What’s Happening in the Mountains February & March 2022

By on February 2, 2022

Welcome to our Calendar! 

Due to COVID-19 many events have been cancelled and some may require masks or proof of vaccination. 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

1st & 3rd Tuesdays Every Month

Plein Air Painters of Hiawassee

Hiawasee, GA. Meet at ArtWorks and leave at 2pm for a local scenic spot to spend a fun afternoon painting with other artists. All media welcome. Bring supplies and equipment you can carry. Some walking on uneven ground may be required. Remember to bring some water and a hat. During winter months, we paint as long as afternoon temperature is at least 50 degrees. 2pm-5pm  ArtWorks Gallery & Gifts, 232B Chatuge Way, Hiawassee, GA. www.artworksgalleryga.com or 706-896-0932.

3rd Wednesdays Every Month

Quilt Guild

Jasper, GA. Out on a Limb Quilt Guild meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month 1pm – 3pm. Pickens County Community Center, Camp Road, Jasper, GA. 30143. Info: Cathy Vickers (678) 452-2155.

9/14 thru 10/10

Plein Air Exhibit

Blue Ridge, GA. A spectacular exhibit filled with images from local scenery and landscapes created during our four-day 2021 Plein Air International Paint-Out. This exhibit will be on display and available for purchase in our Studio Gallery. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Center, Website: www.blueridgearts.net, Email: BlueRidgeArts@gmail.com, Phone: 706-632-2144.

1/8 thru 2/19

Art Archive Sale

Blue Ridge, GA. Enjoy handcrafted works and hundreds of art items available at incredibly discounted prices during the 2022 Art Archive Sale inside the Richard Low Evans Gallery at the Art Center. Tuesday- Sunday 10am -6pm. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Center, Website: www.blueridgearts.net, Email: BlueRidgeArts@gmail.com, Phone: 706-632-2144.

1/20 thru 4/2

1st Quarter Artist in Residence:
Marla J. McCormick

Blue Ridge, GA.T ake an art journey through the realistic paintings of Marla J. McCormick. Her precise painting skills combined with her artistic talent for realism create an exhibit you don’t want to miss.Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Center, Website: www.blueridgearts.net, Email: BlueRidgeArts@gmail.com, Phone: 706-632-2144.

2/3

Temi Coker, Photography & Design

Young Harris, GA. Temi Coker is a multidisciplinary artist from Dallas, TX. Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Temi is widely known for his creative approach to photography and design. His goal is to help people tell and share their stories through different digital mediums. Temi was one of the seven Adobe Creative Residents for the 2018/2019 year and has since worked for Apple, Adobe, Facebook, HBO, Google, Twitter and more. Weekdays 9am – 5pm.  Campus Gate Art Gallery

Young Harris College, 5149 College Street, Young Harris, GA 30582. Info: (706)379-5114

2/24 thru 3/31

Youth Art Month

Blue Ridge, GA. Support our young and talented emerging artists during the nationally celebrated Youth Art Month. Young artists from Fannin County and Copper Basin area schools, as well as homeschool artists and students from the Radical Scholars program, will display their artwork inside the Richard Low Evans Gallery highlighting this year’s theme “Art Connects Us.” Opening Reception will be February 24, 3:30pm–5:30pm.Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Center, Website: www.blueridgearts.net, Email: BlueRidgeArts@gmail.com, Phone: 706-632-2144.

 

EVENTS

 

Ongoing Mondays

Bingo at Buck Bald Brewing

Copperhill, TN. Win cool prizes and have some fun. Starts at 6m. Free! Buck Bald Brewing, 160 Ocoee Street, Copperhill, TN 37317. Info: 706.431.7141 or https://buckbaldbrewing.com

2nd, 4th, and 5th Mondays

Twirlers Square Dancing

Jasper, GA. Twirlers dance the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Mondays of the month at 7pm (lessons at 6pm). Bent Tree Club Tamarack, Jasper, GA. Info: 770-893-2629.

Ongoing Mondays

SINGO!

