February-March Happenings

By on February 10, 2015

February March Happenings

Your February March Happenings for North Georgia

Arts | Events & Shows | Kids of all Ages | Music | Theater | Wine Tastings

ARTS


Thru 2/22
The Great Outdoors Art Show Bowen Center for the Arts, Dawsonville. GA. GET OUTDOORS and lose your cabin fever and visit our GREAT OUTDOORS ART SHOW. Over 25 artists will feature their photography, oil, watercolor and acrylic paintings, and sculpture. ENJOY Art Demos by studio artists. BYOB (Bring Your Own Brush) and jump in. Listen, learn and practice while watching the Masters! Light fare and refreshments will be served to please your other palette. Check with the Art Center for dates and times. For more info visit www.dawsonarts.org or call (706) 216-2787.

2/1-2/12
Fiber Arts & More Exhibit, The Cherokee Arts Center, Canton. The Cherokee Arts Center is pleased to announce the opening of this Exhibit beginning in January and running through February 12th. You may contact the Cherokee Arts Center for details: 770-704-6244, info@cherokeearts.org.

2/1-2/19
Show and Tell by Butch Anthony. Young Harris College, Campus Gate ArtGallery. An artist not easily defined, he collects bizarre objects and transforms them into strangely beautiful art for one of America’s favorite roadside attractions; his “Museum of Wonder” in Seale, Ala. His hand-built home was featured in the New York Times and is built from stones and the timber of an old cotton mill, elegantly decorated with Anthony’s own artwork. He calls his specific genre of work “intertwangelism”—an -ism of his own creation. Check website for times: www.yhc.edu

2/13
Opening Reception for Spring Exhibition, The Gallery of Gilmer Arts, 207 Dalton Street, Ellijay, GA. Start your weekend off right! Join other art enthusiasts and supporters of Gilmer Arts at the opening of our annual Juried Spring Art Exhibition. Speak with the artists and enjoy refreshments. Presentation of awards will be at 6pm. Free and public is invited. Enjoy Life with Art! Friday, 5:30-7pm. For information about all events at The Gallery: www.gilmerarts.org

2/13- 2/15
2015 Sweetheart Arts & Crafts Show at Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa. Juried crafters event featuring different categories of crafters and artists during the 3 day event. Friday the 13th from 2pm until 9pm. Saturday the 14th from 10am until 9pm. Sunday the 15th from 10am until 2pm. This is an indoor event, no charge to attend. Presented by: Robin Roberts Promotions. Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa Young Harris GA. For more info contact Karen 706-379-4606.

2/14
Landscapes in Silhouettes Workshop, FREE to Members/ $25 non members. Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association, The Art Center, www.blueridgearts.net

2/19
Adult Painting Party The Gallery of Gilmer Arts. This popular class is for everyone who has ever said, “I can’t paint.” DeAnne Stenberg shows you that You Can! You’ll do a painting on canvas using acrylics but, most of all you’ll have a great time. This is a stress-free art experience. Step-by-step instruction is given and you’ll have a unique painting at the end. All supplies included. 6-9pm. $28/$25members, www.gilmerarts.org

2/21
Cork and Canvas. An evening of fun entertainment, wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar and silent auction. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Assn., The Art Center. 420 W. Main Street in downtown Blue Ridge across from the Blue Ridge City Park. 706-632-2144

2/22
White County Student Art Competition Awards Presentation & Reception Helen Arts & Heritage Center, 25 Chattahoochee Strasse, Helen, GA, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. For information email: helenarts.orghelenartshc@gmail.com or call 706-878-3933.

