What’s Happening in the Mountains for April May 2019

By on April 9, 2019

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 Fridays

Murphy Art Walk

Murphy, NC. Local chefs and individuals make their special dishes.  Stroll through historic downtown Murphy for an exquisite visual, culinary, and performing arts experience. Galleries, restaurants, and many other businesses will feature art, live working artists, live performances, music, and fine dining. Presented by The Valley River Arts Guild 5-8 pm.  Visit http://visitcherokeecountync.com  or call 828-557-0602

3/8 thru 4/10

Annual Gilmer County Student Art Exhibition

See the work of these talented elementary, middle and high school students as we celebrate “Student Art Month” at Gilmer Arts. Opening reception 3/1, 4-6pm.  The artwork is on display until 4/10. Free! Gilmer Arts, 207 Dalton Street, Ellijay, GA. Info: 706-635-5605 or http://www.gilmerarts.com

4/5 thru 5/4

Steven Martin: Transformation 

Blue Ridge, GA. Steven Martin’s exhibit, “Transformation,” will be comprised of oil paintings whose subjects interweave ideas drawn from psychology, science, and mythology. His paintings are often juxtapositions of forms from the natural world such as microscopic cells, energy movements, and labyrinths, creating create symbolic metaphors that can guide the viewer into a deeper sense of the interconnectedness of all things. Opening reception is April 5, 5-7pm. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, 420 West Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Registration & Info: 706-632-2144 or  https://www.blueridgearts.net

4/5 – 6/29

AIR 2nd Qtr – Margo Locke

Blue Ridge, GA. Margo Locke’s style combines the expressive feeling of Vincent Van Gogh with the simplicity of American Folk Art within a watercolor media. Like Grandma Moses, she depicts many rural scenes of people and places and incorporates her emotions through her pastoral subjects. Opening reception is April 5, 5-7pm. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, 420 West Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Registration & Info: 706-632-2144 or  https://www.blueridgearts.net

4/5 – 4/6

22nd Annual Blue Ridge Writers Conference

Blue Ridge, GA. The mission of the Blue Ridge Writers’ Conference is to educate, inform, and inspire writers. Featuring crime novelist, Thomas Mullen as Keynote Speaker, the conference offers workshops, speakers, networking and book sales. Opening reception open to the public Friday 4/5 from 5pm – 7pm. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, 420 West Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Registration & Info: 706-632-2144 or  https://www.blueridgearts.net

4/12 – 5/16

The Art of Hoguer Ramirez

Ellijay, GA. B.E.S.T. Art Series Exhibit Opening Reception. In his return to Gilmer Arts as a seasoned artist, Hoguer Ramirez shows his exceptional and diverse talent in this exhibition of sculpture and paintings. Join the artist and other supporters of Gilmer Arts at a reception celebrating his return to our gallery. On display until 5/16. 5pm- 7pm. Free! Gilmer Arts, 207 Dalton Street, Ellijay, GA. Info: 706-635-5605 or www.gilmerarts.com

5/11 thru 6/8

Celebration of Artisans, SAAG Member Show

Blue Ridge, GA. Enjoy unforgettable 2D and 3D creations from our very own Southern Appalachian Artist Guild members, ranging from pottery, painting, photography and more.  This is a member-based show from one of the largest artist guilds in North Georgia. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, 420 West Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Registration & Info: 706-632-2144 or  https://www.blueridgearts.net

5/25 & 5/26

43rd Annual Spring Arts in the Park

Blue Rudge, GA. Fine arts and fine crafts festival held in the beautiful Downtown City Park of Blue Ridge, GA during Memorial Day weekend. Shop from a variety of artworks from over 175 juried fine arts and fine crafts exhibitors, tasty food, multiple artist demos throughout the weekend festival. Pets are welcomed as long as they are leashed and well-behaved. Rain or shine. Weekend Admission: adults $5; children under 12 free. 10am- 5pm. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, 420 West Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Registration & Info: 706-632-2144 or  https://www.blueridgearts.net

EVENTS

First Fridays

Downtown Canton, GA. First Friday, May through October, Historic Downtown Canton. Live music, car shows, food trucks and local shopping. 6-9pm. https://www.cantonga.gov/visit/mainstreet/first_fridays.htm

4th Friday March through September.

