June and July 2017 Mountain Happenings

By on June 1, 2017

June and July 2017 Mountain Happenings

Welcome to our June and July 2017 Mountain Happenings!

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

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 www.valleyriverarts.com or call Tim Ford (828) 360-3038

4/7 – 7/1
Artist in Residence Linda Coatsworth
Blue Ridge, GA. Award winning photographer, Linda Coatsworth, presents her stunning photography during the 2nd Quarter Artist-in-Residency at the Art Center. 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.

6/9
Painting with a Purpose
Jasper, GA. Sips, Strokes and Summits Painting Party Fundraiser to benefit the Mountain Conservation Trust of Georgia (MCT). Jasper artist Amber Brown will lead the group with step-by-step instructions to recreate a beautiful mountain scene on wood. 6:30 pm at the Holy Family Church at 202 Griffith Road, Jasper, GA 30143. $50/person $45/MCT members and may be purchased online at www.mctga.org, or by calling (706) 253-4077.

6/9 – 6/11
Plein Air, Art in the Mountains
Ellijay, GA. Celebrate open air painting at some of Gilmer County’s most beautiful sites, including its vineyards, orchards and mountain and river vistas. Artists will be painting “en plein air” throughout the weekend beginning Friday morning. The public is invited to attend the live art auction on Sunday afternoon, featuring the artwork created during the event. For a full list of events visit www.gilmerarts.org, call (706) 635-5605 or stop by Gilmer Arts at 207 Dalton St. Ellijay, GA 30540.

6/10 & 7/8
Art Pickens ‘’Artist Gathering”
Jasper, GA. Art Pickens “Artist Gathering” is an opportunity for local artists to gather and network with fellow artists as well as meet and talk with residents and other art lovers from around North Georgia. Demonstrations are encouraged! 11am – 4pm. Weather permitting. Peace Park, 141 North Main Street, Jasper, GA.

6/17 – 7/22
Community Quilt and Fiber Arts Exhibit
Blue Ridge, GA. Celebrate our heritage with the age-old artistic craft of quilting. The Art Center’s Richard Low Evans gallery will be arrayed in colorful fabric, woven with care, skill and artistic flare. Don’t miss one of the most unforgettable exhibits of the year. 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.

6/20 thru 7/14
Summer Youth Art Camps
Blue Ridge, GA. Summer Youth Art Camp from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Class runs from June 20th to July 14. 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.

7/7 thru 9/30
Artist in Residence Paula Van Huss
Blue Ridge, GA. Enjoy the fascinating Native American /western watercolors as well as unique contemporary collages of Paula Van Huss whose style combines realism with a contemporary feeling to traditional subjects. Opening reception will be July 29, 5-7pm. 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.

7/29 thru 8/26
7th Annual 3-D Off the Wall
Blue Ridge, GA. Opening reception will be July 29, 2017 from 5pm to 7pm in our Studio Gallery. This three-dimensional only art show, “Off the Wall,” takes the works off the gallery walls and lets you see the beauty of three-dimensional works. The exhibit is open to all three-dimensional artists. 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.

ADVENTURE

6/17
1st Annual Dragon Dash 5K
Jasper, GA. 1st Annual Dragon Dash 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Run. 7:00 am Registration Begins. 8:30 am for the 5K Run/Walk. 8:00 am for the 1 Mile Fun Run. $20. Pickens High School, 500 Dragon Drive, Jasper, GA. Contact Michael Oubre: michaeloubre@pickenscountyschools.org

6/24
19th Annual Flapjack
5K Run
Jasper, GA. Annual Optimist 5K run in downtown Jasper. Registration at 7:00 AM with Start time of race 8:00 AM. Registration next to 61 Main restaurant. Following the race is a flapjack breakfast. On-line registration yet to be determined. For info visit: www.jasperoptimist.blogspot.com or contact Sue Appleton at jsappleton@windstream.net.

EVENTS

6/2
Senior Fishing Rode0
Suches, GA. Free event open to adults ages 55 and older. Bring your own fishing gear and bait – rain or shine – and enjoy fishing for beautiful rainbow trout. Free lunch and prizes. 9am -Noon. Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery 706-838-4723.