3/3- 3/26
Youth Art Month Opening Reception, Each year The Art Center devotes gallery space to showcase the creativity of our youth. Schools across the county coordinate with The Art Center to exhibit art created by their students. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Assn, The Art Center, 420 W. Main Street in downtown Blue Ridge across from the Blue Ridge City Park. Opening reception from 4:00 to 6:30 in the Richard Low Evans gallery. The exhibit will remain on display until March 26th. Website: www.blueridgearts.net, Phone: 706-632-2144

3/6 thru 4/18
Wild, Wild West Juried Art Show
Bowen Center for the Arts, Dawsonville. GA. Opening Reception & Awards: March 6 from 5-7pm. Grab your boots and hat, and saddle your pony and get on down to the BOWEN for the Wild, Wild West Juried Art Show. Over 40 artists will compete for $900 in cash and prize awards. Western, Southwest and Pioneer art and collections will grace the halls and will entertain and educate visitors. During this art exhibit, we will have jewelry and leather classes, a Chuckwagon Chili Contest for you hungry cowpokes and Gambler’s Corner card parties. Check back for dates and schedules. Meet y’all back at the ole Ranch. For more info visit www.dawsonarts.org or call (706) 216-2787.

3/12
In Living Color Exhibit Opening & Reception Helen Arts & Heritage Center, Helen, GA – Art Exhibit – at 5:00PM. Featured artists are Dona K. Burke and Susan MacGregor. www.helenarts.org or call 706-878-3933.

3/14
Saturday Night! Sip ‘N Paint Party, Gilmer Arts, Ellijay, GA., 6:30-8:30pm. Start with a little paint, a glass of wine & lots of fun! No experience or artistic skill needed, includes supplies & one glass of wine (additional available for a small donation or BYOW (please drink responsibly). Leave with a finished painting. Instructor Vicki Wagoner will make sure you have a great time as she guides you through the creative process. Come solo, with a friend, or with a date! www.gilmerarts.org

EVENTS

Ongoing Tuesday Nights
Dawsonville Cruise-In Car Show Cruise-In to the Varsity Jr. at 73 Bethel Drive, Dawsonville GA 30534. 73 Bethel Drive, Dawsonville, GA 30534. Tuesday Nights 6-9 pm
Contact Information 706-265-7273

Open Year-Round
Welcome to the Len Foote Hike Inn, Amicalola Falls Park & Lodge, Dawsonville. Everyone who makes the five-mile trek through the mountains to the Hike Inn in the Chattahoochee National Forest does so for a different reason. Some come to get away from their everyday lives. Some come to spend quality time with their family. Others come for the Appalachian Trail. But no matter the reason, the result is the same: Everyone leaves with a sense of belonging. For Reservations and information: www.hike-inn.com

Open Year-Round
Woodstock Market & Show, Woodstock, GA Friday and Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 11am-5pm. Fantastic Outdoor Market vintage items, arts & crafts, plants, food and much more. Info: 770-924-0406

Weekends
Swan Drive-In, Theater. A real Drive-In Theater, Blue Ridge. Built in 1955, the Swan is one of four drive-in theatres in the state of Georgia still operating. Cost is $7.00 CASH ONLY, NO debit or credit cards. Open Friday through Sunday during the Winter and Spring months. Movies start at dusk. There is a full concession with lots of goodies. Admission $7.00 Equipped with FM Stereo Sound; just tune your car radio to 105.5. Portable radios work also. Call 706-632-5235 or check website: www.swan-drive-in.com/ for movie schedules and details.

Tuesdays 8:30AM
ASK THE VET Live Radio Show WCNG 102.7 Lake Chatuge Animal Hospital & Tri-County Animal Clinic has new radio show for pet owners in the North Georgia and Western North Carolina area. ”ASK THE VET” with Dr. Hilty Burr and Dr. Jim McClearen allows WCNG 102.7 FM listeners to call in and “ASK THE VET” any animal care questions they need answered. Those with questions can call: Murphy, NC area 828-837-9264, Blairsville, GA area 706-745-9264 or Hiawassee, GA area 706-896-9264

2/6 – 2/7
5th Annual GA BBQ Championship Weekend & Awards Banquet
Winter Throw Down Professional Contest. All Team spots have now been filled! Please note- all of our judging spots are full. Special room rates & packages for this event. Awards Banquet 2/7: Casino Royale. 5:30 pm, Grand Ballroom, Brasstown Valley Resort. www.brasstownvalley.com or 706. 379. 4606

