February and March 2018 Happenings in the Mountains

By on February 2, 2018

February and March 2018 Happenings in the Mountains

Welcome to our Calendar! While every attempt has been made to provide accurate event listings, we urge you to confirm the information provided before making travel plans. With that said, come and see all that north Georgia and the southern Appalachians has to offer!

ARTS

1/13 thru 2/24
Orarius Ara
Blue Ridge, GA. The Artwork of Pam Beagle-Daresta, inspired by the patterns and shapes of nature, mainly the low tide seascape of southern Tybee Island. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, 420 Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA. Visit www.blueridgearts.net or call 706-632-2144.

1/13 thru 3/24
AIR 1st Qtr- Jack Martin
Blue Ridge, GA. Artist in Residence: Jack Martin. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, 420 Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA. Visit www.blueridgearts.net or call 706-632-2144.

1/18 thru 2/21
Apple Country Quilt Guild
Ellijay, GA. Feel warm and cozy at the Apple Country Quilt Guild Exhibition opening December 15th 2017. The exhibition will include full and lap size quilts designed and created by members of the guild. 10am -5pm. Free. Gilmer Arts, 207 Dalton St. Ellijay, GA 30540. Call Gilmer Arts at (706) 635-5605 or gilmerarts.org

2/24 thru 3/28
Gilmer Arts 2018 Annual Spring Juried Group Art Exhibition
Ellijay, GA. Opening reception 2/24. Meet regional artists and learn about their work, while enjoying refreshments and mingling with like-minded art lovers. Awards will be presented at 6pm. The Reception is free and open to the public. Gilmer Arts, 207 Dalton St. Ellijay, GA 30540. Call Gilmer Arts at (706) 635-5605 or gilmerarts.org

2/26 & 3/26
Write On!
Ellijay, GA. Writing group, which meets once a month at 6:00 pm at Gilmer Arts. Led by award-winning children’s author, Kelly Bingham, and Shorter College English professor, Dr. Marcia Bost, its members meet to share drafts and manuscripts, discuss writing approaches and talk through writers’ block, among other things. Gilmer Arts, 207 Dalton St. Ellijay, GA 30540. Call Gilmer Arts at (706) 635-5605 or gilmerarts.org

4/6 & 4/7
21st Annual Blue Ridge Writers’ Conference.
The Mission of the Blue Ridge Writers’ Conference is to educate, inform, and inspire writers. No matter the level of expertise, the Blue Ridge Writers’ Conference provides a venue for professional writers, editors and agents to provide feedback to the aspiring writer in how to craft that first novel, sell a magazine article, market yourself in the literary world, or finding inspiration for your poetry. Registration now open. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, 420 Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA. Visit www.blueridgearts.net or call 706-632-2144.

TBA
Meet the Authors!
Ellijay, GA. A Free Literary Event & Book Fair
Gilmer Arts, 207 Dalton St. Ellijay, GA 30540. Call Gilmer Arts at (706) 635-5605 or gilmerarts.org

EVENTS

Thru 3/5
Spring Plant Sale
Jasper, GA. Pickens Master Gardeners and Pickens 4-H Program present the Spring Plant Sale. Purchase dates thru 3/5. Pickup dates: 3/23, 5-7pm. 3/24, 8am – noon, at Pickens County High School Barn, 500 Dragon Drive, Jasper, GA. If you are already on the mailing list, plant sale order forms and information will be mailed out the week of January 8th. If you would like to be added to the mailing list, please call the office at 706-253-8840.

2/8
Letters from the Battle of Atlanta.
Ellijay, GA. Gilmer County Genealogy Society welcomes Brian Quinlan, author, historian, and Revolutionary and Civil War Battlefield war guide as he shares and discusses letters written during the Battle of Atlanta campaign. 2pm – 3:30 pm. Refreshments 1:30. Gilmer County Library, 268 Calvin Jackson Drive, Ellijay, GA 30540. Info: 706-635-4528 or www.sequoyahregionallibrary.org

2/8
Three Wheels Around the World
Jasper, GA. Mountain Conservation Trust of Georgia and Robert Hirsch present “Three Wheels Around the World” the amazing story of Mr. Hirsch’s six-year cycling journey around the globe. 6:30 pm. Free! The Pickens County Library is located at 100 Library Lane, Jasper, GA 30143. Info: Mountain Conservation Trust of Georgia, or to become a member, visit www.mctga.org or call706/253-4077.