Blue Ridge, GA. Singo is a mix of Bingo and great music. To play, everyone is given a bingo card. We’ll play about a minute of each song and you match the song to a tile on your board – just like Bingo! The first person to match 5 in a row and yell out “SINGO” is our winner! 6 – 8pm. bin322 Wine & Tapas Bar, 116 West Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Email: info@bin322.com

Phone: 706-946-0472

Tuesdays

Trivia  at Lucky’s

Blairsville, GA. Prizes and great food! 7-9pm. Lucky’s Taqueria & Cantina, 17 Merchants Walk, Blairsville, GA 30512. Info: : https://www.luckystacoshop.com/ or 706-487-4231.

Ongoing Wednesdays

Cast-Off Pet Rescue Bingo

Blairsville, GA. Would you like to save dogs and cats and win money? Join us every Wednesday for Bingo Night! The Jackpot depends on YOU! If we at have least 60 players, jackpot will be $600.00. At least 80 players, jackpot will be $800.00. At least 100 players, jackpot will be $1,000.00!!! Doors 6 pm and games 7pm. Blairsville Civic Center, 165 Wellborn Street, Blairsville, GA. 30512. For info: www.castoffpetrescue.org or call (706) 487-4539.

Ongoing Wednesdays

Team Trivia at Hoppy Trout

Andrews, NC. Four rounds of trivia. Each round has a different category with 10 questions. Prizes are a $5 gift card for each of the first three rounds and a $20 gift card for the overall winning team at the end. 6:30pm. Free! Hoppy Trout Brewing Company 911 Main St. Andrews, NC 28901. Info: www.hoppytroutbrewing.com or 828-835-2111

Ongoing Thursdays

Trivia at Copperhill Brewery

Copperhill, TN. Gift certificates for first thru 3rd place winners. Starts 6pm SHARP. Copperhill Brewery, 105 Ocoee St, Copperhill, TN 37317. Info: (423) 548-3030 or copperhillbrewery.com

First Thursdays

Shop Late Thursdays

Blairsville, GA. Downtown Blairsville businesses will be open additional hours from 5pm – 8pm and featuring deals, discounts and other offers! Avoid the crowds on the weekends and visit Downtown Blairsville on the First Thursday of the month! Look for businesses with a red balloon! Info: www.visitblairsvillega.com or 877. 745.5789.

Ongoing Thursdays

Dart Tournament and Open Jam Session

Murphy, NC. Darts- 5pm. Jam- 5pm – 7pm. The Daily Grind And Wine, 46 Valley River Ave Murphy, NC 28906. Info: (828) 835-7322 or http://thedailygrindandwine.com/

Ongoing Fridays

Hiawassee Night Market

Hiawassee, GA.  Open-air night artist & artisan market: fresh produce, food trucks, games, and live music.The monthly destination for outdoor dining, shopping, and entertainment. 5pm- 10pm. Town Square at 19 S. Main Street, Hiawassee GA. http://hiawasseega.gov 

2nd Friday Each Month

Fantastic Finds Friday

Blairsville, GA. Come to Merchants Walk for great deals all day. Save, stay and enjoy! 7:30am- 8pm. Hours vary between merchants. Info: www.visitblairsvillega.com or 877. 745.5789.

Ongoing 2nd Saturdays

Saturdays at Riverwalk

McCaysville, GA. Shop * Eat * Play * Late. Most stores open late on the 2nd Saturday of each month this summer. Fun Shopping * Free Gifts * Special Offers. Eat dinner at Burra Burra on the River or Twisted Tomato, browse the unique Shops & Boutiques, and enjoy live music at TOONEYS Music Venue. Riverwalk Shops, 100 Blue Ridge Drive, McCaysville, GA 30555.

2/1 thru 2/25

CASA Volunteer Training

Ellijay, GA. Join us for CASA Volunteer Training! Training will be held every Tuesday and Friday until February 25, 2022.  9am-1pm. Please contact our office for more information at (706)276-2272 or advocacy@appalachiancasa.com.  Applications are available online at www.appalachiancasa.com.