2/10
An Evening With The Stars
The Blairsville-Union County Chamber of Commerce presents, An Evening with the STARS! Join us for an evening of celebration and recognition of Union County’s shining stars! Dinner, Entertainment, and Recognition of Awards Business Attire Suggested
Seating by reservation only before February 6, 2015. Our entertainers are Shannon York and Rob Harper.
Union County Community Center 129 Union County Recreation Road. 6:00pm. $40 per person. Contact Information: 706-745-5789

2/14
Fire and Ice Chili Cook Off!
Downtown Blue Ridge. Hot and Cool, together again, naturally. Event will be in beautiful downtown Blue Ridge. Hours are from 12pm to 6pm with chili tastings up until 4:30 pm. Free entry & walk-through. There will be entertainment and music. Lots of fun for the whole family! Mark your calendars and check back for details as the event gets closer. Blue Ridge Business Association. Visit bestofblueridge.biz or call 706-946-2030 for more information.

2/14
Valentines Day Celebration Hightower Creek Vineyards
Love is in the air and we are celebrating with Italian Wedding Soup, chocolates and roses for the ladies! Cost is $10.00 and includes a glass of wine. Time: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 7150 Canaan Drive Hiawassee, GA 30546. Contact Information: 706-896-8963 Visit www.hightowercreekvineyards.com

2/20, 27, & 3/20
Black Holes – The Other Side of Infinity, Rollins Planetarium, 
1 College Street, Young Harris, approx 30 minutes on Hwy 515. Exciting full-dome production, narrated by Academy Award actor Liam Neeson, brings the current science of black holes to the dome screen. Zip through wormholes, witness the collision of giant galaxies and experience a simulated flight to a supermassive black hole lurking at the center of our own Milky Way Galaxy. Show starts at 8 p.m., cost is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children. Tickets may be purchased up to 30 minutes prior to show or online at their website www.yhc.edu or 706-379-5195.

2/28
Benefit for 2015 Native American Women’s Drum Festival, Red Top Mountain State Park Lodge, Cartersville, GA. 1pm-5pm. Featuring: Native American Women’s Drum and Flute music, Food, Storytelling, Auction, Door Prizes and more family orientated activities. Cost: $5.00, State Park parking fee, $10 per adult, $7 seniors, Children 12 and under FREE. For more information contact Amy McCallister, 706-778-6742.

3/1
Taste of Blue RidgeTickets Go On Sale. Both online & at ticket outlets. Get your tickets early…we will SELL OUT! This will be the 8th Annual Taste of Blue Ridge major fund-raiser for the Humane Society of Blue Ridge. All proceeds from this event benefit our future Adoption Center. For more detailed information on this fantastic event and for early tickets: www.humanesocietyofblueridge.org/

3/1 thru 9/25
Classic Cars Cruise In
Dairy Queen Parking Lot On Blue Ridge Highway (GA 5). Classic Car, “Cruise In” on the 4th Friday of every month beginning in March and running through September from 6 p.m. to dark. Annette Long 706-838-4701.

3/6 thru Fall
Friday Night Live! St Patty’s Fest, Woodstock, GA – Celebrate St Patty’s in Downtown Woodstock as we kick off the 2015 Friday Night Live series. For each Friday Night Live theme, participating Downtown Merchants will have activities going on at their stores and throughout the Downtown area related to the theme of the month. Friday Night Live also features great music as bands play throughout Downtown Woodstock in front of the stores which adds to the street festival feel of the event. The 2015 is presented by Regions Bank. For more information on the FNL series, please call Kyle at (770) 924-0406.

3/7
Little River Elementary PTA 1st Annuall 5K and Fun Run, Woodstock, 8:00am. Do something for yourself while helping others to beat all the odds and make childhood cancer a thing of the past. Little River Elementary PTA embraces this dream. Join them in support of the St. Jude Research Hospital. Sign up for the Fun Run which is perfect for kids, families and all abilities. It is less than a mile and you can walk, wheel or run your way around the track! Early registration ends February 28thAll participants who pre-register, will receive a FREE T-Shirt and goodie bag filled with coupons and goodies from our local sponsors. Little River PTA is offering Corporate Sponsors an opportunity while supporting a great cause. For information contact Heidi Wentz at Heidi.Wentz@HarryNorman.com. For more information, go to www.LREPTA.org or register at www.active.com.