Georgia Mountain Classics Cruise Ins

Blue Ridge, GA. Great fun for the whole family. Free event but you’ll want to at least buy one of their great desserts!  Free registration if you want to bring your classic car and you get a $4.00 off DQ Certificate when you register. 6pm – 8pm. Dairy Queen 380 Progress Circle Blue Ridge, GA. georgiamountainclassics@hotmail.com

Saturdays

Jasper Farmer’s Market

Jasper, GA. Fresh & locally grown produce, handcrafted goods. 7:30am – Noon. Lee Newton Park, Jasper, Ga 30143

Ellijay Farmers Market

Ellijay, GA. Local vendors home grown produce, homemade goods. 8am – Noon. 1 Broad St, Ellijay, GA 30536.

4/6  – 4/7

1st Annual Blue Ridge Parade of Homes.

Blue Ridge, GA. Join some of the most highly skilled craftsman in Fannin County as they showcase their most unique and upscale home designs. Take a self-guided tour through 20 different homes ranging from 1600 to 9,000 square feet. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. $15. Tickets & Info: (423) 241-1512 or www.blueridgeparadeofhomes.com

4/19

Murder Mystery Dinner at the Disco

Talking Rock, GA. Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard and Winery. Dust off your platform shoes & join them Friday, April 19th from 6:30 – 11 p.m. for their 4th annual Murder Mystery Dinner in the Winery!! This year’s theme is Murder at the Disco!! Tickets are $130 per couple/ $75 per single, and include the Murder Mystery Dinner Theater, a 3 course dinner catered by The Woodbridge Inn, a bottle of your favorite Chateau Meichtry wine, souvenir glass & a disco dance party with D.J. Ron from 10 – 11 p.m. to finish out the night in style!! 70’s style attire is not required, but strongly suggested! Seating is very limited & you won’t want to miss this one!! So, please call 706-502-1608 to make your reservations today!! Chateau Meichtry, 1862 Orchard Lane, Talking Rock, Georgia 30175

4/21

Going Green – Earth Day Celebration, Sequoyah Regional Library

Ellijay, GA. Explore Earth Day fun by book reading, making a bird feeder, observing earthworms, and creating unique crafts! For all ages; children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.  2-4:30pm. Visit www.sequoyahregionallibrary.org

4/27

Earth Day Celebration

Ellijay, GA.  Enjoy free food, fun, children’s activities, giveaways and live music.  8:00am-2:00pm.  Gilmer County Courthouse parking lot.  Info: Jay Zipperman 706-273-1474 or jzipperman@ellijay.com.

Bowls of Hope

Blue Ridge, GA. Take home a bowl made by a local potter! Sample soups, breads and desserts from local restaurants. Cost is $30 per person and can be purchased online through FeedFannin.com. Learn more about the event, the contributing artists, and about Feed Fannin by visiting the website. 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Willow Creek Falls and Vineyard, 35 Trackside Lane, Blue Ridge, GA 30513 Info: 706-946-1001 or FeedFannin.com

5/3

Veteran’s Fishing Rodeo

Blue Ridge, GA. Free Event. Rain or Shine. 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Must bring own fishing gear and bait. Free lunch and prizes. Georgia Sports Fishing Regulations apply. Chattahoochee Fish Hatchery, 4730 Rock Creek Road, Blue Ridge, Georgia 30513. Email: kelly_taylor@fws.gov  Phone: 706-838-4723

5/4

12th Annual Taste of Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge, GA. Willow Creek Falls and Vineyard. Benefiting the Humane Society of Blue Ridge. Tickets go on sale April 1. 5-8pm. Info: 770-377-8220 or humanesocietyofblueridge.org  

Casino Night- The Big Easy

Ellijay, GA. Gilmer Arts. Eat, Drink, & Be Merry; All for a Good Cause! $50 per person $85 per couple. Table Upgrade available – $75 per person, $135 couple or $500 for a full table (8 person table). Table Upgrades Includes Additional Raffle Tickets, Additional Playing Chips, & Theater Tickets! Door Prizes, Raffles, Prizes for Winners, Raffle – Special Grand Prize for the Night! Tickets & Info: 706-635-5605 or  www.gilmerarts.com. George Link, Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse, 135 Dalton St., Ellijay, GA 30540.

5/11

North Georgia Master Gardener Plant Sale

Blue Ridge, GA. Native and non-native plants at great prices.  Profits from sales support local community projects, 4-H initiatives, education and scholarships. 8:00am-1:00Ppm. United Community Bank Pavilion, 4000 Zell Miller Mountain Parkway, Blue Ridge, GA.