2/4 thru 2/6

The Sweetheart Arts And Craft Show

Young Harris, GA. The Brasstown Valley Resort and Spa. Sweetheart Show includes pyrography, painting, cut-work, coiling, and basketry on the gourds. Judo’s specialty is coiling with waxed linen thread to create functional and decorative pieces. This event showcases products like promote both indoor and outdoor festivals of highly juried artisans. Friday  2pm -7pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am -3pm. FREE! Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa, 6321 US-76, Young Harris, GA. Info: https://www.brasstownvalley.com/ or (706) 379-9900

2/5

Canton Chocolate Walk

Downtown Canton, GA. Join us for an afternoon of shopping and chocolate in Downtown Canton! Stroll the beautiful streets, visit your favorite shops and sample chocolate provided by our Downtown businesses. Don’t worry, you’ll have a goody box to take home any uneaten chocolate….wouldn’t want it to go to waste! Tickets will go on sale soon! Noon-6pm. Info & Tickets: https://www.cantonga.gov

2/5

Feature Showing- Hidden Figures- 2016 Film

Canton, GA. Join us as we recognize Black History Month with this inspiring story of the female, African-American mathematicians who revolutionized the Space Race. Tickets are $2 online and in person. 7pm – 9pm. Canton Theatre 171 E Main St., Canton, Georgia 30114. Info: kristin.norton@cantonga.gov or 770-704-0755. Tickets available at https://cantonga.governmentwindow.com/estore/theater/canton-theatre.html

2/5

Songs and Stories featuring Jim McCutcheon

Cherry Log, GA. The Craddock Center is excited to announce the return of Songs & Stories in honor of Helen Lewis. This annual performance includes musicians and storytellers who share the best of Appalachia’s unique culture and traditions. Free! 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM. The Craddock Center, 186 Fred Craddock Drive, Cherry Log, GA 30522. Info: 706-632-1772 or  www.craddockcenter.org

2/12

Pawlentines Photo

Blairsville, GA. Does your favorite Valentine have paws?! Safe Pet Project invites you to bring your furry Valentine for a photo in our Kissing Booth. February 12th from 1pm – 4 pm. Safe Pet Project Thrift Store 307 Cleveland St. Unit O (Basement, Back side of the building where Enterprise Rent-A-Car is located). Suggested $5.00 Donation. Info: http://safepetproject.org or (706) 400-7076.

2/19

11th Annual Fire & Ice Chili Cook Off and Craft Beer Festival

Downtown Blue Ridge, GA. Buy a $10 Tasting Card to sample the competition and vote for the People’s Choice Award. An amazing display of individual and unique ice sculptures from the award winning, National Ice Carving Champion Rock On Ice including several ice carving demonstrations, in the park, during the entire event. Hours: Noon- 4pm. Tasting cards will be sold from 11 am to 2:30 pm. Tasting begins at noon. All People’s Choice votes MUST be turned in by 2:30 pm. Cook-Off will happen come rain, snow or shine! Info: 678-793-6645. Or www.facebook.com/fireandicechilicookoff/

2/18 & 3/18

Stories On The Square – Open Mic Night

Hayesville, NC. Attend this free in-person event sponsored by Mountain Area Storytellers or watch it as it’s live streamed via Zoom and reconnect with friends, family & fellow storytellers.  This “old time” open mic event will combine in-person and Zoom performers: storytellers, writers and musicians. 6pm-7:30pm. FREE! Corner Coffee and Wine Shop at Main and Church Streets, On the Square in historic Hayesville, 66 Church St., Hayesville, NC  28904. Info: (502)525-7272(Kanute Rarey, Storyteller and Host)

2/26 & 3/26

Cars and Coffee Cruise-In

Ellijay, GA. North Georgia’s monthly meet of auto and motorcycle enthusiasts. Held in beautiful Ellijay, Ga on the last Saturday of each month. Bring your everything on wheels and enjoy free coffee and donuts. 50/50 raffle and great conversation. 8am -11am. Riverside Pavillion on Main Street, ELLIJAY, GA  30540. Contact Information: Michael Johnson 843-814-3774 (p) mhjfedex@aol.com

3/5

Cork & Canvas

Blue Ridge, GA. Support the arts as you enjoy wine samplings from various area vintners. This year’s event includes wine grab, silent auction, count the corks raffle, savory food, and live entertainment. Tickets : $40 ($35 for BRMAA members)  includes free samples of local area vintners, a commemorative BRMAA wine glass, gourmet food selections, and a complimentary glass of wine. Tickets are available here online and at the Art Center, located in Downtown Blue Ridge. All proceeds from this event benefit our youth arts programming including our Summer Art Camp and our ongoing youth arts education scholarships. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Center, Website: www.blueridgearts.net, Email: BlueRidgeArts@gmail.com, Phone: 706-632-2144.

