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Fannin County Public Library Upcoming Events

· Starting AUGUST 1, the library will have NEW HOURS: Monday through Friday, 9AM to 6PM, Saturday 9AM-1PM.

 

 

 

 

The Fannin County Recreation Department is presently accepting registrations for all boys and girls ages 4 thru 18 wanting to play Fall soccer. Register at the Recreation Center Monday thru Friday from 8am to 5pm. Registration fee is $50. Deadline for registration Friday, August 9th.

 

Anyone interested in coaching soccer needs to contact the Recreation Department.

 

For more information please call the Recreation Center at 632-7696.

Rec. Center 706-946-1130 or 706-632-7696

Fax 706-946-1131

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/fannincountyreceation

 

 

 

AugustEvents

2015


Park Hours : 7:00 AM - Dark.
Visitor center Hours 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Daily
We are located off of Hwy 75 ALT.
706-878-3087
There is a $5 parking fee for all programs at Smithgall Woods.

Thursdays - Sundays

Summer Guided Tours 10 AM, 12:30 PM and 3 PM

**Beat the Heat tours at 9 AM continued for August!

This 1 1/2 hour walking tour includes the Unicoi Turnpike, the “Big House,” kitchen, dairy barn, spring house and other structures as time allows. Learn about life and innovations in the late 1800s and early 1900s and hear stories of the families who lived on the farm. Call to register.

$12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $7 for youth, and $3 for children under 6.

 

Friday, August 7th, 2015
3:00 -4:30 PM at the Education Cabin
Friend's Friday

 

Join Smithgall’s advocacy group, Friends of Smithgall Woods, for an informal monthly meeting. Learn about volunteer projects and initiatives. Meet volunteers and Friends who volunteer and care for the park. The meeting takes place at the park’s Education Cabin. Call for directions. 706-878-3087 or www.gastateparks.org/smithgallwoods

Saturday, August 8th, 2015
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM in the Visitor Center
Second Saturday Hike

COST: $5 park pass per vehicle or a Friend's Annual Pass

 

Join Volunteers, Craig and Sherri Woody and hike the Cathy Ellis trail. They will explore the flora, fauna, history and geography of this special area. The waterfall is the highlight of this hike! This is a moderate to strenous, short hike of .5 miles to the base of the fall and .5 to return to our shuttle. Reservation suggested. No cost for the hike!!!! 706-878-3087 or www.gastateparks.org/smithgallwoods

Saturday, August 15th, 2015
8:00 - 12:00 Noon at Buck Shoals
Youth Fishing Day!!!
COST: $5 park pass per vehicle or a Friend's Annual Pass

 

Children and their special "big person" can fish in a lake stocked with catfish, bass and bream. Fish caught can be kept. Bring your own bait and rods. No bait fish or corn allowed.This event is not at Smithgall Woods, but at Buck Shoals, a nearby unopened state park. Call for directions. This event occurs every third Saturday through Sep. 706-878-3087 or www.gastateparks.org/smithgallwoods

 

Saturday, August 15

Architecture in the Valley 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

 

Take a video tour of house design and construction as it developed in the Sautee and Nacoochee valleys between the 1820's and the 1920's, including the Hardman House. Presented by Lloyd Summer who has restored several buildings listed on the National Register. Please register in advance.

$5 for program plus $7 includes a tour.

 

Saturday, August 15

Emory Jones Book Signing 9:30 AM-3:00 PM

Emory Jones, author of "Distant Voices: The Story of the Nacoochee Valley Indian Mound," will read excerpts from his new book "The Valley Where They Danced." This new historical novel features scenes from Hardman Farm. Hear excerpts prior to the tour and then bring back questions for Mr. Jones afterward. The book is available for purchase and is not included in the tour fee.

 

Saturday, August 22

Anne Amerson Book Signing 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

"Dahlonega Gold" by Anne Dismukes Amerson is a historical novel which brings to life America's first major gold rush, the Trail of Tears, the Civil War, and other turbulent events. A young bride when gold is discovered in 1829, Keziah Hamilton Cochran journeys with her husband to north Georgia as he seeks their fortune. There is no cost for the book signing. The cost of the book is not included in the tour fee.

Mrs. Amerson will also be at Smithgall Woods at 9:00 AM giving a presentation on the history of gold mining in Georgia at Smithgall Woods State Park. Please call Smithgall at 706-878-3087 to learn more and to register for the "Gold Fever" event.