Georgia Mountain Classic Car Show

Downtown Blue Ridge, GA. Over 100 cars. Registration starts at 9:00 a.m. Door prizes and trophies for the top 75 vehicles and specialty awards. Goody Bags, concessions, Judging from 12:00 to 3 p.m. Awards will be announced at 4 p.m. Info: georgiamountainclassics@hotmail.com   Phone: 706-838-4701.

5/18

The Garden Club of Ellijay Plant Sale

Ellijay, GA. Choose from a wide assortment of native plants, perennials, shrubs and container plants.  Garden Club members will be available to answer questions and assist with plant selection. The hours are 8:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Lions Club Pavilion, 1729 S. Main Street, Ellijay.

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 http://mountainregionallibrary.org

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 http://www.sequoyahregionallibrary.org

Wednesdays

Family Story Time

Ellijay, GA. Family story times are designed for families with children of all ages. Story time is followed by a craft activity. Children must be accompanied by a participating adult. Mornings: 10:30am – 11:30am. Afternoons: 4:00pm – 4:45pm. Free! Gilmer County Library, 268 Calvin Jackson Drive, Ellijay, GA 30540. Registration is required: 706-635-4528. http://www.sequoyahregionallibrary.org/

2/23

Snow Day Indoors

Elijay, GA. Escape the cold and enjoy a cozy snow day inside! There will be snowy crafts and activities and hot chocolate! Children 9 and under with adult supervision, please. Free! 2pm – 3pm. Gilmer County Library, 268 Calvin Jackson Drive, Ellijay, GA 30540. Registration is required: 706-635-4528. http://www.sequoyahregionallibrary.org/

4/20

The 24th annual Blue Ridge Community Easter Egg Hunt

Blue Ridge, GA. On the churchyard of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Blue Ridge. The hunt is free and begins at 1 p.m. with the stroke of the church bell. A special area will be provided for very young children. Following the hunt, prizes will be awarded to children finding prize eggs and refreshments served. The Blue Ridge Kiwanis Club and Walmart are partners in the annual event. St. Luke’s Church is located at 7 Ewing Street, across from the Blue Ridge Kiwanis Club Fairgrounds. Info: (706) 632-8245

4/20

Ag Day at Mercier Orchards

Blue Ridge, GA. Farm Days at Mercier Orchards is an opportunity for the whole family to experience life on the farm. It’s an educational and fun experience for all ages. Something you don’t want to miss out on! Learn all about agriculture with  demonstrations for everyone to enjoy. Free samples in the market. Live music. Face painting for the kids. Antique tractor show. FREE! 10am – 4pm. Mercier Orchards, 8660 Blue Ridge Drive, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Info: (706) 632-3411

4/26 & 4/27

Chimps Rock

Spend a few hours with the chimps to see their forever home. Each guest will receive a rock to paint and while it dries, tour the sanctuary and learn about the lives of the chimps!  11:30 AM – 1:30 PM. Tickets are $10 per child and one adult chaperone. Additional adult tickets are available for $25. Project Chimps Sanctuary: (706) 374-3675 or www.projectchimps.org

4/26 thru 6/28

Gazers of the Galaxy ~ Brasstown Bald

Have you ever gazed up at the night sky and wondered what was “out there”? Now’s your chance to view Brasstown Bald’s scenic vista in a whole new light – or dark! Astronomer, Alex Langoussis, will guide you through the night, interpreting the wonders of the universe through his galactic stories and expertise, with the opportunity to use a high-powered telescope. 9pm – 11:30pm. For tickets and info: www.cfaia.org or 706-896-2556.

5/4

S.A.F.E. Kid’s Fishing Derby

Join Nottely Marina as they host a Kids Fishing Derby on behalf of SAFE. Enjoy fishing, fishing education, prizes, children’s activities, boat rides, and supporting your local abuse victims services programs. 11am – 3pm. Nottely Marina: 86 Doucette Cir, Blairsville, GA 30514. Info: SAFE at 706-379-1901 or Nottely Marina at 706-745-3638. http://safeservices.org

5/18

Armed Forces Day

Blairsville, GA. The Armed Forces Day ceremony is to honor and remember the men and women who are bound by oath duty to serve and protect the United States of America.  Tie a yellow ribbon in honor of your loved one serving in the military.  11am-noon. Info: www.unioncountyhistory.org or (706) 745 – 5493