2/9
Apple Day 3 Part Apple Seminar
Blairsville, GA. The The Georgia Mountain Research & Education Center (GMRE) is offering a three-part series on growing apples. Part 1- Apple Disease Control: 1pm-2:30pm. Part 2 – Apple Tree Pruning: 3pm-4:30pm. Free. The Georgia Mountain Research & Education Center auditorium, 3 miles south of the Blairsville Square, on the east side of Hwy 19/129. Contact Clare Johnston at 706-745-2655 or http://gmrec.uga.edu/commcouncil/adult.html

2/9
Apple Day 3 Part Apple Seminar
Blairsville, GA. The The Georgia Mountain Research & Education Center (GMRE) is offering a three-part series on growing apples. Part 3 – Apple Grafting Workshop. Supplies will be provided to graft several apple scions onto appropriate rootstocks. $15 fee. 5pm – 7pm. Registration required. The Union County Schools Agriscience Center, located just off the Gainesville Hwy, 2 miles south of the Blairsville Square at: 255 Lovell Drive, Blairsville, GA 30512. Contact Clare Johnston at 706-745-2655 or http://gmrec.uga.edu/commcouncil/adult.html

2/10
Mardis Gras in the Mountains
Jasper, GA. Georgia Mountains Hospice, The Ellijay and Jasper Councils of the Knights of Columbus and The Rotary Club of Jasper invite you to the 2018 Mardi Gras in the Mountains. Enjoy fine dining, a great band, silent auction and coronation of the 2018 King and Queen and Honor Court. Black tie optional. 6:30 – 11pm. $90. Chattahoochee Technical College, Jasper, GA. Contact Gina Pendley: 706-253-4100.

2/10 & 2/11
Sweetheart Juried Arts & Craft Fair
Young Harris, GA. Juried artisans. Free Parking. Saturday: 10am-5pm. Sunday 10am-3pm. Brasstown Valley Resort, 6321 Highway 76, Young Harris, GA 30582. 800-201-3205. Visitwww.robinrobertspromotions.com

2/17
8th Annual Fire & Ice Chili Cook Off
Blue Ridge,GA. Cook-Off happens rain, snow or shine. Mark your Live music, ice sculptures and amazing chili! Buy a $10 Tasting Card to sample the competition and vote for the People’s Choice Award. Live Music and entertainment. An amazing display of unique ice sculptures from the award winning, National Ice Carving Champion “Rock on Ice” including several ice carving demonstrations. Noon – 4:00 pm. Contact: Blue Ridge Business Association: Cory Bryant at 706-455-6800 and/or Pam Fink 706-258-2432 or visit bestofblueridge.biz.

2/17
Union County Lions Club Trash to Treasure Sale
Blairsville, GA. There will be over 40 vendors with all kinds of items. Come and enjoy the indoor shopping in a heated facility. 9AM to 3PM. Early Bird Special from 8AM-9AM ($1fee). Union County Civic Center, 165 Wellborn Street, Blairsville, GA 30512. For questions and to reserve a space, call Chasity Miller at 706 897-5467.

2/24
7th Annual Bringin’ the Blues to Blue Ridge
Blue Ridge, GA. Celebrate Mardis Gras with the Rollin’ Bones! Masks, Cajun Food, Great Music, Dancing, Auction, Door Prizes, Cash Bar & More! Benefitting Snack in a Backpack. $50 per person or $90 per couple. 5 to 9pm – Willow Creek Falls Vineyard. Tickets available at United Community Bank (main), Park Sterling Bank, and Fannin County Chamber of Commerce. Call 706. 851. 8190 or visit www.snackinabackpack.org.

