of the month at 5pm

 

BRMP
Blue Ridge Mountain Photographers

Meets 1st Thursday of the month at 6pm

Blue Ridge Poets and Writers

Meet 4th Wednesday of the month at 2pm

Blue Ridge Carvers

Will be back in April, 2015.

Fiber Arts Group

Open workshops every Thursday from 2-4pm

Monthly meetings are held every 2nd Tuesday from 5:30pm-7pm.

Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association
420 West Main Street
Blue Ridge, GA 30513

 

Upcoming 2014 - 2015 Art Center Classes

Give thanks for the many ways you celebrate the arts ...

December 2014

December 6 (Saturday)

10:30 am - 5:00 pm

Open Studio - Live Model Session

with Tina Bravo

$75 non-member *$67.50 BRMAA Member*

 

Tina Bravo, a professional model who sat for several of Camille Day's recent works, will be available to sit for portraiture painting for a total of six hours, including a costume change every two hours. Photographs and questions are encouraged, but this open studio is not intended to be instructional time. Bring your art supplies, standing easel (optional) and a bag lunch. Artwork by Camille Day.

December 9 (Tuesday)

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Exploring Textures in Watercolors

with Suzy DesLauriers

$15 non-member *Free to BRMAA Members*

 

Fourth quarter Artist in Residence, Suzy DesLauriers, will instruct on how to achieve various textured effects in a watercolor mountain landscape, using plastic wrap, mascoid, and layered transparent watercolors. Bring DaVinci transparent watercolors (not stocked by The Art Center) in cobalt blue, ultramarine blue, burnt sienna, burnt umber, quinacridone red or opera, and aureolin yellow; 11x15" or larger watercolor paper; scrap paper; brushes; and mascoid resist (optional).

 

December 12 (Friday)

6:30 - 8:30 pm

Merlot's Masterpiece

with Vicki Wagoner

$40 non-member *$36 BRMAA Member*

Includes canvas and paints

Get ready for an evening of fun as you paint a selected picture while enjoying your favorite wine. The Art Center has created the Merlot's Masterpiece experience for individuals or groups of friends with little painting experience who want to have fun and paint! We select a painting per class for participants to paint together and our instructor will facilitate you in completing a painting in the allotted time. On the day of the class, we ask that you arrive 15-20 minutes before the class starts so that you can be seated with paint brushes and drinks ready. We like to begin class promptly at 6:30pm.Class fee includes the following supplies: one canvas, pack of brushes, acrylic paint, and one glass of wine. You must be 21 years of age to consume alcohol and we ask that you please drink responsibly.

January 2015

January 9 (Friday)

6:30 - 8:30 pm

Merlot's Masterpiece

with Vicki Wagoner

$40 non-member *$36 BRMAA Member*

Includes canvas and paints

Get ready for an evening of fun as you paint a selected picture while enjoying your favorite wine. The Art Center has created the Merlot's Masterpiece experience for individuals or groups of friends with little painting experience who want to have fun and paint! We select a painting per class for participants to paint together and our instructor will facilitate you in completing a painting in the allotted time. On the day of the class, we ask that you arrive 15-20 minutes before the class starts so that you can be seated with paint brushes and drinks ready. We like to begin class promptly at 6:30pm.Class fee includes the following supplies: one canvas, pack of brushes, acrylic paint, and one glass of wine. You must be 21 years of age to consume alcohol and we ask that you please drink responsibly.

January 10, 17, 24, 31; February 7, 14, 21, 28; March 7 (Saturdays)

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Continuing Precision Alignment Yoga

with Sharon Coogle

$45 non-member *$40.50 BRMAA Member*

Experienced yoga students meet to maintain and deepen the practice of Precision Alignment style of yoga. Learn standing poses, twists, backbends, inversions, principles of safe practice, centering, and mindfulness. Must be approved for this level by the instructor prior to enrolling.

January 15 (Thursday)

1:00 am - 3:00 pm

Beading Basics

with Vicki Wagoner

$15 non-member + $15 supply fee

Jewelry artist, Vicki Wagoner, teaches the basics of stringing, jewelry design and application of basic tools to assist you to unleash your imagination and create your own one-of-a-kind bracelet or necklace. By the end of the class you will be wearing your new creation home! Supply fee includes either a necklace or a bracelet.