5/26

Memorial Day Parade

Blairsville, GA. Parade at 10am. Each Memorial Day weekend downtown Blairsville salutes those who have served our Country by enjoying a community parade and ceremony at War Memorial Park
Ceremony to follow at 11am at the Veterans Memorial. Info: www.unioncountyhistory.org  or (706) 745 – 5493

OUTDOORS

Second Saturday Every Month

Benton MacKaye Trail (BMT) needs volunteers to work on the trail.  Something for everyone from cutting back weeds and painting blazes on trees and more.  For more information, contact Phil Guhl at pguhl AT http://guhlspace.com  or 770-548-5590

2X Weekly

Mountain High Hikers

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

4/6

SuperHero 5K ~ Blue Ridge Elementary

Downtown Blue Ridge, GA. Enjoy our family friendly event! Come dressed as your favorite superhero and you could win a prize! Overall male and female winner will receive the coveted superhero capes! Awards will be given in all age groups for male and female racers. Superhero merchandise will be available for purchase.

Water and light post-race snacks will be provided. Continued registration available through race day. 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Contact: Rose Schueneman Phone: 757-338-6221

4/8

Hike BMT: Cartecay Loop trail.  

A fairly easy 4 mile loop trail, much of it along the Cartecay river.Contact Hike leader Ken Cissna at kcissna AT usf.edu or 813-310-6084.

4/13

5K Color Run & 1M Walk ~ North Georgia Mountain Crisis Network

Downtown Blue Ridge. Since its founding in 1986, the North Georgia Mountain Crisis Network, Inc. has been serving survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Fannin, Gilmer and Pickens Counties. They offer an environment of encouragement, compassion, and support through our emergency shelter, crisis hotline, legal advocacy, community outreach and education. $35 -$40. 8:00 am – Registration starts. 9:00 am – 5K begins. 10:30 am – 1 mile walk begins. Info: crisisshelter@etcmail.com

4/15

Hike BMT: near Cherohala and Tellico Plains, TN

From Unicoi Overlook/Beech Gap parking (elevation 4,400’) to Whigg Meadow (elevation 4,940’). 5.8 miles, moderate difficulty. We will place a shuttle car at Mud Gap to shorten the return from Whigg Meadow. Contact Hike Leader Tom Sewell at SewellTom AT yahoo.com or text to 706-669-6406.

4/26

Annual Teardrop Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Chatsworth, GA. Lace up your sneakers, lean forward and get ready for the 3rd Annual Tear Drop Half Marathon! Start on top of Fort Mountain at an elevation near 3000 feet and finish in Chatsworth, Georgia, for an over 2000-foot drop for the Half Marathon. For details & registration visit www.teardrophalf.com

4/27

2019 Cohutta 100 – Big Frog 65 – Old Copper 30

The 2019 Cohutta 100, Big Frog 65 and Old Copper 30 Bike Races will be returning to the beautiful Ocoee Whitewater Center in Ducktown, TN for 2019. Pre-registration required. Contact http://mountaingoatadventures.com/cohutta

4/27

Gilmer Saddle Club Horse Show

Ellijay, GA. 1727 S Main St, Ellijay, GA 30540. 1pm. Phone: (706) 636-3779 or visit www.gilmercountysaddleclub.com

5/17 & 5/18

22nd Annual Blue Ridge Adventure Race 2019

Weekend will start with the 24 Hour Race in downtown Blue Ridge GA, Friday Night at 5:00 pm on May 17th and finishing on Saturday at 5:00 pm. The 8 Hour race will start Saturday morning at 9:00 am and finishing the same time as the 24 Hour teams at 5:00 pm. Heading to a secret location this year that has never been used before in any Blue Ridge race and should be a great time for MTB lovers. More details to come and don’t forget that the 8 Hour race sells out every year.  Race director Jeff Leininger will be setting 2 incredible courses. Info: info@argeorgia.com  or 904-477-5067.

5/25

Gilmer Saddle Club Horse Show

Ellijay, GA. 1727 S Main St, Ellijay, GA 30540. 1pm. Phone: (706) 636-3779 or visit www.gilmercountysaddleclub.com

5/25

Merrell Adventure Dash

Nantahala Gorge, NC. Suitable for families as well as adults, will negotiate a series of natural and man-made obstacles along the 5K course, including balance components, climbs and nets, a river-run, and mud pit. Enjoy a fun, family-friendly adventure run in the Nantahala Gorge. 5K dash or a 1K fun run. Info: www.noc.com or https://noc.com/events/adventure-dash

5/26

Memorial Run for the Rhodies 5K Run/Walk

Hiawassee, GA. 8am. $25 in advance. Hamilton Gardens, Gps- 96 pavilion road-at the top of Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds Info: www.hamiltongardens.org  or (706)970-0011.