6/2 & 7/7
Canton First Fridays
Downtown Canton, GA. Food, music and fun for all. 6-9 pm. For info visit www.canton-georgia.com or call 770.704.1552

6/3
Satterwhite Log Home Seminar
Ellijay, GA. What you’ll learn: Three ways to purchase a Satterwhite log home and which one is right for you. Developing a floorplan, and design tips. How to budget and estimate costs. Financing a log home. Demystifying contracts, the loan application process, and appraisal values. Site preparation. Foundation options. The proper care of log homes. Finishing the interior. Registration fee includes breakfast & lunch, a package of home planning supplies, and an evening tour of homes. Cost $25 per person. REAL Educational Building 61 Old Highway 5 South, Ellijay, GA. Register Online at www.satterwhite-log-homes.com or call 1- 800- 777-7288.

6/3 & 6/4
Wing and a Rock Fest
Canton, GA. Wing contest, food, music and fun. Saturday, June 3: Noon– 10 PM, Sunday, June 4: Noon – 6 PM. At Etowah River Park. For info visit www.canton-georgia.com or call 770.704.1552

6/9 & 7/8
Second Saturday Block Party, Merchant Walk
Downtown Blue Ridge. Enjoy a stroll through town exploring the beautiful shops. Stop in the courtyard at Sycamore Crossing and listen to live music. Many shops will be running specials. Free. 6pm-9pm. Call 706-258-2432 or visit www.bestofblueridge.biz.

6/10
Charles Sumner Racking Horse Show
Ellijay, GA. This is a The National Racking Horse Association (NRHA) event that is great fro riders and spectators alike. So bring the family and come enjoy a night of fun with Gilmer County Saddle Club and the NRHA. Saddle Club Arena, 1727 S Main St, Ellijay, GA 30540. Info: Gilmercountysaddleclub1@gmail.com

6/10 & 6/11
14th Annual Blairsville Scottish Festival & Highland Games
Blairsville, GA. Discover your “clan” and hang out with locals and visitors enjoying traditional games. Highland music, dancing and food with a Scottish flair. Watch border collies herd sheep and falcons swoop down on “prey” or check your roots at the Heritage Tent. Children can compete in their own Highland games. For the “wee ones” there’s face painting, train rides. Scottish Rock Concert, Kilted Mile Run, Bonniest Knees Contest, Kirkin’ of the Tartans (church service), and a Mini Cooper parade! 9am -5pm. $10. Meeks Park (1/2 mile west of Blairsville off Hwy. 515W) 11 Pool Lane Blairsville, GA. www.blairsvillescottishfestival.org or 706-745-5789

6/10 & 6/11
Home & Garden Show
Young Harris, GA. Featuring Jim Parks from HGTV. Door Prizes and Give a Ways! June 10th from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM June 11th from 12 Noon to 5:00 PM Towns County Recreation Center 150 Foster Park Rd (Off Mining Gap Road) Young Harris, Ga. 30546. www.ExpoManagementInc.Com

6/13
2nd Annual A Toast to Angels Fundraiser at Cartecay Vineyards
Ellijay, GA. Wine tasting, music, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction. All to benefit the Hospice Angels Foundation. 6-9pm. Advance tickets $15, at the door $20. Cartecay Vineyards, 5790 Clear Creek Road, Ellijay, GA. For tickets and info call Mara Roberts 706-889-8090.

6/17
Blue Ridge Mountains Wine & Jazz Festival
Blue Ridge, GA. Bring your blanket and lawn chairs to relax in while listening to hot jazz, and sampling great wines and food in a beautiful outdoor setting. Gates open at 2pm. Music 3pm. Tickets can be purchased online $30 each. Location: 52 Boardtown Road, Blue Ridge GA (next to Mountain Top Cabin Rentals). For info call Hope @ 561-889-7499 or Terry Ellis of Kharisma @ 678-570-5342. Visit www.blueridgewineandjazz.com

6/24 – 6/25
11th Annual Mountain Fling – Arts & Crafts Show
Blairsville, GA. A two – day juried show featuring original fine art and fine crafts, ceramics, fiber art, linens, jewelry, soaps, gourds, leather goods, pet items, outdoor art. Sponsored by Mountain Regional Arts & Crafts Guild. Free. Saturday 9:00am – 4:00pm, Sunday Noon – 4:00pm. North Georgia Tech Campus, Blairsville, GA. For more information, call 706-896-0932.

7/2
2nd Annual Lighted Boat Parade
Blue Ridge, GA. Lighted Boat Parade to benefit the LBRCA Fannin County Scholarship Fund. More details to be released later. Contact the Lake Blue Ridge Civic Association – info@lbrca.org or 770-855-7378.

