August and September Happenings in the north Georgia Mountains

By on August 1, 2018

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While every attempt has been made to provide accurate event listings, we urge you to confirm the information provided before making travel plans.

ARTS

First & Third Thursdays
Plein Air Painters of Hiawassee
Meet at ArtWorks and leave at 2pm for a local scenic spot to spend a fun afternoon painting with other artists. All media welcome. . FREE! 2 – 5pm. ArtWorks Gallery & Gifts, 232B Chatuge Way, Hiawassee, GA. Info: www.artworksgalleryga.com

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. Presented by The Valley River Arts Guild 5-8 pm. Visit http://www.valleyriverarts.com or call Tim Ford (828) 360-3038

Second Fridays
Writer’s Night Out
Blairsville, GA. Featured readers (authors from NC and GA) and open mic. Free and open to the public. Sign up at the door to read for 3 minutes. 7pm – 9pm. Union County Community Center, Blairsville, GA. Info: https://netwestwriters.blogspot.com/

Second Saturdays
Art Pickens: Artist Gathering
Jasper, GA. An opportunity for local artists to gather and network with fellow artists as well as meet and talk with residents and art lovers. Demonstrations are encouraged! FREE! 11am – 4pm. Weather permitting. Peace Park, 141 North Main Street, Jasper, GA.

7/28 – 8/25
Contemporary Southern & Folk Art Exhibit
Opening Reception on July 28th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Art Center is excited to present a one-of-a-kind art exhibit filled with southern & folk art from various talented artists! Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, 420 West Main Street, Blue Ridge GA 30513. For info visit www.blueridgearts.net, Email: BlueRidgeArts@gmail.com, Phone: 706-632-2144.

8/7 – 9/29
3rd Quarter Artist in Residence, Carly Hardy
Blue Ridge, GA. Enjoy the vibrant colors, textures, lines and shapes of Carly Hardy’s paintings from her abstract landscapes and ancient series. Opening reception will be held September 9th, 5-7pm. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, 420 West Main Street, Blue Ridge GA 30513. For info visit www.blueridgearts.net, Email: BlueRidgeArts@gmail.com, Phone: 706-632-2144.

9/1 thru 9/29
2018 BRMAA National Juried Photography Show
Blue Ridge, GA. The 2018 BRMAA National Juried Show is open to all photographers, both amateur and professional, and all original photographic media, including film and digital images. Monetary prizes totaling $3,000 will be awarded including $750 for Best of Show. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, 420 West Main Street, Blue Ridge GA 30513. For info visit www.blueridgearts.net, Email: BlueRidgeArts@gmail.com, Phone: 706-632-2144.

9/6 – 9/9
Plein Air International Paint-Out Event & Awards Ceremony
Blue Ridge, GA. In conjunction with the 16th Annual International Worldwide Artist Paint Out, the BRMAA invites all artists, amateur and professional, to paint the natural beauty of our area. Cash prizes totaling over $1000 will be awarded to those who participate in the various opportunities available throughout our Fall event. Awards Ceremony, Sunday, Sept. 9th at 5pm. For info visit www.blueridgearts.net, Email: BlueRidgeArts@gmail.com, Phone: 706-632-2144.

EVENTS

Mondays
Garden Tours
Blairsville, GA. Come learn about how our ancestors and native Americans used plants for food, fiber and medicine. Find out how “weeds” may provide homes to valuable pollinators. Tours tailored to fit your interest. Please do not bring pets of any kind. 9am – 1pm. The Georgia Mountain Research & Education Center is located 3 miles south of the Blairsville Square, on the east side of Hwy 19/129. Contact: Clare Johnston at 706-745-2655

First Thursdays
Shop Late!
Blairsville, GA. Come join us each and every first Thursday of the month for ‘Shop Late Thursday’s’ in Downtown Blairsville! Participating Downtown Blairsville businesses will be open additional hours from 5pm – 8pm and will feature deals, discounts and other exciting offers. Just look for a red balloon and you’ll find a business that’s happy to serve you! Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1818223438471846/

First Fridays
Block Party
Downtown Canton, GA. Historic Downtown Canton Loop Block Party, Car Show, Live Music, Food & Good Times! Downtown Canton, 6 p.m. Visit www.cherokeechamber.com

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

Saturdays
The Barking Lot
Downtown Blue Ridge, GA. The wonderful volunteers bring 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

4th Saturdays
Jasper Cruise In
Downtown Jasper, GA. 50/50 Raffle. Live DJ. 4 – 7pm. $5 Donation.