3/5

7th Annual Military Ball

Young Harris, GA. All Services and Civilians are invited to attend. This event is to celebrate the 80th birthday of “The Seabees.”  The evening includes a cash bar and a dinner buffet. Social Hour: 5:30 PM; Dinner: 6:30pm; Ceremony: 7:30pm; Dancing: 10 – 11:30pm. Tickets on Sale until March 1, 2022: Active Duty / Reserve E1-E5: $30. All Others: $50 ($5 Discount per ticket purchased by 1/31/22). The Ridges Resort On Lake Chatuge, Young Harris, GA. Tickets & Info: Ed Crenshaw at 706-897-2649 or ccbret@windstream.net or Bob Ramey at 706-400-9245 or bobramay@windstream.net

3/11 & 3/12

Georgia Mountains Hospice Volunteer
Yard Sale

Jasper, GA.  Yard Sale will be held in the Stancil Room of the Georgia Mountains Hospice Building. ANY DONATED ITEMS APPRECIATED – but please no clothes. All proceeds go to support Georgia Mountains Hospice. Friday: 8am-3pm, Saturday: 8am- Noon. Georgia Mountains Hospice, 70 Caring Way, Jasper, GA (Stancil Room). For info, contact Judy Chance 706-253-4100.

3/13

The North Georgia Wedding Expo

Blairsville, GA. Everything you need to make decisions from destination venues and catering to cake tastings and honeymoon ideas.  From wedding jewelry to custom bridal party gifts, from bachelor party getaway guides to photographers, from lodging options to DJ choices, from wedding hair and make-up to flowers and centerpieces, every detail of your wedding matters. FREE! 1pm – 5pm. Union County Community Center, 129 Union County Recreation Road, Blairsville, GA 30512. Info: www.VisitBlairsvilleGA.com. randi@blairsvillechamber.com or (706) 745-5789.

3/18 & 3/19

41st Hammer-In at Trackrock!

Blairsville, GA. Anyone interested in knives, knife making, Hawks, leather work, collecting, trading, etc. Watch, meet and talk with some of the Souths most talented makers and craftsmen and women. See discard steel, scrap metal, wood and bone transformed into functional works of art. Craftsmen and visitors from all over the USA and other countries, Finished knives on display and for sale. Materials and Supply vendors, etc. FREE! Trackrock Campground & Stables, 141 Trackrock Camp Rd, Blairsville, GA 30512. Info: www.facebook.com/events/317218940299677?ref=newsfeed

3/19

Yappy Hour

Blairsville, GA. Join the all-volunteer crew from Safe Pet Project at Grandaddy Mimm’s Distilling for Yappy Hour! Featuring Mountain Gypsy Music with Curtis and Kim Jones. Each ticketholder will receive: Limited-edition Safe Pet Project glass; Choice of one of our signature drinks (The Wicked Mutt or The Pink Pussycat); Food ticket; Tickets for each of our raffles. Starts at 1pm. Online tickets $25.00 (+ processing fee) for attendees 21 and older at: yappyhourwithsafepetproje.rsvpify.com. Tickets also available at the Safe Pet Project Thrift Store (with no processing fee). Grandaddy Mimm’s Distilling Co., 112 Wellborn St, Blairsville, GA 30512. Info: https://safepetproject.org/events/  or (706) 400-7076.