7/13 – 7/15
9th Annual Georgia Mountain Moonshine Cruize-In
Hiawassee, GA. Live mountain music, hundreds of hot rods, swap meet, “Moonshine Run for Cash” folk exhibits, Pioneer Village, automotive vendors, crafts, lots of fun. See a real Moonshine Still in the works! Live concert on Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:00 p.m. Check the website for full schedule of events. $10.00 admission fee, children 12 and under are free. Call 706-896-4191 or visit www.gammoonshinecruizin.com

7/15 – 7/16
19th Annual Butternut Creek Festival
Blairsville, GA. Celebrate and enjoy the Arts of this Mountain Region! The Butternut Creek Festival is one of the finest juried arts and crafts shows in the southeast. The two-day festival showcases the work of 65 artists and craftsmen in categories from basketry, fine art, fabric art, and decorative painting, to glass, jewelry, metal-working, photography, pottery, scrimshaw, and woodturning. Held annually at Meeks Park on highway 515 west of Blairsville, GA, you don’t want to miss it! FREE admission. Visit www.butternutcreekfestival.com Contact info: 706-781-1221 or email: butternutcreekfestival@gmail.com.

7/21 thru 7/29
67th Annual Georgia Mountain Fair
Hiawassee, GA. 12 days of Fun! Thousands of visitors from across the region have experienced the excitement and nostalgia that this event has to offer. First class musical performances, arts & crafts, fun carnival rides, Georgia’s rich history and culture, the Fair provides something for every member of the family. Free parking. Children under 12, free. Georgia Mountain Fair, Inc. P.O. Box 444, Hiawassee, GA 30546. View entire Fair schedule at www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com. Phone: (706) 896-4191.

7/29
Green Bean Festival
Blairsville, GA, Celebrate the green bean and “green” living the last weekend in July with pageants, a square dance, tractor show, quilting exhibit, storytellers, crafts, “living green” demonstrations, farmers’ market, and “Green Ribbon” recipe contest. Look for varieties of green beans (from heirloom pole beans to mountain white half-runners) and lots of other fresh, juicy produce. The whole county turns out for this family “Country Fair” type event. Blairsville Farmer’s Market, 148 Old Smokey Road, Blairsville, GA 30512. Visit www.blairsvillechamber.com.

FARMERS MARKETS

Friday Mornings
Trash & Treasures at Union County Farmers Market
Blairsville, GA. 7:30am – 1pm Union County Farmers Market
148 Old Smokey Rd (Off Weaver Rd), Blairsville, GA
Saturday Mornings
Downtown Market Blue Ridge
Blue Ridge, GA. Across from the Courthouse. Email contact: Linee2@tds.net. Vendors contact 706-258-4552

Union County Farmer’s Market
Blairsville, GA. 148 Old Smokey Road, Blairsville, GA 30512, (706)439-6043.

Ellijay Farmers Market
Ellijay, GA. 8am – Noon. Broad Street (adjacent to Gilmer County Court House) Ellijay, GA off the round-about. Contact 706-273-0406.

Jasper Farmers Market
7:30am – Noon. Lee Newton Park, Jasper, GA 30143.

Downtown Canton Farmers Market
9 am – 1pm. Cannon Park, Canton, GA 30143.

4th OF JULY

6/30
Firecracker Special Train Ride
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. Enjoy the fireworks and ride the Firecracker Special to McCaysville, no worries about where to park or sitting in traffic! Watch the fireworks from the comfort of your seat on the train or absorb the excitement around you by hanging out downtown. Train begins boarding in Blue Ridge at 7:00 and departs at 7:30 for a ride along the Toccoa River to McCaysville for the fireworks. Reservations are strongly suggested. Call 800-934-1898 or 706-632-9833, or visit www.brscenic.com

6/30
Fireworks in Downtown McCaysville
Take the car or hop on the Blue Ridge Scenic RR, Firecracker Express to see the fireworks shot off from the top of Tater Hill. Pre-fireworks activities start at 6:00 pm. Stores & Restaurants will be open late, with live music and entertainment at several locations downtown. Fireworks begin at 9:30 but get there early for a place to park and enjoy the downtown festivities. Tri Cities Business Association 706-964-6531.

7/1
Fireworks at Lake Blue Ridge
Blue Ridge, GA. Save the date for the 2017 Lake Blue Ridge Fireworks! More information to follow as the event gets closer. You can also view them from the top of the Dam and Morganton Point Recreation Area. Lake Blue Ridge Marina, 335 Marina Drive, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Call 706-632-2618 or visit www.lakeblueridgemarina.com.