8/10 & 8/24
Historical Societies Cherished Treasure Sale
Blairsville, GA. Come on out to the Annex Building and support the Historical Society in their effort to fund the organization.   They are taking donations on Thursday, Friday and Saturday form 11:00 am to 3:00 pm if you can afford to help. Please stop by often as they are getting new items in regularly. Historical Society Annex Building, Blairsville GA.

8/17 – 8/18
Tomato Daze Weekend
Crane Creek Vineyards, Young Harris, GA. August is the time to celebrate the fruit of the other vine so we will be showcasing our own farm grown tomatoes and other veggies in a variety of ways. Each day (Friday, Saturday) we will be offering free samples of several locally and regionally made tomato products. The menu for Friday Night Tapas and Acoustic Music will feature a menu of 4 tomato-themed food items to choose from. For info: visit cranecreekvineyards.com or call 706-896-4966.

8/18
Gilmer Chamber 40th Anniversary Celebration
Jasper, GA. Gilmer Chamber Board of Directors cordially invites you to an evening of celebrating 40 years of service to our community. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about the history of the chamber in our Museum of the Chamber presented by Ronnie Thompson Ford. Bring your dancing shoes and enjoy live music with Lucky Town presented by Piedmont Mountainside Hospital while enjoying great food and beverage. Black Tie Optional. $75.00 per person, $125.00 per couple. Tickets & info: www.gilmerchamber.com

8/18
Denim & Diamonds
Blue Ridge, GA. Georgia Mountains Hospice & Woodmen Life/Richard York welcome you to this year’s Denim and Diamond event at Willow Creek Falls Vineyard. Put on your favorite Jeans, Boots & Fabulous Bling! A Spectacular Evening of Dinner, Music, Dancing, and Silent Auction. Discounted price for early ticket sales, so reserve your table today. 6:30pm -11:00pm. Willow Creek Falls & Vineyard, 13 Trackside Court Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Info: Gina Pendley: Email: gpendley200@ellijay.com or 706-253-4100

8/25
1st Annual Taste of the Mountains
Blairsville, GA. Food lovers of all ages are invited to the First Annual Taste of the Mountains in Blairsville on August 25th from 4pm-7pm in Downtown Blairsville. Take a taste from the area’s variety of restaurants and sample locally produced wine, beer & spirits. This family friendly event features live music, cooking demonstrations, and some good old-fashioned Southern Charm. 4pm-7pm. Downtown Blairsville Behind City Hall. Info: 706 439-6300.

Thru 9/7
7th Annual Stand Up for Stand Down Toiletry Drive
Various Locations. Northside Hospital Cancer Institute collects much-needed toiletry and personal care items to fill “comfort bags” for veterans who attend Stand Down events throughout North and Central Georgia. Travel/sample-size toiletry and personal care items are needed. Donations can be dropped off at any of the 26 Georgia Cancer Specialists locations. For drop off locations visit www.gacancer.com or www.facebook.com/SU4SD, for info or to volunteer call 770-864-5347.

9/8
Hard Hats & High Heels
Blairsville, GA. Towns/Union Habitat for Humanity Gala. The event will consist of a dinner/dance with silent auctions. Dinner will be prepared and served on site by students in the NGTC’s culinary program. 6:30 – 10pm. North Georgia Technical College Conference Center. For tickets & info contact Bryan Thomas at Habitat for Humanity: (706) 379-2484 or townsunionhabitat@gmail.com.

