April and May 2017 Mountain Happenings

By on March 31, 2017

April and May 2017  Mountain Happenings

ARTS

First Fridays
Murphy Art Walk
Murphy, NC. Local chefs and individuals make their special dishes. Stroll through historic downtown Murphy for an exquisite visual, culinary, and performing arts experience. Galleries, restaurants, and many other businesses will feature art, live working artists, live performances, music, and fine dining. Presented by The Valley River Arts Guild 5-8 pm. Visit http://www.valleyriverarts.com or call Tim Ford (828) 360-3038

4/1 – 6/30
Trout Art Trail
Blue Ridge. Announcing an exciting public art project celebrating the beauty of the trout. Highlighting what Blue Ridge does best, the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association and the Blue Ridge Mountain Chapter of Trout Unlimited have partnered to host a county-wide public art event. We call this incredible project Trout Art Trail. The Trout Art Trail Project will offer a limited edition series of five-foot fiberglass trout sculptures spread throughout Fannin county. For info visit www.blueridgearts.net or BlueRidgeArts@gmail.com or call 706-632-2144.

4/7 – 4/8
Writer’s Conference. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, 420 Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA. For info visit www.blueridgearts.net or BlueRidgeArts@gmail.com or call 706-632-2144.

4/7 thru 5/7
Art Exhibit: Larry Moore
Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Center. Opening reception April 7th – 5:00 – 7:00 pm. This exhibit will hang from April 7 – May 7th. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, 420 Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA. For info visit www.blueridgearts.net or BlueRidgeArts@gmail.com or call 706-632-2144.

4/7 thru 8/1
Linda Coatsworth- Artist in Residence
Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, 420 Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA. For info visit www.blueridgearts.net or BlueRidgeArts@gmail.com or call 706-632-2144.

4/14
The Art of Candy Day
Ellijay, GA. Gilmer Arts B.E.S.T. Visual Arts Series (Bringing Ellijay Sensational Talent) announces its 6th exhibition in the series with the opening of “Where The Heart Is” featuring the paintings of award-winning artist, Camille (Candy) Day. Opening reception 4 – 7pm. Show runs thru 5/18. Gilmer Arts Gallery, 207 Dalton Street, Ellijay, GA 30540. Visit www.gilmerarts.org or 706-635-5605.

5/13 thru 6/10
Celebration of Artisans: SAAG Spring Member Show.
Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, 420 Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA. Visit www.blueridgearts.net or call 706-632-2144.

5/27 – 5/28
Annual Spring Arts in the Park
Historic Downtown Blue Ridge. 10am – 5pm both days. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, 420 Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA. Visit www.blueridgearts.net or call 706-632-2144.

ADVENTURE

2X Weekly
Mountain High Hikers
Before hiking with the Mountain High Hikers, please carefully read the Hiking Guidelines on the website and come prepared with water, food, first aid items, rain gear, proper clothing and shoes, hiking sticks, and a small pack to carry your supplies. Visit website for calendar and availability: www.mountainhighhikers.org

Weekends
Blue Ridge. Come enjoy the races at the Blue Ridge Motorsports Park! Gates Open: 2pm Hot Laps: 4pm Racing Starts: 5pm Blue Ridge Motorsports Park 2252 Sugar Creek Rd, Blue Ridge, GA 30513 (706) 237-3625 www.blueridgemotorsportspark.com.

Weekends
Ocoee River. Whitewater rafting begins its 2017 season on April 1st! Weekends only until May 25th. The Ocoee River has become the most popular whitewater rafting adventure in America with continuous rapids and many play spots for miles of endless fun and adventure. Find them here: http://www.blueridgemountains.com/members/CT287

Second Saturday of every month.
Benton MacKaye Trail (BMT) needs volunteers to work on the trail. Something for everyone from cutting back weeds and painting blazes on trees and more. For more information, contact Barry Allen, GA Maintenance Dir. at bmtabarry@gmail.com. www.bmta.org and find us on Facebook

4/29
Cohutta 100
For more than a decade the Cohutta 100 has been a staple in endurance mountain bike scene. You’d be hard pressed to find an ultra endurance mountain biker who hasn’t raced the Cohutta 100. And they keep coming back. Hundreds of determined racers from around the world gather each year in the Cherokee National Forest to test their physical ability and mental will. Pre-registration required, visit www.roostracingllc.com. Contact roostracingllc@gmail.com or (423) 521-2571