3/7
NOA’s Roaring 20’s Gala Benefitting No One Alone
This years Gala will take place at the Venue at Farris located just off of GA 400 in between Dawson and Lumpkin county. The evening will consist of heavy hors d’ oeuvres, open bar, dancing, music by Musical Celebrations, a silent & live auction and more! Reservations are $50.00 each and tables (hold up to 8 guests) are $400.00. NOA’s largest fundraising event, serves victims of domestic violence in Dawson and Lumpkin counties. Help NOA continue to offer its services. For more info visit www.noonealone.org/events/annual-gala.

3/8
Appalachian Trail Celebration and Backpacking Clinic, Amicalola Falls State Park, Dawsonville, GA. Two full days of events beginning at 9:00 a.m. each day. Saturday’s speakers capture the essence of the Appalachian Trail. Training sessions throughout the day, ending at 7:00 PM. Sunday local outfitters give helpful tips and demonstrations on proper gear and preparation. All programs are located in the Lodge and are FREE; however there is a $5.00 charge per vehicle unless you have a State Park Pass. Call 706-265-1969 or website: www.amicalolafallslodge.com

3/14
Empty Bowl 2015, John C. Campbell Folk School 
First, select a handcrafted bowl from a collection donated by area potters. Next, fill your bowl with a hearty meal of soup, bread and dessert prepared by Executive Chef Steve Cipriano. Enjoy live music and the company of new and old friends. Take your bowl home with you to keep as a reminder of hunger in our local and global communities. All proceeds from this event will go directly to the Clay and Cherokee County Food Banks. – One Folk School, Brasstown, NC, 5:00 – 7:00 PM. Admission: $25.00. Website: http://www.folkschool.org, Contact phone number: 828-837-2775

3/14
Georgia Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association The next meeting of the will be held on Saturday, at 10:30 AM at the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega, GA. The speaker will be GA TOTA board member Walter J. Knapp, instructor of Native American Culture and History at UNG. The topic will be “Successes and Challenges for Native Americans Today and in the Future”. Our meetings are free and open to the public. For more information: Contact: Linda Baker, Secretary, Georgia Chapter of the Trail of Tears Assn., 678-231-5242

3/14
St. Petrick’s/St. Patrick’s Day Event! Historic Downtown Ellijay. This is a one day event which features a parade for the Pets and celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. We will be having Pet Contests and a variety of entertainment. Vendors will be set up in the River Street Parking Lot. For information on this event contact the Better Hometown Office at City of Ellijay 706-635-4711.

3/21
2nd Annual Feed Fannin Bowls of Hope. The Bowls of Hope event raises money to fill the bowls of the hungry in Fannin County. Feed Fannin is working together to educate and encourage our community towards self-sufficiency while providing food for those in need. Please help by joining us at this fun and worthwhile event. Sample delicious soups, chilies, breads, and desserts from our finest local restaurants and chefs and take home a beautiful bowl handcrafted by a local artisan. Enjoy live music by Bobby Don Bloodworth, Jennifer Danner, Linda Clement, and Jim Richter. $25 per person in advance and $30 at the door (Kids are free!) Willow Creek Falls, Blue Ridge, GA. 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Tickets: www.feedfannin.com

3/21
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway begins its new season. The regular 4 hour, 26 mile round trip winds along the beautiful Toccoa River in vintage climate controlled or open air railcars. The relaxing ride starts at the historic depot, built in 1905 in downtown Blue Ridge, then stops for a layover in the quaint sister towns of McCaysville, GA and Copperhill, TN where visitors have a two hour layover; plenty of time to eat lunch, shop for unique crafts and antiques, snack on ice cream or explore. Tickets may be purchased on-line or call the ticket office: 877-413-8724 or visit website: http://www.brscenic.com/

3/28-29
11th Annual Literary Festival, A celebration of books. The festival continues to grow and become more and more entertaining as the years go on. We promise it will delight anyone who is a lover of books and reading. All festival events are free and open to the public. Historic Downtown Dahlonega, GA. 
www.literaryfestival.org