 

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015
9:00 -12:00 Noon in the Visitor Center
Gold Fever
COST: $5.00 per person, & $5 park pass per vehicle or a Friend's Annual Pass

 

Anne Dismukes Amerson, author of "Dahlonega's Gold", will be giving a presentation on the history of gold mining in this area. The presentation will be followed by a tutorial in gold panning and a hike to the Martin's Mine, which is an abandoned gold mine, here, at Smithgall Woods State Park. Reservations suggested. 706-878-3087 or www.gastateparks.org/smithgallwoods

 

Friday, August 28

Friends of Hardman Farm Open House
4:00 - 6:00 PM

"Friends of Hardman Farm" is an active group of volunteers helping with the development of this important historic site. Volunteers play many roles from giving tours to house cleaning and decorating to research to fund raising and more! During the open house there will be tours of the old general store built by Governor Lamartine Hardman; Volunteer Coordinator, Mike Kaiser, will present opportunities that are available; and refreshments will be served.

Site staff and members of Friends of Hardman Farm will be available at the event. Among this dynamic group there are historians, owners of historic homes, an author, an archaeologist, and people who care deeply about our local history.

Executive Board

  • Lloyd L. Summer, III - Chair
  • Emory Jones and Mark Johnson, Co Vice Chairs
  • Robert Sway, Treasurer
  • Betsy Shirk, Secretary
Learn more and enjoy good company at the open house. Please e-mail Johnna.Tuttle@dnr.ga.gov to reserve your spot!

 

Saturday, August 29th, 2015
9:00 am - 12:00 pm at the Visitor Center
Fungus Frolic
COST: $15.00 pre-pay. $20.00 day of the program, plus a $5 park pass per vehicle or a Friend's Annual Pass

 

Why does everyone want to hang out with the mushroom? Because he is a fun-gi to be around! Want to learn more about mushrooms and other fungi? Join us for a fungus presentation and hike with Associate Professor of Mycology at Clemson University, Julia Kerrigan. Starting at 9am, we will meet in the Visitor's Center, & then head out for a hike.This interesting program is open to all ages. Reservations required. 706-878-3087 www.gastateparks.org/smithgallwoods

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/

 

 

Upcoming 2015 Art Center Classes

Beat the Summer heat and come on in to The Art Center. Choose from classes in clay, painting, yoga,

music, jewelry-making and more. There's something for everyone at The Art Center.

August 2015

August 6, 13, 20, & 27 (Thursdays) OR

August 8, 15, 22, & 29 (Saturdays)

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Precision Alignment YogaTM

with Betty Larsen

$40 non-member, $36 *BRMAA Members*

$12 Walk-ins for previous students

Review yoga exercises, deep relaxations, and breathing techniques. We will use mats, belts, blocks, blankets and chairs (supplied by the instructor). This class is geared towards continuing students with basic yoga experience, but more experienced students and teachers are welcome.

 

 

August 8 (Saturday)

10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Getting the Big Picture

with John Stanford

$25 non-member, FREE to *BRMAA Members*

This workshop will focus on the important basic thought processes when developing a painting. Big shapes, clear values, and a clear concept of what you want to express will be stressed during the course. The instructor will demonstrate his process, and then assist the class attendees as they create their own conceptual pieces. The goal of the course is to allow students to develop a repeatable process that will ensure a successful painting every time thei brush touches canvas!

August 8 (Saturday)

2:00 - 4:00 pm

Clay and Chardonnay: Mugs and Bowls

with Sandi Jo Larsen

$30

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.

August 14 (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, relaxation, and creativity as you paint from a selection of pictures while enjoying your favorite wine and meeting new friends. Merlot's Masterpiece is the perfect experience for individuals or groups of friends with little or no painting experience. Vicki will assist you to discover untapped resources of creativity, unleashing your self-expression and creating a masterpiece to take home. Class fee includes: one canvas, pack of brushes, acrylic paints, and one glass of wine. Additional glasses of wine are $3.00. You must be 21 years of age to consume alcohol and we ask that you please drink responsibly. You can reserve a spot by calling or stopping in at the Art Center. Let the paint party begin!