4/29
Big Frog 65
The Big Frog 65 is a favorite race in the endurance scene. It packs 8,000+ feet of climbing in just 65 miles. Racers will enjoy the same single track, mountain views and fast descents through the Cherokee National Forest as the Cohutta 100. Pre-registration required, visit www.roostracingllc.com. Contact roostracingllc@gmail.com or (423) 521-2571

4/29
Old Copper 20
Copperhill, TN. The Old Copper 20 mountain bike race takes place in beautiful Southeastern Tennessee’s Cherokee National Forest. Participants will enjoy wooded and flowing single track, challenging climbs, fast descents, and just enough fire roads to catch your breath. 8:30 am. Pre-registration required, visit www.roostracingllc.com. Contact roostracingllc@gmail.com or (423) 521-2571

5/13
Tri the Mountains! Triathalon
Blue Ridge Marina. An incredibly scenic race in the North GA Mountains! The swim will be in the crystal clear waters of Lake Blue Ridge. The bike is an 18 mile out and back crossing over the lake with mountains towering in the background. The run will leave the Marina and head towards town on Old Hwy. 76 and you will be cheered on as you enter the Historic town of Blue Ridge ending in front of the Gazebo with the band “Gopher Broke” playing as you run past the finish line. ime: 7:00 am Location: Lake Blue Ridge Marina Address: 335 Marina Dr., Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Georgia Multisports Productions – jim@gamultisports.com, 770-926-2367

5/20
Blue Ridge Adventure Racing Weekend
Two races, an 8 hour and a 24 hour race. Disciplines: Mountain Biking, Trekking and Paddling. Race director Jeff Leininger will be setting 2 incredible courses. Teams will be able to choose between the 8 hour race and the 24 hour race. Both races will start at 9 AM. www.flxadventures.com

EVENTS

Saturdays
The Barking Lot
The Barking Lot in downtown Blue Ridge, GA is buzzing with people. The wonderful volunteers bring our adoptable rescues and try to find them good homes. Come and visit our rescues. They would love to see you! We are at The Barking Lot from 11am – 3pm (weather permitting). East 1st Street & Messer. 706-633-7282

2nd Saturdays
Block Party!
Downtown Blue Ridge. Come out and play at this old fashioned Block Party held the 2nd Sat. each month. Our stores will have special sales, offer refreshments and some will have additional entertainment inside their stores! Live music and more! Visit http://bestofblueridge.biz/ or 706-258-2432.

4th Fridays
Classic Car Cruise-In
Blue Ridge, Dairy Queen. Cruise ins are always free to attend! 6-8pm. Contact Annette Long: georgiamountainclassics@hotmail.com, 706-838-4701

4/15
Tractor Show- Mercier Orchards
Blue Ridge. Come enjoy the festivities from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Live Music, Food Vendors entertainment and the coolest tractors around! Free Tractor Rides this weekend! Call 1-800-361-7731 or visit www.mercierorchards.com

4/16
Homeward Bound Pet Rescue OPEN HOUSE
Blue Ridge, Ga. Many people have found their best friends while visiting the dogs and cats at Homeward Bound Pet Rescue. Volunteer opportunities are available also! 1-4 Everyone is welcome. Please join us! 215 Wishon Road, Blue Ridge, GA

4/21 & 4/28
Laser U2 Show
Young Harris College. This entertaining laser presentation showcases one of the greatest bands of the last three decades, featuring U2’s timeless classic and modern hits, set against a backdrop of the latest laser art. Your eyes and ears will be your guides into an immersive journey through the rise and success of the boys from Dublin. Presented April 21 at 7 p.m. & 8 p.m. and April 28 at 7 p.m. & 8 p.m. Rollins Planetarium, Young Harris College. Tickets on line: www.yhc.edu

4/22
10th Annual Taste of
Blue Ridge
Get your tickets early, they sell out quickly! Over 30 local restaurants will provide great food, beer and wine. HUGE silent auction, 50/50 cash raffle, Expanded Wine Pull! Live music $40 in advance, No tickets at the door. 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Willow Creek Falls, 13 Trackside Court, Blue Ridge, GA. Sponsored by Humane Society of Blue Ridge. For more information: (706) 377-8220 or www.humansocietyofblueridge.org

4/22
Friends of Gilmer Animal Shelter Annual BBQ and Silent Auction
Ellijay. Catered by Shanes Rib Shack and silent auction. This is one of the major fundraisers for FOGAS held each year. $10. Noon – 3pm. Gilmer County Civic Center, 1561 S. Main Street, Ellijay, GA 30540. Visit www.fogasnow.com , fogasnow@etcmail.com
or 706-635-6005.