4/4
Italian Road Bike Festival 
For 18 years, the Italian Road Bike Festival has brought cyclists from all over the country to tour the challenging countryside of Gilmer, Fannin and Murray Counties in North Georgia. Start your riding season with some of the best scenic road riding that the Southeast has to offer! Gianni Bugno 43 miler: rolling hills, about 3000ft of climb, this is an Intermediate Ride. Marco Pantani 70 miler: rolling hills to a 7 mile mountain climb, about 6,500ft of climb, this is an Avanced/Difficult Ride. Giro de Ellijay 104 miler: about 10,853ft of climb, two mountain climbs, this is an Extremely Difficult Ride (no joke, do not attempt unless you are an advanced rider). All rides will have a Que Sheet/Map, Well Marked Roads, Supported Sag Stops (water, sport drinks, fruit), and Broom Wagon. Event check-in Saturday is from 7:00a – 8:30am. Mass start at 9am. Cartecay River Bicycle Shop, 123 North Main Street, Ellijay, GA 30540. www.cartecaybikes.com

KIDS OF ALL AGES

Year Round
The Lilly Pad Village offers fun for the entire family located in the Aska Adventure area built around ½ acre fishing pond. Also gem mining and miniature golf and guided hiking tours. Open Saturday and Sunday 11-4-PM. If bad weather, call first for schedule; fun packages available. Also make an appointment for guided hike with a friendly and knowledgeable guide. Call: 706-534-1317 for appointment or check website www.lillypadvillage.com for special arrangements during winter.

2/1-2
Misty Mountain Model Railroad Tour, Blairsville, GA. America’s largest, privately-owned O-gauge Train Display with 14 Lionel trains traveling over a mile of track through a 4,000 square foot fantasy layout of Southern Appalachia. America’s largest, privately-owned O-guage Train Display with 14 Lionel trains traveling over a mile of track through a 4,000 square foot fantasy layout of Southern Appalachia.Tours are promptly at 2:30p.m. Sundays and 1:30pm on Monday. See more at: 
www.mistymountainrailroad.com

2/7 – 2/28
Winter Wonderland Tours! The North Georgia Petting Zoo, Cleveland, GA. Put your hat and gloves on and enjoy a fun and interactive winter tour of the zoo! Tours Open on Saturdays in January and February. Tour Times 11:30AM, 12PM, & 1PM. Reservations required. Spaces fill up fast. Call (706) 348-7279 or email: info@wildlifewonders.org for reservations and information.

2/20
Kids’ Painting Party with DeAnne Stenberg, Gilmer Arts, Ellijay, GA
Kids of all ages will have fun expressing themselves through painting. Step-by-step instruction
will be provided using acrylic paints. Children go home with a finished work of art oncanvas! Scholarships available to qualified kids Ages 5-17. Materials included. Friday 5:30 to 8pm $23/$21 members (for each class). Call (706) 635-5605 to Enroll! Visit www.GilmerArts.org to for information and to see classes added.

2/21
Tri-State Model Railroaders Open House. Mineral Bluff Historic Depot, 150 Railroad Avenue, Mineral Bluff. The model railroad layout depicting Copper Basin Railroading in the early 1950’s invite you to come enjoy and learn how railroads played such an important role in the development of the Tri-State area and the unique history of the restored brick depot. Open Houses for 2015 will be held on the 3rd Saturday of even months from 10am until 2pm. Call 706-455-8903 for further information. Tri-State Model Railroaders 423-496-5006.

3/27
Kids Night: Earth, Moon and Sun at Rollins Planetarium, Young Harris College Campus. Help Coyote explore the relationship between the Earth, Moon, and Sun through Native American stories that distinguish between myths and science in this humorous show. This will be a full dome presentation that your children will enjoy and even learn something! 7:00PM to 8:00PM, Tickets available online $5.00, kids in FREE. For information and to view trailer: www.yhc.edu

MUSIC


On going
Blue Ridge Brewery Live Music. Downtown Blue Ridge. 6-9pm Thursday, Friday & Saturday Evenings Live Music. Please call 706-632-6611 or check Facebook or the website: www.blueridgebrewery.com for updates or changes.