3/29

Ginseng Diggers Book Signing and Discussion

Ellijay, GA. Dalton State Mountain Campus will be hosting and Book Signing and Discussion on March 29, 2022 at 2 pm.  Dr. Thomas Luke Manget will discuss his new book Ginseng Diggers:  A History of Root and Herb Gathering in Appalachia. 2pm – 4pm. Free! Dalton State Mountain Campus, 103 Dalton Street, Room 106 The Hub Center for Entrepreneurship, Ellijay, GA 30540. Info: www.daltonstate.edu/mountaincampus or 706-635-1260.

4/8 & 4/9 

24th Annual Blue Ridge Writers’ Conference

Blue Ridge, GA. The Virtual Blue Ridge Writers’ Conference mission is to educate, inform and inspire writers. We are proud to host award-winning author Melissa Fay Greene as our keynote speaker alongside several other talented authors for two days full of literary knowledge. Throughout the conference, writers will network with fellow writers, expand their knowledge base and learn to hone their skills in various breakout sessions. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Center, Website: www.blueridgearts.net, Email: BlueRidgeArts@gmail.com, Phone: 706-632-2144.

 

KIDS OF ALL AGES

 

Ongoing Wednesdays

Themed Storytime & Crafts

Jasper, GA. Join Miss Crystal at Pickens County Recreation Department in classroom one for Storytime! We’ll have themed stories and a themed craft! Children must be accompanied by an adult. To sign up for this event, call 706-692-5411 or visit calendarwiz.com/sequoyahreglib. Pickens County Recreation Department, 1329 Camp Road, Jasper, GA

2/18 & 2/25

The Sun: Our Living Star, Planetarium Show

Young Harris, GA. The Sun is our nearest star and our planet’s powerhouse, the source of the energy that drives our winds, our weather and all life.  The light that warms our skin today has been felt by every person who has ever lived.  The passage of the Sun’s fiery disc across the sky – day by day, month by month – was how humanity kept track of time for countless generations.  Although it is a typical dwarf star, the Sun consumes 600 million tons of hydrogen each second and is 500 times as massive as all the planets combined.  Discover the secrets of our star and experience never-before-seen images of its violent surface in this visually striking planetarium show about the most important star in our lives. Tickets: $5 online or at the door. O. Wayne .Rollins Planetarium, Young Harris College Campus, 1 College Street, Young Harris, GA  30582. Tickets & Info: http://yhc.edu/planetarium or (706)379-5195.

 

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

Mondays

Live Music at Lucky’s

Blairsville, GA. Featuring local artists every Monday from 7-10pm. Lucky’s Taqueria & Cantina, 17 Merchants Walk, Blairsville, GA 30512. Info: https://www.luckystacoshop.com/ or 706-487-4231.

Thursdays

Karaoke at Lucky’s

Blairsville, GA. Prizes and great food! 7-10pm. Lucky’s Taqueria & Cantina, 17 Merchants Walk, Blairsville, GA 30512. Info: : https://www.luckystacoshop.com/ or 706-487-4231.

Thursdays thru Saturdays

Live Music at Tooney’s

McCaysville, GA. A special spot where you can enjoy live music, drink an ice-cold craft beer, and enjoy the night scene by the river. Tooneys Music Venue, 100 Blue Ridge Drive, McCaysville, GA 30555. Info: https://www.tooneys.com/ or 828-347-1370.

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 www.unioncountyhistory.org/

Fridays

Guitars & Grapes Live Music Series

Blairsville, GA. We are featuring some of the best local musicians to play in every Friday night on our patio from Bring a friend, grab a glass of wine, and enjoy a variety of music including Indie Folk, Country, Americana Folk, and more. Free! 4:00pm – 8:00pm. Paradise Hills Resort, Winery & Spa, 366 Paradise Rd., Blairsville, GA 30512. Info: www.paradisehillsvineyard.com or 706-745-7483.

