Home

Meet Our DJs

Program Schedule

Community Calendar

Concerts

More Links

Staff

Advertising

Advertising
Payment

FAQ


333 W. Highland St.
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
706-632-WPPL
706-632-9775
1-888-632-WPPL
1-888-632-9775
Fax: 706-632-5922

e-mail us

 

 

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

 




On Going
Community Services
Community Links




 

 

 


 

 


 

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

three-xmas-stockings.jpg

Live portrait artist Julie Burton will be on
hand from 1pm-5pm.
Smokey Mountain Melodies will be performing traditional Christmas carols beginning at 1pm.
___________________

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

 

 

 

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
.


 

 


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

 

Back To Top

Fannin County Chamber of Commerce
Blairsville Union County Chamber of Commerce
Towns County Chamber of Commerce
Cherokee County NC Chamber of Commerce
Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce
Polk County-Copper Basin Chamber of Commerce
Clay County NC Chamber of Commerce
OcoeeInfo.com - The Greater Copper Basin
Dahlonega.org
Fannin County People & Places

 


 



Copyright © 2014, WPPL Mountain Country Radio

Equal Opportunity Employer



Home | Meet Our DJ's | Program Schedule | Community Calendar
Concerts | More Links | Staff | Advertising | Advertising Payment | FAQ