January 15, 22, 29; February 5, 12 (Thursdays)

4:00 - 5:00 pm

Bravo! American Sign Language - Level 1

with Marcie Harper

$30 non-member

Required: Bravo ASL! Student Workbook, ISBM 1-882872-97-5


The first of three 5-week courses. Participants will examine Deaf culture and grammar as well as vocabulary associated with family, foods, and household routines by describing a house, as well as foods they regularly consume. Learn culturally appropriate attention getting techniques, distinguishing between Yes/No and Wh-questions, and using facial expressions to provide inflection of verbs.

January 16 (Friday)

10:00 - 4:00 pm

Photography: Using Light and Shadow

for Composition

with Greg Newington

$125 non-member *$112.50 BRMAA member*


Learn the core knowledge you need to take the photographs you want! Learn camera functions, composition, how to avoid common mistakes, depth of field, exposure, use of natural lighting, and how to pose your subjects for photos. Each participant will capture a portrait using natural light and spot metering. They will capture a landscape image using composition and exposure methods. They will also capture various images optimizing lens selection, exposure and depth of field. Bring a point and shoot camera (a manual node function on a point and shoot is preferable, but not required) or digital SLR. Greg Newington's photographs and publications have appeared in 300+ publications worldwide. He spent many years as an award winning international news photographer and recently completed a book of photographs of all 159 courthouses in Georgia. Link to his website at www.NewingtonPhotography.com.

January 16 (Friday)

5:00 - 7:00 pm

AND January 17 (Saturday)

10:oo am - 4:00 pm

Photoshop: Painting with Light at Night

with Greg Newington

$127 non-member *$157.50 BRMAA member*

Learn the photographic technique known as painting with light. We will photograph a scene over a period of 2 hours as dusk transitions to darkness using our flash to create a scene of controlled light by "painting" with our off-camera flash. The following day, load images into Photoshop and learn techniques to create the finished "painted" image. On Friday night, bring your own point and shoot camera (a manual node function on a point and shoot is preferable, but not required) or digital SLR. On Saturday morning, bring a laptop computer installed with Photoshop software (otherwise, the instructor will demonstrate using his computer). In addition to his own gallery work, Greg Newington leads private and group Adventure Workshops at The Bascom Center in NC, and to the Australian Outback.

January 24 (Saturday)

12:00 - 2:00 pm

Sterling Silver Earrings with Forging

with Barbara Chatham

$30 non-member + $30 supply fee

Make a pair of beautiful earrings that you can wear home or use as a gift. Students will be taught how to create surface designs on sterling silver using a variety of shaped hammers. Patinas can be added to create depth, emphasis and patterns. The supply fees for this session include sterling silver wires and materials to create one pair of forged sterling silver designer earrings.

January 28; February 4, 11, 18, 25; March 4, 11, 18 (Wednesdays)

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Yoga for Gardeners...and Every Other Body

with Sharon Coogle

$72 non-member *$64.80 BRMAA Member*

A gentle style of yoga focusing on exercises to relieve common complaints of gardeners (and others) to enhance strength and flexibility, improve balance, squat and rise safely, relieve tight shoulders and aching backs, nurture knees, stand straight, and breathe mindfully. No prerequisite. All levels of gardeners and non-gardeners welcome. Mats and props are available for use in the classroom.

January 28; February 4, 11, 18, 25; March 4, 11, 18 (Wednesdays)

2:00 - 4:00 pm

Calligraphy

with Sharon Coogle

$120 non-member *$108 BRMAA Member*

Learn to use the classic tool of historic lettering, the broad-edged pen. Train your eye to see Italic letters accurately and teach your hand to write them. Experiment with materials to understand their value in design. Learn basic design principles to enhance your lettering art. Projects include an ABC book; an addressed envelope; and rendering of a short poem, passage or quote. Bring your own supplies or include supply fee at time of registration.

January 31 (Saturday)

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Heart, Hands and Healing Art

with Vicki Wagoner

$45 non-member *$40.50 BRMAA Member*

Includes canvas and paints


Experience epiphanies of creativity, healing and transformation in a gentle way by painting with hands on paper. NO artistic ability required! Beginning with soft music and guided relation, a safe environment is created to encourage participants to remember and even discover gifts of creativity, interpersonal connection and playfulness. After each participant is finished creating, the "Art Gallery" is open. Paintings are displayed and an intuitive reading is done of the messages that are revealed in the painting. Group participation is always welcomed and encouraged. Wearing old clothes is also encouraged to allow for full self-expression so each participant can be a kid again!