August 15 & 16 (Saturday & Sunday)

10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Black Eagle Leather Class

with Tom Slavicek

$80 non-member + $60 supply fee, $72 *BRMAA Member* + $60

Make something beautiful and have fun! Join the Black Eagle Leather class and make TWO leather bags you'll be proud to wear and/or give as gifts. You'll learn the basics of cutting, pounding and stitching leather and how to inscribe a design using a wood burning tool (called pyrography). All materials, tools and designs are provided - no experience necessary! On Day One you'll make a standard bag that can be worn on a belt AND as a shoulder bag. On Day Two you can design a bag with the shape, style and design of your choosing. Your bags will be your own creations and make perfect gifts...that is, if you want to part with them! Bring a bag lunch.

August 22 (Saturday)

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Heart, Hands & Healing Art: New Beginnings

with Vicki Wagoner

$45 non-member, $40.50 *BRMAA Member*

After having a profound experience while participating at an art workshop, hypnotherapist and artist, Vicki Wagoner, was inspired to create Heart, Hands and Healing Art. Her program encourages creative and personal expression through a process of painting with your hands - no brushes, rules, or artistic abilities required! The painting creates itself! Each participant starts with the same blank canvas, and when the session is over, Vicki assists you to discover the epiphanies of new perspectives, possibilities, and insight that have been subconsciously created during the painting process. It will transform your life!

Visit www.VickiWagoner.com to view her art program, Heart, Hands and Healing Art, filmed at the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association by The Art of Living.

 

August 29 (Saturday)

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sea Glass Sterling Silver Earrings

with Barbara Chatham

$30 + $25 supply fee

 

Spice up your wardrobe with a pair of sea glass earrings! Glass shards that have been smoothed in the ocean turn into beautiful bright blue stones, and Barbara Chatham will show you how to mount these stones in a beautiful set of earrings. Techniques covered will be: shaping a sterling silver round wire, forging sterling silver with a selection of jeweler's hammers, wire wrapping using two thicknesses of wire, connecting the stone to the main component of the earring, and making French ear wires. All supplies will be included in the supply fee!

 

September 2015

September 3, 10, 17, 24 and October 1 (Thursdays)

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Introduction to Sign Language

with Marcie Harper

$30

During 5 one-hour sessions, participants will learn 100 basic signs, compose brief sign language sentences, and memorize signs for one story or dialogue. In addition, participants will be introduced to some unique characteristics of American Sign Language and Deaf Culture that will help students participate in the community.

 

September 10, 17, 24 and October 1, 8 (Thursdays)

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Introduction to Zentangle: Beautiful Art is Possible One Pen Stroke at a Time

with Melanie Rothchild

$35 non-member + $15 supply fee

$31.50 *BRMAA member* + $15 supply fee

This series of classes will give you a basic understanding of the Zentangle MethodTM, which is the artful use of structured patterns and shapes to create intricate and fantastic pictures with ink on Zentangle squares. Students will learn how to create a basic original Zentangle tile in the first session, and then will expand upon the basic concepts with the addition of new patterns and concepts in the following 5 sessions. Techniques learned include patterning with lines and shapes, using strings to make templates, completing deliberate and intentional pen strokes, and the addition of sepia and color to the repeated patterning. All supplies will be included in the class fee.

September 10 (Thursday)

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Simplifying the Plein Air Experience

with Marsha Hamby Savage

$100 non-member, $90 *BRMAA Member*

Students will learn to quickly look for an outdoor scene that intrigues them to spend more time actually painting than looking for an inspirational scene. A common mistake is looking for the postcard view and trying to paint it all! Marsha will demonstrate this skill in the morning, allowing students plenty of time to paint, about 1½ to 2 hours a piece, in order to catch the light before it changes. Bring your own painting supplies, plus a field sketchbook. (Canon 7x10', 90lb cream field sketchbooks are available in the Arts Center), baby wipes, a trash bag, bug spray, a hat/visor, and water. Please arrive at 8am and we will be in the field by 8:30.

 

September 19 (Saturday)

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Yoga Chair Workshop: Make, Take, and Learn How to Use It

with Sharon Coogle and Betty Larsen

$20 + $20 Supply Fee

Join certified yoga instructors Betty Larsen and Sharon Coogle as they lead a workshop showing students how to create your own yoga chair! With injuries or reduced capability, certain positions are too difficult to achieve without assistance. The yoga chair allows you to exploit new angles or positions to help you overcome your personal hurdles in yoga class. Sharon and Betty will demonstrate some of these useful tricks in a one hour lesson, and then help personalize a less strenuous way to complete maneuvers that challenge you with your new take-home chair. In between construction and the lesson, there will be a short 30 minute break. Supplies will be provided, but you must register by September 5th for your supplies to be ordered.