7/1 – 7/4
Alpaca Farm & Art Studio 4th of July Celebration Open House
Blairsville, GA. Meet and learn about the gently alpaca. Learn about alpaca fiber, from on the animal to a finished product. We have two new babies (called cria) on the farm, that want to say ‘hi’. Shop in our gallery/store for unique hand crafted fiber art and jewelry gifts as well as alpaca socks & teddy bears. Spinning, felting and glass bead making demos done on request. Popcorn from our movie style popcorn maker and refreshments available. 11am – 3pm. Donations accepted. Lasso the Moon Alpaca Farm 106 Agape Drive Blairsville, GA 30512. Visit www.alpacamoon.com or call 706. 835. 1837.

7/4
Independence Day at Vogel State Park
Blairsville, GA. Summer fun for the entire family. Activities begin with the raising the flag in the morning and continue with family activities throughout the day! 8:30am – 4pm. Vogel State Park
U.S. HWY 19/129 S (11 miles South of Blairsville). Call 706. 745. 2628

7/4
Inaugural Blue Ridge Freedom 5k – 10k
Downtown Blue Ridge GA. Start your July 4th celebration with a scenic 5K or 10K run through beautiful historic downtown Blue Ridge. Bring your friends and family out and show your patriotism by coming dressed in your finest red, white and blue running gear. Stick around after the race to enjoy a post race celebration and awards ceremony.Contact Georgia Multisports at 770-926-2367 or visit www.gamultisports.com.

7/4
4th of July Observance at Epworth
Epworth, GA. This is a great American 4th of July event for kids of all ages. Located at the Old Epworth Elementary School cafeteria and playground. Come as you are. Day begins at 8 am- 10:30 am with a pancake breakfast. Events and field activities from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. including a Horse Shoe Tournament. Free admission. Then purchase tickets good for any/all events. Epworth Community Club, 125 Schoolhouse Rd, Epworth, GA, only 10 minutes from downtown Blue Ridge.

7/4
Annual Canton Fireworks & Parade
Canton, GA. Parade at 1pm. Location TBD. Fireworks Riverstone Parkway at dusk.

7/4
Independence Day Fireworks
Blairsville, GA. Watch the skies over Meeks Park light up with an explosion of lights and color! Come out and enjoy this beautiful experience. 9:30pm – 11pm. 11 Pool Lane (1/2 mile west of Blairsville HWY 515W) Blairsville, GA. www.visitblairsvillega.com

KIDS STUFF

Wednesdays
$1 Summer Kids Movie Series
Canton, GA. Fun movies kids will love at the Historic Canton Theatre presented by Canton Main Street. Two shows: 10:30am & 2pm. For info visit: www.canton-georgia.com

6/3
16th Annual Burra Burra Kids Carnival
Ducktown, TN. The 16th Annual Burra Burra Kids Carnival is set for June 3rd from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Ducktown Basin Museum in the Hoist House. All activities are indoors and geared to children 12 and under. Games, face painting, concessions and additional activities. FREE! Ducktown Basin Museum, 212 Burra Burra St, Ducktown, TN 37317. 423-496-5778. Visit www.ducktownbasinmuseum.com.

6/10
Bubbles in the Park
Murphy, NC. Music, Water slides, Bubble Play, Fun for Everyone! Free! 10am – 4pm. Konehetta Park, Murphy. For info call 828-837-3460.

6/17 & 7/15
Tri-State Model Railroaders Open House
The model railroad layout depicting Copper Basin Railroading in the early 1950’s is developing nicely. Learn how railroads played an important role in the development of the Tri-State area and the unique history of the restored brick depot. Constructed over 100 years ago, it is the oldest public building remaining in Fannin County. From 10 am until 2 pm. Mineral Bluff Historic Depot 150 Railroad Avenue, Mineral Bluff, GA 30559. Call 828-361-2210 or visit www.tsmri.org.