9/14
Blues Train
Blue Ridge, GA. Kick Off the Blues & BBQ weekend with the Blues Train. Rock on Down the Line. Board the Train at 5:30 pm. Complimentary music and drinks on the Train. Dinner &s treet Party and 7 to 10 pm. Sfrom 7:00-10pm Tickets are $75 per person. Includes train ride dinner and drinks. Sponsored by the Rotary Club- proceeds to benefit local charites. Tickets: http://blueridgerotary.com/

9/16 & 9/17
Celebrate Autumn 1
Young Harris, GA. Juried Indoor Arts & Crafts Show. Saturday from 9-4 and Sunday from 11-4 at the Towns County Recreation Center in Young Harris (Hiawassee) GA. Free admission and a light lunch is available for purchase. For more information please visit Pumpkin Hollow Handmade Crafts on Facebook.

9/22 & 9/23
Celebrate Autumn 2
Blairsville, GA. Juried Indoor Arts & Crafts Show. Saturday from 9-4 and Sunday from 11-4 at the North Georgia Technical College in Blairsville, GA. Free admission. For more information please visit Pumpkin Hollow Handmade Crafts on Facebook.

9/27
Towns County Chamber 3rd Annual Business Showcase
Hiawassee & Young Harris, GA – Featuring over 100 local businesses – samples, giveaways, drawings and food! 4 – 7 p.m. Admission and parking are free. Towns County Recreation & Conference Center, 150 Foster Park Rd., Young Harris, GA. Info: Call 706-896-4966 or 1-800-984-1543. Visit: www.golakechatuge.com; townschamber@brmemc.net.

9/28 – 9/30
Gilmer Arts Attic Sale
Ellijay, GA. Open from Thursday to Friday – 10 am to 5 pm Saturday & Sunday 10 am to ???, once everything goes we close the doors. Gilmer Arts, 207 Dalton St., Ellijay, GA 30540. Info: www.gilmerarts.com , Email: gilmerarts@gilmerarts.com, or call 706-635-5605.

9/29
Appalachian Angel’s Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction
Murphy, NC. This is a fundraiser to help children in foster care. Spaghetti meat sauce or veggie marinara, salad, bread, desert, pizza, drinks. Eat in or takeout. Silent auction. 4pm – 7pm. $8.00 adults $2.00 children 2 to 9 years old. Murphy Penland Senior Center 69 Alpine St. Murphy. NC. Info: Connie Lance (828) 835-8490

FARMERS MARKETS

Wednesdays
Brasstown Shops
Brasstown, NC. Farmer’s Market at the Brasstown Shops. Seasonal produce, local honey, eggs (as available) and plants. 10am – 1pm. Info: (828) 835-9413

Wednesdays and Saturdays
Jasper Framers Market
Jasper, GA. Fresh & locally grown produce, handcrafted goods. Wed: 3PM- dark   Sat: 7:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Lee Newton Park, Jasper, GA 30143.

Thursdays and Saturdays
Potts Mountain Farmers Market
Marble Hill, GA. Thursdays: 3pm until dark. Saturdays Noon – 4pm. 618 Steve Tate Highway, Marble Hill, GA.

Saturdays
Blue Ridge Farmers Market
Downtown Blue Ridge, GA. In front of courthouse from 8am – noon-ish. 400 West Main Street, Blue Ridge, Georgia 30513. Email: blueridgefarmersmarket@gmail.com

Saturdays
Union County Farmers Market
Blairsville, GA. A local market with items from artisans, beekeepers, bakers, potters, painters, and lots of good things to eat. Fresh produce right out of the fields. 7am – 2pm. Old Smokey Rd (next to the Home Depot) Blairsville, GA. Info: www.ucfarmersmarket.com, (706) 439-6043.