2/21
4th Annual Bringin’ the Blues to Blue Ridge. A music event benefiting “Snack in a Backpack.” Downtown Blue Ridge, Fightingtown Tavern. Food, Fun, Auction, Door Prizes. Advanced tickets $45.00 for Main Dining and $35.00 for the deck. Tickets include Appetizers, Dinner, Dessert and Non-Alcoholic Drinks. Cash Bar is available. You may purchase tickets online. There will also be auction items which include; $1000 GETAWAY to Gatlinburg, two Prime Tickets to the TA/GA Tech Game in 2015 at the GA Dome and much more. For more info contact backpackfannin@gmail.com or call 706-633-8616 or 706-633-7697, www.snackinabackpack.org

2/21
Battlefield Collective at Fannin Brewing Company, Blue Ridge, 3758 East First Street. Join us on Saturday for the combined musical talents and efforts of Stephanie Caron and Evan Hart. A unique blend of bluegrass, Americana, roots, and rockabilly give the group an unmistakable and unique sound that is as full of energy as it is passion. Check them out at: www.battlefieldcollective.com. Call 706-258-2762 for more details or visit website: www.fanninbrewingcompany.com/

2/21
“Mac Arnold & Plate Full o’ Blues Concert” presented by the Peacock Performing Arts Center, Hayesville, NC – The Peacock Performing Arts Center – 828-389-2787 or contact www.peacockperformingarts.center

3/17
An Evening of Irish Music, Glenn Auditorium at Young Harris College, Starting at 7:00pm, 1 College Street, Young Harris, approx 30 minutes on Hwy 515. The Concert Band will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with an evening of traditional Irish music. Bring your penny whistle and prepare for a night of love songs and jigs from the Emerald Isle. Irish coffee and desserts will be available during intermission. For information you may call 706-379-5182 or check website: www.yhc.edu

3/27-28
Roxie Watson Band, Blue Ridge Community Theater. 7:30PM. Roxie Watson is a five-piece string band from Decatur and Atlanta, GA, who play what they like to call “altern0061-grass” music that mixes three and four part harmonies with elements of old country, Appalachian music, hymns and bluegrass; a group of women who are natural story-tellers who soothe their aggressive musical chops with beautiful harmonies, temper their rock-n-roll sensibilities with an understanding of Appalachian tradition, and come off as a little bit Keith Richards, a little bit Bill Monroe, you get Roxie Watson. For info visit: www.roxiewatson.com

THEATER

2/6-7
“The Case of the Motor Coach Murders.” Murder Mystery Dinner Theater, Gilmer Arts Station. Ellijay, GA. Friday & Saturday, doors open 6:00pm both days, hors d’oeuvres & drinks 6:00 to 6:30pm. Dinner & Play begin at 6:30pm. Tickets $30 – call now for reservations as seats on the Coach are limited. Come aboard at Gilmer Arts Station. More Information: 706-635-5605 or website www.gilmerarts.org

2/6-8
Farce of Nature, by Jones Hope Wooten. Tater Patch Players in Jasper, GA presents This will be the GEORGIA PREMIERE of this great writing trio’s latest show. A wacky collection of characters deals with a comedy mash-up of misconception, lies, lust and disguises, with some post-hypnotic suggestion and cross-dressing just to add a dash of spice. Friday & Saturday 7:30pm and Sunday Matinee 2:00pm. Check out their beautiful new theater! Contact: taterpatchplayers@gmail.com or call 706-253-2800 for more details

2/12 thru 3/1
Brighton Beach Memoirs. Blue Ridge Community Theater. Neil Simon’s autobiographical play of the young teen in 1937 living with his family in a crowded, lower middle-class Brooklyn walk-up. Dreaming of baseball and girls, Eugene must cope with the mundane existence of his family life in Brooklyn. Show times Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Blue Ridge Community Theater, 2591 East First Street, Blue Ridge, GA 706-632-9223