3/3
Cork & Canvas
Blue Ridge, GA. Support our youth arts programming as you enjoy delicious wine samplings from various regional area vintners and savory food from our local restaurants. This event includes a silent auction, wine grab and live entertainment. Ticket prices are $35 for non-members, $30 for BRMAA members, and include a commemorative BRMAA wine glass and complimentary glass of wine with each event ticket. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, 420 Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA. Visit www.blueridgearts.net or call 706-632-2144.

3/10
Bowls of Hope
Blue Ridge, GA. Benefitting Feed Fannin- Select a bowl made by a local potter, enjoy soups and desserts, listen to live music and bid on items in our silent auction. Our Bowls of Hope event strives to raise awareness and funds to fill the bowls of the hungry in Fannin County. Tickets for Bowls of Hope are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Buy tickets online at www.feedfannin.com until March 9th. Time: 12:00 – 3:00 PM • Silent auction ends at 2:00. Willow Creek Falls, 35 Trackside Lane, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Visit www.feedfannin.org or call 706-946-1001.

3/17
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Blue Ridge, GA. Get your Irish on and head on over to Blue Ridge. 11am? Festivities continue at the Boro Inn Irish Pub. 150 W Main St., Blue Ridge, Georgia 30513. (706) 851-8660 or find them on FB www.facebook.com/TheBoroInnIrishPub

3/17
St. PETrick’s Day Parade
Ellijay, GA. Dogs, cats, goats, ponies, llamas and who knows what else! Bring your pet and participate in the parade and costume contest. Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce: www.gilmerchamber.com or call 706-635-7400.

3/31
American Legion Charity Motorcycle Ride
Blue Ridge, GA. American Legion Riders Post 121 Charity Ride. Registration at 9:30 am, ride at 11am. Supports scholarship program and veterans day lunch. Veterans Building, 78 Blue Ridge Hwy. Approximately 87 miles ride. Cost $25.00 per rider and $15.00 per passengers. Contact Steve Stratman 912-856-7951 or visit http://legionpost121.org

4/7 & 4/8
Lake Chatuge Get Outdoors! Expo
Young Harris, GA. Fishing & Boats, Hunting, Hiking, Boating, Camping & RVs, How To Demos, Food & More! Admission: Adults & Over 14 – $5. From 10am to 5pm. Towns County Recreation & Conference Center, 150 Foster Park Road, Young Harris, GA 30582. For more info call 706. 896. 4966 or visit www.golakechatuge.com

KIDS OF ALL AGES

Ongoing
Mountain Regional Library System Events
Visit your local library for weekly events such as Story Time, Board Games, Crafting Club, Book Club & more! Visit mountainregionallibrary.org

Ongoing
Sequoyah Regional Library System Events
Visit your local library for weekly events for kids of all ages such as Story Time, Kendama Club, Teen Japanese Culture, Youth Crochet Club, Dungeons & Dragons, Lego Club, Coloring Group, Book Club and more! Visit www.sequoyahregionallibrary.org

2/24 & 3/24
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 and the Tri-State Model Railroaders invite you to come learn how railroads played an important role in the development of the Tri-State area. Enjoy history, model railroading, and great conversation about this Tri-State Region’s railroading history. 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.

3/1 thru 3/28
Youth Art Month
Blue Ridge, GA. Youth Art Month is a national celebration of the visual arts in education. YAM is held annually in March and is designed to emphasize the importance of quality art education for all children. Opening Reception March 1st, 4pm. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, 420 Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA. Visit www.blueridgearts.net or call 706-632-2144.

3/9 thru 4/19
Youth Art Show
Ellijay, GA. Gilmer Arts joins the Gilmer County Schools in celebrating Youth Art Month 2018 with the annual Student Art Exhibition. The exhibition opens on Friday March 9th with an open-to-the-public reception from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Awards will be presented at the reception at 4:30 p.m. Free. Gilmer Arts, 207 Dalton St. Ellijay, GA 30540. Call Gilmer Arts at (706) 635-5605 or gilmerarts.org

3/31
Easter Eggspress Train Rides
Blue Ridge, GA. Easter Egg-spress – Saturday two trips, check schedule for times. Ride the train with the Easter Bunny and hunt for eggs! Don’t forget your Easter Basket and cameras! For tickets and info: Blue Ridge Scenic Railroad, www.brscenic.com or call 706-632-8724.

