333 W. Highland St.
Ridge, GA 30513
of Directors Nominations
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
the gift that keeps on giving!
Help Provide Creative
Gifts for our Community's
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
your gift and mark whether it is
for a boy or a girl and the
appropiate age group. Please
have items here by December
WHODUNIT? Mystery Art
Tickets on Sale Now!
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.
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
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!
22, 2014 - JANUARY 6, 2015
Reception: November 22, 6-8pm
SAAG 2014 National
October 18 - November
Art Center Open House
Live portrait artist
Julie Burton will be on
hand from 1pm-5pm.
Melodies will be performing
traditional Christmas carols
beginning at 1pm.
Shop Local. Support
Art Center is home to numerous
classes throughout the year.
Click on the link below for an
updated list of classes
through December, 2014.
Appalachian Artist Guild
2nd Thursday of the month at 5pm
Ridge Mountain Photographers
1st Thursday of the month at 6pm
Ridge Poets and Writers
4th Wednesday of the month at
be back in April, 2015.
workshops every Thursday from
meetings are held every 2nd
Tuesday from 5:30pm-7pm.
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
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.
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