2/20-22,27 – 3/1 & 3/6-9
The Nerd, Holly Theater, Dahlonega, GA. Friday and Saturday shows at 8pm and Sunday Matinee at 2pm, Tickets: Adults $18.00, Children & Students $12.00. For Play details: www.hollytheater.com or 706-864-3759

2/28
Gilmer Arts’ B.E.S.T. Series presents Della’s Diner in the Ellijay Elementary School Auditorium located at 32 McCutchen St., Ellijay, Ga. 30540. Della’s Diner is a hilarious musical comedy soap opera full of non-stop surprises, twists and turns. This fabulous show serves up a delicious romp of outrageous Southern characters and show-stopping country, blues and rockabilly tunes. 7:30 P.M. For tickets: www.gilmerarts.org

3/6 thru 3/29
The Emperor’s New Clothes
Elm Street Theater, Woodstock. Performing Friday, Saturday & Sundays. Time: 7:30PM. All tickets $10.00. Email: boxoffice@elmstreetarts.org or call 678-494-4251, Website: www.elmstreetarts.org

03/17
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers The Falany Performing Arts Center, Reinhardt University, Waleska, GA. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is all boisterous fun and romance that harkens back to the glory days of the movie musical. 7:30 PM until 9:30 PM. Cost: Adult – $37.50- $40. Senior (55+) & Student – $32.50- $35. Child (12 & younger) – $17.50- $20. Check website for information: www.reinhardt.edu

WINE TASTINGS

2/6, 13, 20, 27
Tapas and Fireside Acoustics Crane Creek Vineyards, Young Harris, GA, January thru March from 6pm to 8pm at Holly Hill. Prices range $4.00-$12.00, with wine sold by the glass and by the bottle. CLOSED on Mondays. Visit www.cranecreekvineyards.com or (706) 379-1236

Ongoing
Soup Kitchen Saturdays
At Crane Creek Vineyards. Come and enjoy soup or sandwiches along with a glass of wine while looking out over our beautiful vineyards on the deck. Every Saturday from 11:00AM -5:00 PM. www.cranecreekvineyards or (706) 379-1236

Ongoing
Soup Saturdays 
At Hightower Creek Vineyards. Join us every Saturday for a different homemade complimentary soup with the purchase of a tasting or glass of wine! Saturdays from January through March from 12pm-5pm. 7150 Canaan Drive Hiawassee, GA 30546. Contact Information: 706-896-8963 or www.hightowercreekvineyards.com

2/7
Live Music with Danny Rhea, Cartecay Vineyards, Ellijay, GA. Chimney Patio, Nealey Barn Loft if bad weather.$13.00 includes Live Music, 5 Tastings and Cartecay Vineyards’ Logo Wine Glass. 1:30pm – 5:30pm. www.cartecayvineyard.com

2/11-2/15
Valentine’s Week Celebration Montaluce Winery and Le Vigne Restaurant Dahlonega, GA. Dinner service Wednesday night thru Sunday night will feature both our a la carte menu and Chef’s Choice Tasting Menu with featured wine pairings. 11:00am – 8:00pm – Wednesday thru Sunday. To make your Valentine’s Day reservation please call 706-867-4060 or reserve online at opentable.com

2/14
Valentine’s Day Dinner featuring musical artist Austin Adams. Crane Creek Vineyards, Young Harris, GA. Menu: *Brie en Croute*Salmon Pate’*Orange Avocado Salad*Beef Stroganoff* and for dessert Flour-less Grand Marnier Chocolate Cake. Seating begins at 6:30PM. $75.00 per guest includes wine and dinner (+7% sale tax; gratuity appreciated). For reservations, please email info@cranecreekvineyards.com or call 706-379-1236.

2/14
Live Music with Hear Now, 
Cartecay Vineyards, Ellijay, GA. Chimney Patio, Nealey Barn Loft if bad weather.$13.00 includes Live Music, 5 Tastings and Cartecay Vineyards’ Logo Wine Glass. 1:30pm – 5:30pm. www.cartecayvineyard.com

2/14 & On 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 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. Visit www.thevineofblueridge.com