6/17 & 7/22
Northside Hospital’s Movies in the Park™
Canton, GA. Sunset. Brown Park: 223 E Marietta St Canton GA 30114. For info visit www.canton-georgia.com or call 770.704.1552

6/23, 7/21 & 7/28
Totally Eclipsed!
Rollins Planetarium, Young Harris College
Get ready for Monday, August 21, 2017, when the Moon’s shadow will sweep across the nation giving us 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! Be prepared for this once-in-a-lifetime celestial event by viewing this all-new planetarium show, which will explain what happens to produce a total solar eclipse, including a preview of what you can expect to see, as well as important safety tips for viewing the eclipse. Shows at 7 p.m. & 8 p.m. Rollins Planetarium, Young Harris College. Tickets on line: www.yhc.edu

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! Bring your own libations and munchies, or you 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

Weekends
Fannin Brewing Company
Live Music in the Bier Garden
Brewery Hours: Thursday 4-8
Friday 4-8, Saturday 12-6.
Fannin Brewing: 3758 East First Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513.
www.fanninbrewingcompany.com or 706.258.2762

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

6/2 & 7/14
Drum Circle
Blue Ridge, GA. Sponsored by The Herbiary of Blue Ridge, this gathering is for all ages. Come join us near the gazebo and spend a warm summer evening under the stars in a free form rhythmic percussion experience. Bring your own form of percussion and play, dance, or just enjoy a Friday evening in town. 7:00 pm. Herbiary of Blue Ridge (702) 907-4372

6/3
Breath Deep, Move to the Groove
Blue Ridge, GA. Concert to end lung cancer, raising awareness that lung cancer has no boundaries. Enjoy four concerts in one evening among the apple blossoms. Proceeds go to the LUNGevity Foundation for research, early detection, and lung cancer awareness. Concert: 4:00 – 9:00 p,m Bands: Quinn Leach • Toppers • Way Sneaky Eddie • Kharisma Jassmatic Funk. Food and beverages available for purchase throughout the concert. Mercier Orchards, 8660 Blue Ridge Dr, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. (706) 632-3411 or www.mercier-orchards.com

6/10
Maria Howell & Noel Freidline Concert
Blue Ridge, GA. Maria Howell: a combination of sultry, soulful, smooth tunes. She combines R&B with jazzy punctuations and evokes an international flavor. Noel Freidline: pianist, vocalist, writer and arranger. Noel has opened for many notable jazz artists. As a composer, he wrote music for ESPN, Walt Disney Company, Sports Center, NBA all star games and Monday night football. 7:30pm. For Tickets: Blue Ridge Community Theater, 2591 East 1st St., Blue Ridge, GA 30513. (706) 632-9223 or www.blueridgecommunitytheater.com

6/11
Wolfie: The Mozart Dialogues with The Bergonzi String Quartet
Blue Ridge, GA. The Bergonzi String Quartet, named for the famous violin maker, Carlo Bergonzi, has been Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Miami Frost School of Music since 1992, where all four performers are faculty members: Glenn Basham (violin), Scott Flavin (violin), Pamela McConnell (viola) and Ross Harbaugh (cello). Performance showcasing Mozart music. 2 pm. For tickets: Blue Ridge Community Theater, 2591 East 1st St., Blue Ridge, GA 30513. (706) 632-9223 or www.blueridgecommunitytheater.com

6/24 & 7/15
Summer Concerts in the Park
Canton, GA. 6:30- 8:30pm. Brown Park: 223 E Marietta St Canton GA 30114. For info visit www.canton-georgia.com or call 770.704.1552

7/8
Valerie Hines in Concert
Blue Ridge, GA. Valerie Hines is a folk, country and blues artist. Her music embodies the earthy roots of her upbringing in Florence, SC, the sincerity of her lyrics and the rustic essence of nature. 7:30pm. For Tickets: Blue Ridge Community Theater, 2591 East 1st St., Blue Ridge, GA 30513. (706) 632-9223 or www.blueridgecommunitytheater.com

THEATER

5/18 – 6/4
No Sex Please, We’re British
Blue Ridge, GA. 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. The plot revolves around what is to be done with the veritable floods of pornography, photographs, books, films, and eventually girls that threaten to engulf this happy couple. Thursdays- Saturdays 7:30pm, Sundays at 2pm. For Tickets: Blue Ridge Community Theater, 2591 East 1st St., Blue Ridge, GA 30513. (706) 632-9223 or www.blueridgecommunitytheater.com

7/13 – 7/30
Dearly Departed
Blue Ridge, GA. In the Baptist backwoods of the Bible Belt, the beleaguered Turpin family proves that living and dying in the South are seldom tidy and always hilarious. Despite their earnest efforts to pull themselves together for their father’s funeral, the Turpin’s other problems keep overshadowing the solemn occasion. Thursdays- Saturdays 7:30pm, Sundays at 2pm. For Tickets: 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, 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, 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

Saturdays
Out Of The Blue Wine Tasting
Blue Ridge, GA. Drinking alcohol is just drinking. Wine is a lifestyle. It’s about a sense of place; it fires up our memories and makes an ordinary day special. 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