Saturdays
Downtown Canton Farmers Market
All produce is Georgia grown and mostly organic. Cooking demonstrations, art, kid’s activities and music. 9am – 1pm. Rain or shine at Cannon Park. Info: (770) 704-1500 or cantonhdl.com

Saturdays
Murphy, NC Farmers Market
Local farmer, artisan, craftsmen, vendor with seasonal fresh produce and a variety of handcrafted items. 9am – 1pm. L & N Depot, 4 Railroad St. Murphy, NC 28906

KIDS OF ALL AGES

8/25
Movies in the Park: Sherlock Gnomes
Canton, GA. Enjoy a historic view while watching an outdoor movie in Downtown Canton at Brown Park. Sit back in your lawn chair and enjoy a movie on a big screen with a backdrop of the historic City Hall. Starts at dusk. Brown Park, downtown Canton, GA.

8/25
Tri-State Model Railroaders Open House
Mineral Bluff, GA. The model railroad layout depicting Copper Basin Railroading in the early 1950’s is developing nicely. Come learn how railroads played an important role in the development of the Tri-State area. 10am -2pm. Tri-State Model Railroaders Mineral Bluff Historic Depot 150 Railroad Avenue, Mineral Bluff, GA 30559. For information call 828-361-2210 or visit www.tsmri.org.

9/29
Family Hike Day
Blairsville, GA. Join the Blairsville Appalachian Trail Community for a Family Hike Day in celebration of National Public Lands Day. Hike the new Reece Farm to Vogel Connector Trail and back. The BHR trail is about 1.45 miles one way, so round trip will be about 3 miles. If we include a stroll around the lake in the middle, it would be a bit longer. After the hike, the Reece Farm will be open to explore their great exhibits. This year they are also going to have live animals on site! FREE! 9am – 12pm. Reece Farm & Heritage Center, 8552 Gainesville Highway, Blairsville, GA 30512

9/29 – 9/30
Project Chimps Discovery Days
Blue Ridge, GA. Join us for chimps, games, music, food and more! Go behind-the-scenes in America’s newest, private sanctuary for chimpanzees retired from medical research. Activities for the Entire Family. Ticketed Chimp Habitat Tours. Guided walking tours, 60-90 minutes of moderate hiking with rest stops This facility is not regularly open to the public so ticketed tours will sell out quickly. Get yours today! 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Ticket holders will receive address via email after ticket purchase. Info: info@projectchimps.org, www.classy.org/event/discovery-days-fall-2018/e177428

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

Fridays & Saturdays
Andrews Brewing Company
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

Sundays
WYYZ’s Live Music at Rocco’s
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
Blue Ridge Brewery, 187 Depot Street, Blue Ridge, GA . 706. 632. 6611 or www. blueridgebrewery.com

Thursdays
Pickin’ in the Park
Mineral Bluff, GA. Live music jams & pickin’ on the banks of the Toccoa River Bring your chairs & blankets. FREE! 6pm to dusk. Horseshoe Bend Park, 1156 River Rd, Mineral Bluff, GA 30559

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
Ellijay, GA. Listen to a Variety of Quality Music Acts … or Join the Jam! Bring your own libations and munchies. 7 pm. Free & Public Invited. For info please contact Gilmer Arts 207 Dalton St. Ellijay, GA 30540. 706-635-5605. Visit www.gilmerarts.org

Weekends
Live Music at Engelheim Vineyards
Engelheim Vineyards 127 Lakeview Road, Ellijay, GA 30540. Call 706-635-WINE (9463) or visit www.engelheim.com.

Weekends
Live Music in the Bier Garden
Blue Ridge, GA. Fannin Brewing Company: 3758 East First Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. www.fanninbrewingcompany.com or 706.258.2762

Weekends
Live Music at Cartecay Vineyards
Ellijay, GA. Cartecay Vineyards, 5704 Clear Creek Road, Ellijay, GA 30535. Call 706. 698. 9463 (WINE) or visit www.cartecayvineyards.com

Weekends
Live Music at Chateau Meichtry Vineyards
Talking Rock, GA. Chateau Meichtry, 1862 Orchard Lane, Talking Rock, GA 30175. Info: (706) 502-1608 or www. chateaumeichtry.com.