4/28
High Country Boil
Mercier Orchards, Blue Ridge. The Blue Ridge Trout Festival & Outdoor Adventure event kicks off with a High Country Boil, 5:30 to 9 pm on Friday, April 28, 2017. Park in the Lower Lot at Mercier Orchards, then take the Tractor Ride to the beautiful outdoor pavilion on the hill. A 360-degree view of the surrounding countryside awaits you! Have a great time eating, drinking, listening to live music and bidding at the silent auction. $30. Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2723037

5/5
Veterans Appreciation Fishing Rodeo
Free event open to all U.S. military veterans. 9 am – Noon. Bring your own fishing gear and bait. Free lunch. Location: Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery located on Rock Creek Road of GA Hwy 60 near Suches, GA. Please call the hatchery at 706-838-4723.

5/13
3rd Annual Georgia Mountain Metric Century
Blairsville. The mountains of North Georgia offer a world class cycling destination and our bicycling event encompasses several of the area’s climbs, known famously as “Six Gap.” The event is a challenging bicycle ride that takes in Hogpen, Unicoi, and Jack’s Gap with over 7,000′ of elevation gain. 8:00am. Start & Finish: Haralson Memorial Civic Center, 165 Wellborn St., Blairsville, GA 30512. Info: Blairsville Bikes & Hikes, 49 Blue Ridge Street, Blairsville Ga. 30512. Call 706 745 8141.

5/6
Kentucky Derby Party Benefit for S.A.F.E.
Blairsville. Kentucky Derby Party at the Union County Community Center. Watch the race, hat contests, raffles, dinner, cash bar,
silent auction. 4:30 – 7PM. $40pp/$70 couple. Call 706-379-1901to purchase your tickets.

5/11/17
Gilmer County Genealogy Society Meeting
Ellijay, GA. Roger and Ann Futch, owners of R & A Orchards, will weave the tale about the Gilmer County apple industry and their family involvement since Miss Ann’s father came home from the WWII. Free! Everyone is welcome. Coffee and snacks will be served at 1:30; meeting 2-3.
Gilmer County Library, 268 Calvin Jackson Drive, Ellijay.

5/13
Classic Car Show
Downtown Blue Ridge. Georgia Mountain Classic Car Club. Beautiful cars will line the streets of downtown from 9 am to 4pm. This is a non-profit, charitable fund generated to help folks when the “system” has forgotten them. The profits from our car shows and cruise-ins goes toward this worthwhile effort. The local recipients of these funds often include families who have fallen upon hard times. . Contact Annette Long: georgiamountainclassics@hotmail.com, 706-838-4701

5/13
High Heels & Hard Hats
Hiawassee, GA. Towns/Union Habitat for Humanity Gala
The event will consist of a dinner/dance with silent and live auctions. Dinner will be prepared and served on site by students in the NGTC’s culinary program. 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM. North Georgia Technical College Conference Center. Info: http://www.townsunionhabitat.org

5/17
9th Annual 2017 Golf Classic
Hayesville, NC. Join the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce for a day of golf and good fun! There will be prizes for individuals and teams. 1pm. $300 per team. Registration deadline 5/12. Chatuge Shores Golf Course, 260 Golf Course Road Hayesville, NC. Contact the Chamber at 828-837-2242

5/19 & 6/23
Totally Eclipsed!
Hiawassee, GA. Get ready for Monday, August 21, 2017, when the Moon’s shadow will sweep across the nation, treating Young Harris to the sight of a lifetime: a rare and spectacular total solar eclipse. Young Harris is very well positioned for the event, lying completely within the narrow path of totality. Here at YHC, there’s an expected duration of two minutes and 20 seconds of totality, when the Moon will completely cover the sun and we will witness the amazing sight of day turning to night in the middle of the afternoon. Two shows- 7 & 8 pm. Rollins Planetarium, Young Harris College. Tickets on line: www.yhc.edu

5/20 – 5/21
Ride the Rails!
Mineral Bluff. A 5 mile round trip by railroad motor car traveling through the Iron Bridge over the beautiful Toccoa River, then returning over the bridge back to the beautiful and historic Mineral Bluff Depot. Motor Car Rides: Suggested Donation $10.00 for Adults, $5.00 for Children 2-12. Hand Pump Car Rides, $1.00 per person per round trip. A fun day for all! Visit the depot and see the progress being made on our large “HO” gauge model railroad based on the “Old Line” from Atlanta to Etowah, TN and through Mineral Bluff to Murphy, NC! Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
150 Railroad Avenue (Hwy 60 northbound, Railroad avenue is next street on your left after the 4 way stop sign at Spur 60). For more information 706-455-8903