 

September 23 (Wednesday)

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sterling Silver Bracelet with Forging, Self-clasp and Lapis Stone

with Barbara Chatham

$30 + $40 Supply Fee

Learn the basics of jewelry design as Barbara Chatham leads her students through how to form a stunning sterling silver bracelet! The bracelet will be 100% sterling silver with a round lapis stone as a adornment. Students will learn useful skills, among them: using a jeweler's hammer and pliers, shaping and forming sterling silver, wire wrapping, and securely adding stones to each piece. Each attendee will go home with a finished product and the knowledge of how to make more! All supplies will be included in the class fee.

 

 

 

September 25 (Friday)

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Merlot's Masterpiece

with Vicki Wagoner

$40 non-member, $36 *BRMAA Member*

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.

 

 

Ongoing Classes

Thursdays or Fridays 10 am - 12 pm by appointment

Beginning Pottery on the Wheel

with Linda Stowe Woody

$30 per session + $5 for glazing & firing

Optional: $10 for tool kit, $25 for 25# clay

Class is limited to 1 or 2 people

Learn the proper technique for throwing pottery clay on the wheel, including centering, opening, bring up walls into cylinders or bowls, pulling handles, extruding handles and throwing knobs. Then add glaze and fire pieces in our kiln. Projects include creating mugs, bowls and plates. Students are encouraged to practice using the wheel between classes (there is no charge but advance reservation is required). Class size is limited to one or two people. Linda Stowe Woody is the owner of Coopers Creek Pottery.

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.

By appointment

Up-Cycle Old Jewelry

with Barbara Chatham

$20 per hour + $20 supply fee

Learn to repurpose that old and outdated jewelry by creating new jewelry with the components! Barbara Chatham will work personally with her student to identify useable components on an old piece, disassemble it properly, extract precious stones, and then reuse the component to make one-of-a-kind accessories. However, this is not simply to walk away with incredible new jewelry. Barbara takes time to impart lessons that can be used for future jewelry-creating sessions: how to plan a piece, proper disassembly, identifying stones, using jeweler's parts (clasps, hooks) appropriately, necessary tools, and putting it all together. Come once and learn to update your jewelry forever!

 

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays

Children's Dance Lessons

with Roseann Tuttle

$40 non-member, $36 *BRMAA Member* (discounts available)

Call The Art Center to register, or if you have any questions.

 

Ballet:

Pre Ballet-Tuesdays at 4pm

Beginner Ballet-Tuesdays at 5pm

Third-Year Ballet-Tuesdays at 6pm

Intermediate Ballet-Thursdays at 4pm

Junior Ballet-Thursdays at 7pm

Advanced Ballet/Pointe-Wednesdays at 4pm

 

Tap:

Youth Tap-Tuesdays at 7pm

Teen Tap-Wednesdays at 6pm

 

Jazz:

Beginner Jazz-Thursdays at 5pm

Intermediate Jazz-Thursdays at 6pm

Advanced Jazz-Wednesdays at 5pm

Art Lessons by Appointment

 

Gary Baughman (pastels)

Keith Burgess (oils , acrylics and drawing)

Kim Hamby (colored pencils)

Max Muller (watercolors)

Linda Stowe Woody (clay)

Barbara Chatham (jewelry)

Prices vary by instructor.

 

Call the Art Center for further information.

If you are interested in teaching a course at The Art Center or have questions regarding classes, please email our new coordinator Devon Faria at BlueRidgeArts.programming@gmail.com.

Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association

420 West Main Street

Blue Ridge, GA 30513

(706) 632-2144

www.BlueRidgeArts.net

 

 

Allegheny lodge 114 in Blairsville is having a Disc Golf Charity Tournament on Aug 23rd. Starting at 8:30 am. More info and sign up at www.discgolfscene.com or call Ronny at 706-400-2094

About this tournament

Alleghany lodge 114 charity tourment there be door prizesand prizes for the 1st place winner of each division. Free disc, ace reward closest to the pin and much more . this is for the charity for Allegheny lodge that supports scholorships , foodbasket at Christmas and many other mason's chairtys .Contact Ronny Benfield 706-400-2094 for more information all who register before august 5 will get a custom disc. The ctp, and any side challenges will be extra before and collected before the tourment. The lodge well be selling quarter lb beef hotdogs chips and a drink for 5 dollars.

http://www.discgolfscene.com/tournaments/Allegheny_lodge_114_F_and_A_M_charity_tournment_2015

 




 

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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