Weekends
Live Music at Chevelles 66
Murphy, NC. Check the website for performers. 9pm. 66 Hiwassee St., Murphy, NC 28906. Info: 828-835-7001 or www.chevellerestaurants.com

Saturdays
Saturday at the Legion on the River!
Ellijay, GA. From live bands to jam sessions on the porch. The community is always welcome! For the love of Veterans, Family, Community. FREE! 4pm – 10pm. 297 Legion Rd, Ellijay, GA. https://www.facebook.com/

8/3 & 9/7 & 10/5
First Fridays Concert Series
Downtown Dahlonega. Family friendly every first Friday May through October. Arrive early, enjoy excellent downtown shopping, and pick up your picnic from any of downtown’s restaurants. 6:30 – 8:30pm. FREE! Info: http://dahlonegadda.org/events/ff-concerts/

8/4
Georgia Mountain String Band
Ellijay, GA. Original/ Traditional Bluegrass Georgia Mountain String Band is a bluegrass project started by Jason C. Waller. What started out as a pick up band over time turned into a tight knit energetic band. The guys work from a central playbook of Country and Bluegrass songs as well as original material. When Georgia Mountain String Band shows up to a gig there’s a lot of picking and even more grinning. 7:30 – 9:30pm. $16 -$23. Tickets and info: Call 706-635-5605 or visit http://gilmerarts.com/event/playhouse-georgia-mountain-string-band/

8/4
Maria Howell and Noel Freidline- Jazz
Blue Ridge, GA. Combining R&B with jazzy punctuations evoking an international flair. Noel Freidline: pianist, vocalist, writer and arranger. Noel has opened for many notable jazz artists. 7:30 P.M. Cost: $25.00. Blue Ridge Community Theater, 2591 East 1st St., Blue Ridge, GA 30513. (706) 632-9223 or www.blueridgecommunitytheater.com

9/1
1st Anniversary Concert – Banks and Shane
Ellijay, GA. Celebrate the One Year Anniversary of the George Link, Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse with Banks and Shane, a high-energy, hard-kicking, blow-the-roof off band that has had capacity crowds around the world dancing in the aisles to party favorites and reminiscing with memorable ballads. No matter what age, Banks and Shane transports fans back to Spring Break. Two Shows: 6:30pm and 8:30pm. $22.50 – $30. George Link, Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse, 135 Dalton St., Ellijay, GA 30540. Tickets: 706-635-5605 or https://gilmerarts.com.

9/7
The GMO’s
Blue Ridge, GA. The Generally Mellow Octopus Society or the GMO’s lead by Mikhail Peterson former Lead of Copious Jones hailing out of Atlanta, GA, this group features a rotating cast of talented musicians from across the country who have come together to bring to life a musical experience based on the 8 principles of Mo Octopus, the Great Cephalopod Master. 7:30pm. Tickets $25. Blue Ridge Community Theater, 2591 East 1st St., Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Tickets & Info: Central Office (706) 632-9223 Box Office (706) 632-9191. Visit: www.blueridgecommunitytheater.com

9/14
Katie Deal
Ellijay, GA. Having sold out two national tours of “A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline,” Katie takes the stage with her own story of how the music and style of Patsy Cline have changed her life forever. Katie’s one-woman show, “Katie Deal in Today, Tomorrow & Forever: A Tribute to Patsy Cline” features a live band, tight harmonies and a powerhouse singer. 7 – 9pm. $22.50. George Link, Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse, 135 Dalton St., Ellijay, GA 30540. Tickets: 706-635-5605 or https://gilmerarts.com.

9/15
Corey Smith
Hiawassee, GA. Anderson Music Hall. Tickets On Sale July 27, 2018. Level 1: $30.00 + Handling & Credit Card Fees. Level 2: $20.00 + Handling & Credit Card Fees. Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, 1311 Music Hall Road, P.O. Box 444 Hiawassee, GA 30546. Tickets & Info: www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com or 706-896-4191.