January 31 (Saturday)

2:00 - 4:00 pm

Clay and Chardonnay

with Sandi Jo Larsen

$30 non-member (tuition includes one ceramic piece of your choice)

Add $5 per each additional piece (max. 3 additional per session)

 

Select one or more pre-made pottery pieces to glaze and decorate during the class, then return the following week to pick up your fired piece. Choose from a mug, vase, or bowl - or make a complete set! Sandi Jo will instruct about the steps to making a finished pottery piece, and guide students in the glazing process. Class fee includes the following supplies: pre-made pottery piece(s), glazing, firing, use of tools, and one glass of wine. You must be 21 years of age to consume alcohol and we ask that you drink responsibly.

February 2015

February 7 (Saturday)

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Emotional Response in Painting

with Camille Day

$90 non-member *81 BRMAA Member*

 

Regardless of your preferred medium, gain a greater focus on getting and giving a more emotional response in your paintings, taking them a step further in appreciation. Beginners through advanced painters are encouraged to explore the elements that form a great painting: vision, heart, and the subconscious. Passion and vision are the keys - something about the scene needs to touch you, before it can reach others. Bring a bag lunch for a working break, involving some movement and brain gym exercises. Bring all supplies you require (oil, pastel, acrylic, or other 2D media).

February 12 (Thursday)

1:00 am - 3:00 pm

Beading Basics

with Vicki Wagoner

$15 non-member + $15 supply fee

Jewelry artist, Vicki Wagoner, teaches the basics of stringing, jewelry design and application of basic tools to assist you to unleash your imagination and create your own one-of-a-kind bracelet or necklace. By the end of the class you will be wearing your new creation home! Supply fee includes either a necklace or a bracelet.

February 13 (Friday)

6:30 - 8:30 pm

Merlot's Masterpiece

with Vicki Wagoner

$40 non-member *$36 BRMAA Member*

Includes canvas and paints

Get ready for an evening of fun as you paint a selected picture while enjoying your favorite wine. The Art Center has created the Merlot's Masterpiece experience for individuals or groups of friends with little painting experience who want to have fun and paint! We select a painting per class for participants to paint together and our instructor will facilitate you in completing a painting in the allotted time. On the day of the class, we ask that you arrive 15-20 minutes before the class starts so that you can be seated with paint brushes and drinks ready. We like to begin class promptly at 6:30pm.Class fee includes the following supplies: one canvas, pack of brushes, acrylic paint, and one glass of wine. You must be 21 years of age to consume alcohol and we ask that you please drink responsibly.

February 14 (Saturday)

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Heart, Hands and Healing Art

with Vicki Wagoner

$45 non-member *$40.50 BRMAA Member*

Includes canvas and paints


Experience epiphanies of creativity, healing and transformation in a gentle way by painting with hands on paper. NO artistic ability required! Beginning with soft music and guided relation, a safe environment is created to encourage participants to remember and even discover gifts of creativity, interpersonal connection and playfulness. After each participant is finished creating, the "Art Gallery" is open. Paintings are displayed and an intuitive reading is done of the messages that are revealed in the painting. Group participation is always welcomed and encouraged. Wearing old clothes is also encouraged to allow for full self-expression so each participant can be a kid again!

February 26; March 5, 12, 19, 26(Thursdays)

4:00 - 5:00 pm

Bravo! American Sign Language - Level 2

with Marcie Harper

$30 non-member

Required: Bravo ASL! Student Workbook, ISBM 1-882872-97-5

The second of three 5-week courses. Participants will have an opportunity to examine Deaf culture and grammar as well as vocabulary words associated with ABC and number stories, Deaf education, and money by creating a 5 sentence description of a typical school day. Learn about technology and models of education for Deaf and hard-of-hearing persons.

February 28 (Saturday)

12:00 - 2:00 pm

Sterling Silver Earrings with Forging

with Barbara Chatham

$30 non-member + $30 supply fee

Make a pair of beautiful earrings that you can wear home or use as a gift. Students will be taught how to create surface designs on sterling silver using a variety of shaped hammers. Patinas can be added to create depth, emphasis and patterns. The supply fees for this session include sterling silver wires and materials to create one pair of forged sterling silver earrings with faceted amethyst stones.