5/21
Homeward Bound Pet Rescue OPEN HOUSE
Blue Ridge, Ga. Many people have found their best friends while visiting the dogs and cats at Homeward Bound Pet Rescue. Volunteer opportunities are available also! 1-4 Everyone is welcome. Please join us! 215 Wishon Road, Blue Ridge, GA

MUSIC

Every Evening
Bell Music from the Tower
7:00pm – 7:30pm. At the Historic Courthouse on the Square in Downtown Blairsville, GA. Free! Contact (706) 745-5493 or www.unioncountyhistory.org

Thursdays
Pickin in the Park
Horeseshoe Bend Park, McCaysville, GA. May through September. Live music jams and pickin’ on the banks of the Toccoa River. Free Admission. Wheelchair accessible. Come out, bring the whole family to enjoy the experience. Picnic tables available, and a nice grassy lawn, bring a blanket or chair. Fannin County Parks and Recreation: 706-632-7696

Fridays
Andrews Brewing Company Patio Series
Great music, craft beer and a good time. 6pm – 8pm. Andrews Brewing Company, 14 Miles for Harrah’s Casino, 565 Aquone Road, Andrews, NC 28901.
For info: 828-321-2006 or www.andrewsbrewing.com

Saturdays
Andrews Brewing Company Bluegrass Concert Series
Great music, craft beer and a good time. 6pm – 8pm. Andrews Brewing Company, 14 Miles for Harrah’s Casino, 565 Aquone Road, Andrews, NC 28901. Andrews is a beautiful, peaceful, vibrant small town located within the heart of North Carolina’s Great Smoky Mountains. For info: 828-321-2006 or www.andrewsbrewing.com

Sundays
WYYZ’s Live Music at Rocco’s
Rocco’s Pub is a family friendly restaurant serving the highest quality, local and fresh ingredients. Noon – 11PM. Reservations accepted. Rocco’s Pub, 47 Mountainside Village Parkway, Jasper, GA. Contact 706.253.1900 or visit http://roccosjasper.com

Thursdays – Saturdays
Live Music at Blue Ridge Brewery
Serving great food, craft beer, fine wine and top shelf alcohol. Dog friendly outdoor patio. Open Wednesday through Saturday 11:00am – 9:00pm. Blue Ridge Brewery, 187 Depot Street, Blue Ridge, GA . 706. 632. 6611 or www.blueridgebrewery.com

Fridays
Concert Series at the Old Courthouse
Blairsville, GA. Free! 7pm. Old Historic Courthouse, 1 Town Square, Blairsville GA. For info: Union County Historical Society 706-745-5493 or http://www.unioncountyhistory.org/

3rd Friday Every Month
Live Music Acoustic Blends
Listen to a Variety of Quality Music Acts … or Join the Jam! You’re welcome to bring your own libations and munchies, or you can purchase water, sodas and snacks while you enjoy some eclectic, spontaneous and fun music! 7 pm. Free & Public Invited. For info please contact Gilmer Arts 207 Dalton St. Ellijay, GA 30540. 706-635-5605. Visit www.gilmerarts.org

Saturdays & Sundays
Chateau Meichtry
Live Music in the Ole Green House. 1:30pm – 5:30pm. Saturdays and Sundays. Tasting, wines by the glass, a fabulous view, live music and great company. Open 7 days a week: Mon-Sat 11am -6pm, Sun 12:30pm -5:30pm. Call 706.502.1608 or visit: http://chateaumeichtry.com

4/1
Cabaret- One Night Only
Ellijay. An extraordinary evening taking you back to the golden age of classic music with the Rat Pack. Presenting Gabe Russo, Winner of the Frank Sinatra Idol Competition on the 100th anniversary of Sinatra’s birth and James Noe, formerly of the Atlanta Opera singing Dean Martin, bringing back the ambiance of beautiful music in elegant surroundings, where the music was smooth, the men cool and the nights seemed to stretch on forever! 7 – 10pm. Tickets $30/$25. Hawthorne Hall, 207 Dalton Street , Ellijay, GA 30540. Visit www.gilmerarts.org or 706-635605.