9/15
Songwriter’s Showcase 25
Hayesville, NC. Rob Tiger hosts the 25th Songwriter’s Showcase with Jessica Campbell, Lon Eldridge, and special guests. 7 – 9pm. Adults – $15 Students – $12. Peacock Performing Arts Center, 301 Church St. Hayesville, NC 28904Get your tickets on our website today at http://thepeacocknc.org

9/22
Kentucky Headhunters & Artimus Pyle
Hiawassee, GA. Anderson Music Hall. 7pm. Tickets On Sale July 20, 2018. Level 1: $37.00 + Handling & Credit Card Fees. Level 2: $27.00 + Handling & Credit Card Fees. Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, 1311 Music Hall Road, P.O. Box 444 Hiawassee, GA 30546. Tickets & Info: www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com or 706-896-4191.

OUTDOORS & ADVENTURE

8/3
Twilight Kayaking on Lake Trahlyta
Vogel Sate Park, Blairsville, GA. Join in on a ranger lead lake paddle at twilight. Enjoy the serenity of the lake as we bring you the history, the nightlife and the stars. All skill levels are welcome. Must be 8 years and older. Please register in advance as seats are limited. 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM EDT. Website: http://www.GeorgiaStateParks.org/vogel or (706) 745-2628

8/17
Sounds of the Night – Hike
Blairsville, GA. Join a Ranger as the day turns to night and learn all about our nocturnal friends. Owls, bats, raccoons and more. You never know what you will see or hear. All ages are welcome. Please no dogs, as our nighttime friends can by shy. 7:30pm – 9pm. Vogel State Park. Info: (706) 745-2628 or http://www.GeorgiaStateParks.org/vogel

8/18
Dash to the Vineyard 5k
Young Harris, GA. Crane Creek Vineyards. Join us for a 5k race through the vines and back to CCV. All participates get a free wine tasting. 8am. Info: www.cranecreekvineyards.com

9/19 thru 9/23
BASSmasters Toyota Angler of the Year Tournament & Expo
Hiawassee, GA. The top 50 anglers will be competing for great prizes and the chance to be named the BASSmasters Toyota Angler of the Year” – part of the Elite Series of fishing. Fishing starts on Thursday, September 19 and continues through Sunday, September 23. The Expo will be held on Saturday and Sunday, September 22 and 23. BASSmasters University will be held at the Expo on Saturday, September 22. For info: http://www.golakechatuge.com or call 706-896-4966.

9/22
Blairsville Extreme Adventure Race (BEAR)
Blairsville, GA. Unleash the adventure in you! They will have teams exploring the mountains, rivers, lakes, trails and beautiful woods surrounding Blairsville Georgia. Home of the highest mountain in Georgia. 8am- 5pm. Meeks Park, Blairsville, GA. Info: www.argeorgia.com or 719-237-5109.

THEATER

8/10 thru 8/19
Cabin Fever- A Texas Tragicomedy
Ellijay, GA. Best described as “Several Horton Foote characters in search of an exit from a Sam Shepard play.” The action of this “Texas tragicomedy” whirls around one disastrous Memorial Day weekend at the Beckle cabin in the Texas hill country. Aubrey, his four daughters, and Great Aunt Tammy gather there for the first time since Mrs. Beckle’s death. Nothing goes right. Evenings at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2pm. George Link, Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse, 135 Dalton St., Ellijay, GA 30540. For tickets and info: 706-635-5605 or www.gilmerarts.com

8/16 -9/2
Broadway Comedy, Catch Me If You Can
Blue Ridge, GA. Overflowing with mirth, this Broadway whodunit is exciting from beginning to end. An advertising man who has brought his bride to the boss’s mountain lodge for a honeymoon calls in the local police to investigate her sudden disappearance. Enter a pretty young girl insists over his protests that she is the missing wife. A priest back up her story. A funny little man who owns a delicatessen enters and before you know it there are two murders at the isolated lodge. Thursdays thru Saturdays, 7:30 pm; Sundays, 2:00pm. Blue Ridge Community Theater, 2591 East 1st St., Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Tickets & Info: Central Office (706) 632-9223 Box Office (706) 632-9191. Visit: http://blueridgecommunitytheater.com/