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

Weekends

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

Copperhill Brewery

Live Music. Definitely casual.  Easy to relax.  Roomy. Sometimes there’s music. Monday – Saturday :  Noon to 8 PM Sunday: Noon to 5 PM. Copperhill Brewery – 105 Ocoee Street – Copperhill, TN  37317. Info: info@copperhillbrewery.com, 423-548-3030 or http://copperhillbrewery.com   

LIve Music at Engelheim Vineyards

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

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

Cartecay Vineyards

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

Chateau Meichtry Vineyards

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

4/5

Live At The Fillmore, Live Music is Better

Blue Ridge, GA. The world’s greatest tribute to the Allman Brothers. 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM. Blue Ridge Community Theater, 2591 East 1st St., Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Tickets & Info:  Email: info@blueridgecommunitytheater.com  Phone: 706-632-9223. https://blueridgecommunitytheater.com/live-music-is-better/

4/6

Hank Williams Jr.

Hiawassee, GA. 7:00PM. Tickets On Sale January 18th (Available Online January 17th at 10:00pm). Tickets: $77.00 + Handling & Credit Card Fees. Tickets & Info: Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, 1311 Music Hall Road, P.O. Box 444, Hiawassee, GA 30546. 706-896-4191 or http://www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com  

4/13

Big Daddy Weave – Alive Tour

Hiawassee, GA. Mike Weaver and his quintet of contemporary Christian rockers weave messages of praise into No. 1 hits such as “Redeemed” and “In Christ”.  7:00PM. Tickets On Sale Now. Tickets: $15.00-$175.00 + Handling & Credit Card Fees. Tickets & Info: Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, 1311 Music Hall Road, P.O. Box 444, Hiawassee, GA 30546, 706-896-4191 or http://www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com  

4/26 & 5/3

Rock the Dome II

Young Harris, GA. With a mix of classic rock selections from the late 60s through the 90s, Rock the Dome II features vignettes of the sights and sounds that symbolize the evolution of rock history. 7:00PM and 8:00pm. O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium. Info: https://www.yhc.edu/academics/math-science/rollins-planetarium/public-shows

4/27

Community Chorus Spring Concert

Ellijay, GA. $10. 7pm – 9pm. Ellijay Elementary School, 32 McCutchen St, Ellijay, GA

5/2 thru 9/26 Thursdays

Pickin’ in the Park

McCaysville, GA. Thurs., 6:00 PM to dusk, May – Sept. Live music jams & pickin’ on the banks of the Toccoa River at the Horseshoe Bend Park in McCaysville. Free Admission. (park is wheelchair accessible). Come out, bring the whole family to enjoy the experience. Picnic tables available, nice grassy lawn but you are also welcome to bring a blanket or chair. Weather Permitting. Horseshoe Bend Park, 1156 River Road, Mineral Bluff, GA 30559.

5/3

Geoff Achison, Live Music is Better

Blue Ridge, GA. Geoff has been a driving force on the Australian blues/roots scene. His music is firmly steeped in the blues but Geoff also injects funk, soul, jazz and even classical styles into the mix. 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM. Blue Ridge Community Theater, 2591 East 1st St., Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Tickets & Info:  Email: info@blueridgecommunitytheater.com Phone: 706-632-9223. https://blueridgecommunitytheater.com/live-music-is-better/

5/11

Courtney Renee Stanley

Ellijay, GA. Ms. Stanley’s vocals blend her love of standard jazz, blues and spirituals. A native of Fayetteville, West Virginia, she has been privileged to join some of the finest musicians in the metro-Atlanta region.  . $15 – $34. 7:00-9:00pm. Tickets & Info: 706-635-5605 or  www.gilmerarts.com. George Link, Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse, 135 Dalton St., Ellijay, GA 30540.