4/1
Roxie Watson
Blue Ridge. Roxie Watson is a five-piece string band who play what they like to call “alterna-grass.” 7:30pm. Blue Ridge Community Theater, 2591 East 1st St., Blue Ridge, GA 30513. (706) 632-9223 or www.blueridgecommunitytheater.com

4/7
Clint Black
Hiawassee, GA. Clint Black will be at the fairgrounds on April 7th! Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, 1311 Music Hall Road, P.O. Box 444 Hiawassee, GA 30546. gamtfair@windstream.net, 706-896-4191 or www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com

4/8
John Jorgenson’s Blue Grass Band
Ellijay. Grammy award winner John Jorgenson’s Bluegrass Band. It will be loaded with the best pickers and song writers, full of spring time bluegrass energy. This will be a fine night of foot stompin’ hand clappin’ great music. Ellijay Elementary School Auditorium, 32 McCutchen St., Ellijay, GA 30540. Visit www.gilmerarts.org or 706-635605.

4/8
Kevn Kinney
Blue Ridge. The frontman from Drivn N Cryin will be here to rock the house! 7:30pm. Blue Ridge Community Theater, 2591 East 1st St., Blue Ridge, GA 30513. (706) 632-9223 or www.blueridgecommunitytheater.com

4/28
Trace Adkins
Hiawassee, GA. Trace Adkins will be at the fairgrounds on April 28th! Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, 1311 Music Hall Road, P.O. Box 444 Hiawassee, GA 30546. gamtfair@windstream.net, 706-896-4191 or www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com

5/13
Sawyer Brown & Little Texas
Hiawassee, GA. Sawyer Brown will be at the fairgrounds on May13! Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, 1311 Music Hall Road, P.O. Box 444
Hiawassee, GA 30546. gamtfair@windstream.net, 706-896-4191 or www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com

6/10
Corey Smith
Hiawassee, GA. Corey Smith will be at the fairgrounds on May13! Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, 1311 Music Hall Road, P.O. Box 444
Hiawassee, GA 30546. gamtfair@windstream.net, 706-896-4191 or www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com

THEATER

4/13 – 4/30
Be My Baby
Blue Ridge. The play tells the story of John, an irascible Scotsman and an uptight English woman, Maude, both in their late 50s, who take on the journey of a lifetime. And they despise each other! However, they form a new partnership and learn some startling lessons about life and love. Thur – Sat – 7:30 pm; Sun – 2:00pm. Blue Ridge Community Theater, 2591 East 1st St., Blue Ridge, GA 30513. (706) 632-9223 or www.blueridgecommunitytheater.com

5/18 – 6/4
No Sex Please, We’re British
Blue Ridge. A young bride who lives above a bank with her husband who is the assistant manager, innocently sends a mail order off for some Scandinavian glassware. What comes is Scandinavian pornography. Thur – Sat – 7:30 pm; Sun – 2:00pm. Blue Ridge Community Theater, 2591 East 1st St., Blue Ridge, GA 30513. (706) 632-9223 or www.blueridgecommunitytheater.com

WINE & BEER TASTINGS

Ongoing Thurs – Mon
Engelheim Vineyards
Located near Ellijay, Georgia in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, focuses on growing outstanding grapes to produce the highest quality of wines. And honoring the original residents of Engelheim, the Cherokee Nation. Tasting Room Hours: Thursday – Monday 12:30 to 6:00 P.M. Engelheim Vineyards 127 Lakeview Road, Ellijay, GA 30540. Call 706-635-WINE (9463) or visit www.engelheim.com.

Ongoing Fridays
Chocolatasm!
The Vine Wine Bar and Bistro in Blue Ridge and Chocolatasm are proud to present a special wine and chocolate pairing Friday evenings at 6pm (reservations only). Reservations required. Call Leann Martin at 706-946-8463 or email your RSVP to Leannhmartin@gmail.com by the Thursday before the date to reserve your place. There will also be regular wine tastings every day with no reservation required. www.thevineofblueridge.com

Ongoing Mon – Sat
Cartecay Vineyards
Wine Tastings on the Chimney Patio or the Nealey Barn Loft if bad weather. $10.00 includes 5 Tastings and Cartecay Vineyards’ Logo Wine Glass. 1:30 – 5:30. Mon – Sat 11:00am to 6:00pm. Sun 12:30pm – 5:30pm. Cartecay Vineyards, 5704 Clear Creek Road, Ellijay, GA 30535. Call 706. 698. 9463 (WINE) or visit www.cartecayvineyards.com