9/7 thru 9/23
The Second Time Around
Jasper, GA. Bernard and Marion haven’t seen each other in over twenty years when they meet by accident, and eventually get together to talk over old times and catch up on what has happened since they parted. And so begins a journey of memories in this side splitting comedy. Evenings 7:30, Sundays 2:00. Tater Patch Players, 95 Philadelphia Lane, Jasper, GA 30143. Tickets and info: www.taterpatchplayers.org or 706-253-2800

9/20 thru 10/7
Hot Bed Hotel
Blue Ridge, GA. Terri and Brian Cody are hoping to sell their “One Star Hotel” in the Florida Keys, to the only man who has expressed any interest, a Mr. Sam Lewis from New York. They are not expecting him for a couple of weeks, and are rather caught off-guard when they receive a phone call informing them that he flew into Miami today. You can see where this is leading…it is a farce after all! Thursdays thru Saturdays, 7:30 pm; Sundays, 2:00pm. Blue Ridge Community Theater, 2591 East 1st St., Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Tickets & Info: Central Office (706) 632-9223 Box Office (706) 632-9191. Visit: http://blueridgecommunitytheater.com

WINE & BEER TASTINGS

Open Every Day
Bear Claw Vineyards
Blue Ridge, GA. Life is busy, and there isn’t always time to slow down and reconnect with the people that you care about. At the vineyard, time moves slower, relationships connect better, and many smiles are shared. Sunday – Thursday 12-6pm, Friday & Saturday 12-8pm. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. 2281 Tennis Court Rd., Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Visit bearclawvineyards.com.

Open Every Day
Engelheim Vineyards
Engelheim Vineyards 127 Lakeview Road, Ellijay, GA 30540. Call 706-635-WINE (9463) or visit www.engelheim.com.

Ongoing
Cartecay Vineyards
Wine Tastings on the Chimney Patio or the Nealey Barn Loft. 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
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 Thurs – Sun
Fannin Brewing Company
In the Bier Garten. Dog friendly! 3758 East First Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. 706.258.2762 or www.fanninbrewingcompany.com

Ongoing Thurs – Sat
Grumpy Old Men Brewing
Dog & kid friendly. 1315 East Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA. 770-331-8870/404-966-2665, grumpyoldmenbrewing.com

Ongoing Mon- Sun
Valley River Brewery & Eatery
Located in Historic Downtown Murphy, NC at 71 Tennessee Street. 828-837-BEER or www.valleyriverbrewery.com

Open Daily
Chateau Meichtry
Chateau Meichtry, 1862 Orchard Lane, Talking Rock, GA 30175. Info: (706) 502-1608 or www. chateaumeichtry.com.

Wednesdays
Bistro 29’s Wine Wednesdays
Murphy, NC. Wine Special: $5 off any bottle purchase or a discount of $1 off any glass of wine. Also join Wayne to sample his feature wine of the day. 4pm- 10pm. Bistro 29, 29 Tennessee St, Murphy NC 28906. For info: 828-837-9022 or visit www.mybistro29.com

Saturdays
Out Of The Blue Wine Tasting
Blue Ridge, GA. Drinking alcohol is just drinking. Wine is a lifestyle. Gourmet Living. We sell fine wine, cheeses, and beer along with specialty kitchen items. Wine tastings Saturdays at 1:00 pm. Out of the Blue, 647 E. Main Street, Blue Ridge, 706-258-2750. Visit www.outofzbleu.com

Ongoing Thurs – Sun
Reformation Brewery
Woodstock, GA. 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 Sat & Sun
Montaluce Wine Hikes
‘Wine Hikers’ are guided by trained outdoor staff along nature trails, to the headwaters of the Etowah River, and through the vineyard. 1.8 mile hike and a ‘mixed flight’ of 5 Montaluce Estate wines. Price: $45 Per Person. Time: 10am – 1pm. To schedule contact matthew@montaluce.com, 706.867.4060. Or www.montaluce.com

 

While every attempt has been made to provide accurate event listings, we urge you to confirm the information provided before making travel
plans.