3/31
Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt
Copperhill, TN. “Easter Egg Scramble” just 15 minutes from downtown Blue Ridge. 1,000 stuffed eggs are hidden at the ball field, with prize eggs and a grand prize egg for each age group! West Tennessee Avenue Ball Field, Copperhill, TN. March 31, 11:00am-12:30 p.m. Open to all children under age 12. Prizes and free photos with the Easter Bunny! Sponsored by the Tri-Cities Business Association: 423-443-1636.

3/31
Children’s Magic Matinee with Arthur Atsma
Ellijay, GA. Arthur’s program is intended for youngsters to have their first theatrical experience and it be a good one. At about 50 minutes in length, it is perfect for the young attention span and the lively performances are fun for the whole family. $9.99. 11:00am. George Link, Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse,135 Dalton St., Ellijay, GA 30540. For tickets and info: 706-635-5605 or www.gilmerarts.com

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

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

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

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

2/10
B.E.S.T. Series #3 – Legendary Guitarist Doyle Dykes
Although influenced by a wide variety of musical styles and musicians from the country of Chet Atkins to the rock and roll of Duane Eddy and the Beatles, Doyle has developed a distinct, recognizable sound that amazes audiences with skill while capturing hearts with sincerity and soul. 7:30pm. $27.50. Ellijay Elementary School, 32 McCutchen St, Ellijay, GA 30540, USA. For tickets and info: 706-635-5605 or www.gilmerarts.com

2/17
Randall Bramlett
Blue Ridge, GA. Multi-instrumentalist Randall Bramblett may be known for playing on stage with rock’s legends like Bonnie Raitt, The Allman Brothers Band, Steve Winwood (16 years), The Band, Roger Glover, Gov’t Mule and Widespread Panic among others. 7:30 pm. Tickets $35. Blue Ridge, GA. Blue Ridge Community Theater, 2591 East 1st St., Blue Ridge, GA 30513. (706) 632-9223 or www.blueridgecommunitytheater.com

2/17
EB Reece Cole
Ellijay, GA. A Homecoming – E.B. Reece Cole will return to her hometown for this concert. She grew up in Ellijay with her parents and siblings, singing ‘Amazing Grace’ for the first time in public at the First United Methodist Church in Ellijay. By the age of 17 she was in Nashville recording her debut album. $17.99 + fees/tax. 7:30pm. George Link, Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse,135 Dalton St., Ellijay, GA 30540. For tickets and info: 706-635-5605 or www.gilmerarts.com

2/24
Isaac Streetman and Band
Ellijay, GA. When Isaac Streetman played at a recent Acoustic Blends evening, everyone said, ‘Who is this young man?’ and ‘We have to book him.’ He has been playing music for 10 years but this young, but exceptionally talented young man has played solo and in bands. He performs everything from bluegrass to country, opening for artists like Ricky Scaggs. He will be bringing his band with him this time and we can’t wait! $14.99 + fees/tax. 7:30pm. George Link, Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse,135 Dalton St., Ellijay, GA 30540. For tickets and info: 706-635-5605 or www.gilmerarts.com

2/27
High School & Middle School Band LGPE Blairsville, GA. Concert. 6:30- 8:30pm. Free! Union County Fine Arts Center, 926 Panther Overlook Blairsville, GA 30512. FAC (706) 835-4500 ucschools.org High School (706) 745-2216 ucschools.org Will Stafford-Director wstafford@ucschools.org Middle School (706) 745-2483 Richard Bentivegna-Director rbentivegna@ucschools.org

3/3
B.E.S.T. Series #4 – Celtic Women Star Vocalist Chloe Agnew & Dermot Kiernan
Ellijay, GA. St. Patrick’s Celebration. Chloë Agnew is a singer, song writer and actress from Dublin, Ireland now living and working in LA. She gained fame as the youngest and one of the original members of the internationally acclaimed music group Celtic Women. 7:30pm. Ellijay Elementary School, 32 McCutchen St, Ellijay, GA 30540. For tickets and info: 706-635-5605 or www.gilmerarts.com