Ongoing Wed – Sat
Blue Ridge Brewery
Serving great food, craft beer, fine wine and top shelf alcohol. Dog friendly outdoor patio. Open Wednesday through Saturday 11:00am – 9:00pm. Blue Ridge Brewery, 187 Depot Street, Blue Ridge, GA . 706. 632. 6611 or www.blueridgebrewery.com

Ongoing Fri – Sat
Fannin Brewing Company
Everyone’s welcome (including dogs, kids and non-drinkers!) when we throw the doors open, but bring your ID – you must be 21 to taste. Join us to sample both production beers and works in progress – there’s always something fun going on, and we’re pretty sure you’ll make a friend or two while you’re with us! Fri 5:30- 7:30pm, Sat 2:00 – 6:0pm. 3758 East First Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. 706.258.2762 or www.fanninbrewingcompany.com

Ongoing Thurs – Sat
Grumpy Old Men Brewing
If we don’t like it, we don’t drink it. If we don’t drink it, we don’t sell it. The Brewery it is small. We are small on purpose. Dog & kid friendly. 1:00pm – 5:00pm. 1315 East Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA. 770-331-8870/404-966-2665, info@grumpyoldmenbrewing.com or www.grumpyoldmenbrewing.com

Ongoing Thurs – Sun
Reformation Brewery
Tour & Tasting Hours Thurs 5:30-8pm, Fri 5:30-9pm, Sat 1-9pm, Sunday 2-4pm500 Arnold Mill Way, Woodstock, GA 30188. info@reformationbrewery.com, (678) 341-0828 or www.reformationbrewery.com

Ongoing Mon- Sun
Valley River Brewery & Eatery
Featuring 15 of our own Craft Beers, Wood Fired Pizza made with fresh toppings, Outstanding Burgers, Homemade Desserts. Located in Historic Downtown Murphy, NC at 71 Tennessee Street. Mon – Sat 11am – 10pm, Sun 12pm – 10pm. 828-837-BEER or www.valleyriverbrewery.com

Ongoing Sat & Sun
Montaluce Wine Hikes
‘Wine Hikers’ are guided by our trained outdoor staff along our nature trails, to the headwaters of the Etowah River, and through the vineyard. After the 1.8 mile hike on our outdoor trails, you’ll be taken to our beautiful upper terrace to overlook the vineyard while enjoying a ‘mixed flight’ of 5 Montaluce Estate wines. Price: $45 Per Person. Time: 10am – 1pm. To schedule your wine hike please email matthew@montaluce.com or call 706.867.4060 today! Or visit www.montaluce.com

Every 3rd Friday
Come to Your Senses Blind Wine Tasting
Join us as we use the Vinicode System to explore wine in a series of Blind Taste tests. Learn about wine style by relying solely on your five senses. Every third Friday, Time 6:00 – 8:00 pm – $30 per person or $50 per couple. March 18th – Cabernet Sauvignon April 15th – Rose’ May 20th – Riesling June 17 – Sauvignon Blanc July 15 – Chenin Blanc August 19 – Chardonnay September 16 – Unusual Grapes. Out of the Blue, 647 E. Main Street, Blue Ridge, 706-258-2750. Visit www.outofzbleu.com

3/24 – 4/2
Wine Highway Week
Winegrowers Association of Georgia’s Annual Wine Highway Week beginning Saturday March 24th and runs every day through Sunday April 2nd, 2017. This is a great way to see and experience the views and wonderful wines of Northeast Georgia. $40 – Wine Highway Week collectors’ glass and a Passport which for admission to ALL participating wineries. Visit www.georgiawine.com or 706-878-9463.

5/6
Awake the Grapes
Serenberry Vineyards spring celebration of nature’s annual ritual of awakening the vines from their winter slumber. The cuttings from our cold weather pruning will fuel the bonfire. $25. Event includes souvenir wine glass, wine tastings, live music and more! Visit www.serenberryvineyards.com

5/12
Cartecay Vineyards Annual Toast to Angels Fundraiser
Ellijay, GA. Hospice Advantage Invites you to a special fundraising event for HOSPICE ANGELS FOUNDATION Friday,May 12th – 6pm – 9pm Wine Tasting ~ Music ~ Hors d’oeuvres ~ Silent Auction TICKETS $20 per person ADVANCE TICKET SALES $15 Please join us for a fun evening for a very worthy cause. Cartecay Vineyards, 5704 Clear Creek Road, Ellijay, GA 30535. Call 706. 698. 9463 (WINE) or visit www.cartecayvineyards.com