February 28 (Saturday)

2:00 - 4:00 pm

Clay and Chardonnay

with Sandi Jo Larsen

$30 non-member (tuition includes one ceramic piece of your choice)

Add $5 per each additional piece (max. 3 additional per session)

 

Select one or more pre-made pottery pieces to glaze and decorate during the class, then return the following week to pick up your fired piece. Choose from a mug, vase, or bowl - or make a complete set! Sandi Jo will instruct about the steps to making a finished pottery piece, and guide students in the glazing process. Class fee includes the following supplies: pre-made pottery piece(s), glazing, firing, use of tools, and one glass of wine. You must be 21 years of age to consume alcohol and we ask that you drink responsibly.

March 2015

March 6 (Friday)

6:30 - 8:30 pm

Merlot's Masterpiece

with Vicki Wagoner

$40 non-member *$36 BRMAA Member*

Includes canvas and paints

Get ready for an evening of fun as you paint a selected picture while enjoying your favorite wine. The Art Center has created the Merlot's Masterpiece experience for individuals or groups of friends with little painting experience who want to have fun and paint! We select a painting per class for participants to paint together and our instructor will facilitate you in completing a painting in the allotted time. On the day of the class, we ask that you arrive 15-20 minutes before the class starts so that you can be seated with paint brushes and drinks ready. We like to begin class promptly at 6:30pm.Class fee includes the following supplies: one canvas, pack of brushes, acrylic paint, and one glass of wine. You must be 21 years of age to consume alcohol and we ask that you please drink responsibly.

March 12 (Thursday)

1:00 am - 3:00 pm

Beading Basics

with Vicki Wagoner

$15 non-member + $15 supply fee

Jewelry artist, Vicki Wagoner, teaches the basics of stringing, jewelry design and application of basic tools to assist you to unleash your imagination and create your own one-of-a-kind bracelet or necklace. By the end of the class you will be wearing your new creation home! Supply fee includes either a necklace or a bracelet.

March 21 (Saturday)

12:00 - 2:00 pm

Sterling Silver Earrings with Forging

with Barbara Chatham

$30 non-member + $30 supply fee

Make a pair of beautiful earrings that you can wear home or use as a gift. Students will be taught how to create surface designs on sterling silver using a variety of shaped hammers. Patinas can be added to create depth, emphasis and patterns. The supply fees for this session include sterling silver wires and materials to create one pair of forged sterling silver earrings using a dapping block to create movement in sterling.

March 28 (Saturday)

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Heart, Hands and Healing Art

with Vicki Wagoner

$45 non-member *$40.50 BRMAA Member*

Includes canvas and paints


Experience epiphanies of creativity, healing and transformation in a gentle way by painting with hands on paper. NO artistic ability required! Beginning with soft music and guided relation, a safe environment is created to encourage participants to remember and even discover gifts of creativity, interpersonal connection and playfulness. After each participant is finished creating, the "Art Gallery" is open. Paintings are displayed and an intuitive reading is done of the messages that are revealed in the painting. Group participation is always welcomed and encouraged. Wearing old clothes is also encouraged to allow for full self-expression so each participant can be a kid again!

March 28 (Saturday)

2:00 - 4:00 pm

Clay and Chardonnay

with Sandi Jo Larsen

$30 non-member (tuition includes one ceramic piece of your choice)

Add $5 per each additional piece (max. 3 additional per session)

 

Select one or more pre-made pottery pieces to glaze and decorate during the class, then return the following week to pick up your fired piece. Choose from a mug, vase, or bowl - or make a complete set! Sandi Jo will instruct about the steps to making a finished pottery piece, and guide students in the glazing process. Class fee includes the following supplies: pre-made pottery piece(s), glazing, firing, use of tools, and one glass of wine. You must be 21 years of age to consume alcohol and we ask that you drink responsibly.

Ongoing Classes

Tuesdays & Wednesdays by appointment

Music Classes for Adults & Children

with Matt Scoggins

$35 per hour or $20 per half hour non-member

$31.50 per hour or $20 per half hour *BRMAA Member


Music classes for very beginners or experienced musicians in piano, acoustic or electric guitar, mandolin and ukulele. Any style of music can be covered. Matt Scoggins has over 5 years' experience teaching in school and private settings. His passion for music and patience in teaching others will foster the creative abilities inherent in his students. Learn music theory, sight reading, chords, tablature and some improv.