5/18

Travis Tritt & Cadillac Three – Outlaws and Renegades Tour

Hiawassee, GA. 7:00PM. Tickets On Sale February 22. Tickets: $65 + Handling & Credit Card Fees. Tickets & Info: Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, 1311 Music Hall Road, P.O. Box 444, Hiawassee, GA 30546. 706-896-4191 or http://www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com  

THEATER

3/29 – 4/7

Live Theater – Southern Fried Funeral

Ellijay, GA. Rip-Roaring Comedy. Dewey Frye is dead and the rest of the family is left to pick up the pieces- if they don’t kill each other first. $15 – $34. 7:00pm – 9:00pm. Tickets & Info: Tickets & Info: 706-635-5605 or  www.gilmerarts.com. George Link, Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse, 135 Dalton St., Ellijay, GA 30540.

4/5 – 4/21

Drinking Habits

Jasper, GA. Two nuns at the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing have been secretly making wine to keep the convent’s doors open. Wine and secrets are inevitably spilled as everyone tries to preserve the convent. Tater Patch Players, 95 Philadelphia Lane in Jasper, GA. For tickets & info: 706-253-2800 or www.taterpatcheplayers.org

4/11 – 4/28

The Prisoner of Second Avenue

Blue Ridge, GA. Mel Edison gets fired. Then he’s robbed, and his psychiatrist dies with $23,000 of his money. Mel does the only thing left- he has a nervous breakdown and it’s the best thing that ever happened to him. Tickets & Info: Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Blue Ridge Community Theater, 2591 East 1st St., Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Tickets & Info:  Phone: 706-632-9223. https://blueridgecommunitytheater.com

4/24- 4/27

Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl

Young Harris, GA. Eurydice is a reimagining of the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love. With contemporary characters and ingenious plot twists, Eurydice is a fresh look at a timeless love story.  “Pay What You Can” Preview Wednesday, April 24, 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, April 25 – 27, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 27, 2 p.m. Young Harris College’s Dobbs Theater-Goolsby Center. 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Info: 706-379-4307 or https://www.yhc.edu/academics/fine-arts/theatre-young-harris/season

5/16 – 6/2

Boeing, Boeing

Blue Ridge, GA. It’s the 1960s, and swinging bachelor Bernard couldn’t be happier: a flat in Paris and three gorgeous stewardesses all engaged to him without knowing about each other. But Bernard’s perfect life gets bumpy when his friend Robert comes to stay and a new and speedier Boeing jet throws off all of his careful planning. Soon all three stewardesses are in town simultaneously, timid Robert is forgetting which lies to tell to whom, and catastrophe looms. Thursday through Saturday Performances start at 7:30 p.m. Sunday’s at 2:00 p.m. Blue Ridge Community Theater, 2591 East 1st St., Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Tickets & Info:  Phone: 706-632-9223. https://blueridgecommunitytheater.com

5/24 – 6/2

Live Theater – Dixie Swim Club

Ellijay, GA. Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina’s Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other’s lives. $15 – $34. 7:00pm – 9:00pm. Tickets & Info: Tickets & Info: 706-635-5605 or  www.gilmerarts.com. George Link, Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse, 135 Dalton St., Ellijay, GA 30540.

WINE & BEER TASTINGS

OPEN EVERY DAY

Bear Claw Vineyards

Blue Ridge, GA. Sunday – Thursday 12-6pm, Friday & Saturday 12-8pm. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. 2281 Tennis Court Rd., Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Visit http://bearclawvineyards.com .

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

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

Copperhill Brewery

Copperhill, TN. We have created our tap room to be a local hangout and loved establishment. If you appreciate high quality craft brews, stop in and experience ours! Monday – Saturday: Noon to 8 PM Sunday: Noon to 5 PM. Copperhill Brewery – 105 Ocoee Street – Copperhill, TN  37317. Info: 423-548-3030 or http://copperhillbrewery.com  

Ongoing Wed – Sun

Blue Ridge Brewery

Dog friendly outdoor patio. Open Wednesday through Sunday 11:00am – 9:00pm. Blue Ridge Brewery, 187 Depot Street, Blue Ridge, GA. 706. 632. 6611 or www.blueridgebrewery.com

Ongoing Thurs – Sun

Buck Bald Brewing

Thursday, Friday, Saturday – Noon to 8pm

Sunday – Noon to 6pm. Buck Bald Brewing, 160 Ocoee Street,

Copperhill, TN 37317. Info: 706.431.7141 or https://buckbaldbrewing.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, www.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

HAVE FUN Out There!

Deadline for June/July Calendar Items is May1st.

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