3/3
Gene Watson, Johnny Lee & Ronnie McDowell
Hiawasee, GA. Tickets On Sale December 8. Level 1: $37.00 + Handling & Credit Card Fees. Level 2: $27.00 + Handling & Credit Card Fees. Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, Anderson Music Hall, 1311 Music Hall Rd. Hiawassee, GA. Tickets & info: (706) 896-4191 or www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com

3/10
John Martin Classical Guitarist Benefit Concert
Ellijay, GA. Internationally acclaimed classical guitarist, John Martin, will perform a benefit concert for the Playhouse. From intimate gatherings to large concert halls John’s stellar performances have kept his audiences mesmerized. Having received several awards and appointments, being appointed as U.S. Managing editor for Guitart Magazine is just one accomplishment. $17.99. 7:30pm. George Link, Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse,135 Dalton St., Ellijay, GA 30540. For tickets and info: 706-635-5605 or www.gilmerarts.com

3/23
Michelle Malone
Ellijay, GA. This wild-haired Rock Goddess, political singer/songwriter, passionate performer with roots in church music…equal parts bad-ass guitar slinger and sweet songstress. Over the course of her career she has collaborated with artists from Greg Allman to Indie Girls. $19.99. 7:30pm. George Link, Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse,135 Dalton St., Ellijay, GA 30540. For tickets and info: 706-635-5605 or www.gilmerarts.com

3/24
Southern Uprising Tour
Hiawasee, GA. 7:00pm: Marshall Tucker Band. 8:00pm: Charlie Daniels Band. 9:45pm: Travis Tritt. On Sale: Friday, December 15th. Tickets: $67.00 plus handling credit card fees. Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, Anderson Music Hall, 1311 Music Hall Rd. Hiawassee, GA. Tickets & info: (706) 896-4191 or www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com

3/31
Kurt Thomas
Blue Ridge, GA. Kurt has opened for some of the biggest names in country music including Kenny Chesney, Brooks & Dunn, Sammy Hagar, LeAnn Rimes, Zac Brown, Sugarland, Darius Rucker, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Gary Alan. 7:30 pm. Tickets $25. Blue Ridge Community Theater, 2591 East 1st St., Blue Ridge, GA 30513. (706) 632-9223 or www.blueridgecommunitytheater.com

THEATER

2/1 -2/4
Twain by Three – Dinner Theater
Ellijay, GA. Three hilarious sketch adaptations by Artistic Director Whit Davies: Mrs. McWilliams & The Lightning, His Grandfather’s Old Ram, and Excerpts from the Diaries of Adam & Eve. Catering by Chef Saavedra of Country Corner Kitchen. Menu: Creamy Garlic Chicken over penne pasta, green beans, salad, rolls, cupcakes. Tea, coffee and water provided. $29.99 + fees/tax. 6:30pm. George Link, Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse,135 Dalton St., Ellijay, GA 30540. For tickets and info: 706-635-5605 or www.gilmerarts.com

3/8 – 3/25
Nunsense
Blue Ridge, GA. Nunsense begins when the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters, and they are in dire need of funds for the burials. The sisters decide that the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show. Times: 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

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
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

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

2/10- 2/14
Wine and Rose Package
Blue Ridge, GA. This Valentines, we are offering a Wine and Rose package at Bear Claw Vineyards!! The package includes a dozen roses (red or pink) as well as a bottle of your choice of Bear Claw wine. $69. Orders should be made online, and the package can be picked up in the tasting room during operating hours on February 10th-14th. Nothing says “I love you” like wine and flowers! Sun-Thurs 12-6PM. Fri & Sat 12-8PM. Bear Claw Vineyards, 2281 Tennis Court Road, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Bearclawvineyards.com or 706-223-3750

3/16 thru 3/28
Wine Growers of Georgia 2018 Wine Highway Weekend
Purchase your “Passport” and receive your souvenir glass at any of the 20 participating wineries. Cost of the passport is $40 and is good for every day of the event. You must remember to have your passport and glass at each winery. For those who will be staying in the region for several days, many of the wineries are open during the week and will accept the passports for tastings during the week. Noon- 5pm. Visit www.georgiawine.com

HAVE FUN Out There!

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