Art Lessons

with Gary Baughman (pastels), Keith Burgess (drawing, oils

or acrylics), Ellie Cowan (acrylics), or Max Muller (watercolors).

Prices vary by instructor.

Call the Art Center for further information.

Children's Dance Lessons
(Beginning-Intermediate,)
Class Fee: $40 per month (discounts for siblings or multiple classes)
$36 per month *BRMAA Member*
Ballet, tap, jazz, and combination classes for ages 3 and up.

 

If you are interested in teaching a course at The Art Center or have questions regarding classes, please email Lisa Tyler at BlueRidgeArts.programming@ gmail.com.

Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association

420 West Main Street

Blue Ridge, GA 30513

(706) 632-2144

www.BlueRidgeArts.net

 

 

 

 

North Georgia Christian Fellowship is hosting a Christmas Bazaar on December 6th from 9 am to 4 pm. We will be featuring local arts and crafts vendors, yummy BBQ, and Toys for Tots. We are still taking vendor applications. If you are interested in an application please contact Chris or Mechelle Champion @ championfamilymineralbluff@ gmail.com or call the church at 706 946- 6945.

 

 

 

The Brasstown Handbell Ringers invite you to come to their last 2014 holiday concert on Sunday, Dec. 14th at Sharp Memorial Methodist , 1114 Main Street, Young Harris, GA, at 4:00 PM. The concert is free. Donations are gratefully accepted.

 

 






 

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.

 

 

Tuesdays

Blue Mountain Jam

at Kiwanis Fairgrounds 

Jones St & Austin St
Experience real mountain Blue Grass Music. Musicians are local players. Free admission all donations go to the efforts of the Kiwanis Club. Call before you come just to make sure. 706-258-2736 Sponsored by Blue Mountain Music & Treasures. 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.

 

 

 

Thursdays, 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.
Visit their
website for more info.

 

 

Thursdays
May-September
5:30 p.m.
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.
423-496-4653
http://www.pickinthepark.com/

 

Fridays
Pickin & Playing at Clay's Corner, Brasstown, NC every Friday Night. Call 828-837-3797 for more info.
www.clayscorner.com

Fridays
7:30 p.m.
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
www.folkschool.org for schedule.

 

Fridays
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
www.yhc.edu/academics/mathsci/astronomy/planet.html

 

Fridays
May-October
Friday Concert Series
Union County Courthouse, Blairsville (706) 745-5493

 

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 828-835-7322.

 

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.

 

Murphy Mornings
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.

 

Saturdays
Beginners Line Dance class 
Bill's Skating Rink
Blairsville, GA
Saturdays
6:30-7:30 pm
Cost $5.00
Come and have fun learning new dances.

For more info contact Evelyn

706-835-6250 or 706-994-3323

 

Saturdays
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
www.otmga.org for information


Saturdays
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.

 

Saturdays
April-October
Appalachian Jam on the Square Dahlonega, Ga. 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 800-231-5543
Visit Website

 

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
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Community Services

 

Logan's Run Rescue

http://logansrunrescue.com/

 

Adopt-An-Author

  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. 

 www.adoptanauthor.com

 

Saturdays
The Gateway Animal Rescue Center is looking for volunteers. Extra hands are needed at pet adoption events, answering phones, writing articles and picking up donations of food, equipment, etc. Gateway is always looking for donations of GOOD pet foods. Check out their "Pet of the Week" at the Saturday's adoption in the Blue Ridge City Park. Call Robyn in Ellijay at 706/698-1355 or Karen in Blue Ridge at 423/496-3892, e-mail
redrobyne@ellijay.com

 

Bosom Buddies of Georgia
Offers monthly support groups for cancer survivors. Another program offered is the Low-cost Mammogram Program, which offers qualified applicants a mammogram at discounted rates. For more info visit the
Bosom Buddies of Georgia website www.gacancerfoundation.org/bb

 

>^,,^< WHISKERS PROJECT >^,,^<

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 list.

WHISKERS PROJECT
PO BOX 575
Blairsville, GA 30514
Phone: 706-745-0936


Email:
linsleyv@sbcglobal.net

 

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 spiritual hope.
To find a group near you, please visit us online at
www.MOPS.org .  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
mopsofblairsville@gmail.com

 

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