Fridays

Live Music

Andrews, NC. Snowbird Mountain Brewery and enjoy live music paired with Terry’s craft beer selection. Local talent! Free. 4pm-7pm. 378 Locust Street, Andrews, NC 28901. Info: https://www.snowbirdmountainsbrewery.com/ or 678-410-3035

Fridays & Saturdays

Live Music at Misty
Mountain Hops

Blue Ridge, GA. 6- 9pm. Misty Mountain Hops, 3300 East 1st Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Info: 706-946-8620

Fridays & Saturdays

Live Music at the Reece Farm & Heritage Center

Blairsville, GA. Small venue concerts will be held behind the welcome center on the stage beside the creek or at the pavilion. Free, donations accepted. 1pm- 3pm. Reece Farm and Heritage Center, 8552 Gainesville Hwy, Blairsville, GA 30512. Info: Web: http://www.unioncountyga.gov/reecefarm/ Email: bhrfarm@uniongov.com Phone: (706) 745-2034

Fridays & Saturdays

Live Music at bin322 Wine & Tapas Bar

Blue Ridge, GA. 6-9pm. bin322 Wine & Tapas Bar, 116 West Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Email: info@bin322.com Phone: 706-946-0472

Fridays & Saturdays

Live Music at Murphy’s Chophouse

Murphy, NC. Murphy’s Chophouse, 130 Valley River Ave, Murphy, NC 28906. Info: http://www.murphyschophouse.com/ or 828.835.EATS (3287)

Fridays & Saturdays

Live Music at Chevelle’s

Murphy, NC & Hayesville, NC. Chevelle’s 66, 66 Hiwassee St, Murphy, NC 28906. Chevelle’s 69, 983 NC 69 ,Hayesville, NC 28904. No cover. 9pm. Info: http://chevellerestaurants.com or 828-835-7001.

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.com

Weekends 

Live Music at Engelheim Vineyards

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

Weekends

Live Music at Rocco’s

Rocco’s Pub, 47 Mountainside Village Parkway, Jasper, GA. Contact 706.253.1900 or visit http://roccosjasper.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.

Weekends

Live Music at Mystic Mountain Pizza

Blue Ridge, GA. We’re excited to showcase some of the Groovy local live talent. Mystic Mountain Pizza, 4118 E First Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Info: www.facebook.com/topstreet1, mysticmountainpizzaco.com or 706-946-0378.

2/19

Rich Cerniglia & Shani Palmer

Ellijay, GA. Two Shows for the Price of One! Rich Cerniglia, guitarist. Shani Palmer, vocalist and her acoustic trio. 7pm. Tickets & Info: Gilmer Arts 207 Dalton St. Ellijay, GA 30540. 706-635-5605. Visit www.gilmerarts.com

2/26

Three Dog Night

Hiawassee, GA. Live with some of their greatest hits: “Mama Told Me (Not To Come)”, “Joy to the World”, “Black and White”, “Shambala”, “One”, and more! 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM. Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, 1311 Music Hall Road, Hiawassee, GA 30546. Info & tickets: https://georgiamountainfairgrounds.com or (706) 896-4191

3/11

Johnny Jameson

Ellijay, GA. Get Your Irish On with a Johnny Jameson St. Patty’s Weekend! You will hear all your favorite Irish ditties, ballads, and stories from the man who was celebrating with us each St. Patty’s for a few years now. Johnny Jameson and the Empty Pints are the best Irish/Celtic drinking song band in Tennessee! 7pm. Gilmer Arts 207 Dalton St. Ellijay, GA 30540. 706-635-5605. Visit www.gilmerarts.com

3/12

Blue Betty Sessions: Wyatt Espalin & Surrender Hill

Ellijay, GA. Two seasoned songwriters/performers will share the stage at the playhouse at 7pm. One of our very favorites Surrender Hill will open the show followed by the headliner, award winning fiddler Wyatt Espalin and his band performing Wyatt’s original music. Wyatt will also conduct a songwriting/harmony workshop at 1 PM; there is no additional charge for the workshop if a ticket has been purchased for the evening performance. 1 pm Songwriting Workshop by Wyatt Espalin. 6 pm Art Exhibition by Jonathan Callicutt. 7 pm Blue Betty Sessions Presents: The Big Show Extravaganza! Featuring Wyatt Espalin Band and Surrender Hill. Tickets & Info: Gilmer Arts 207 Dalton St. Ellijay, GA 30540. 706-635-5605. Visit www.gilmerarts.com

4/17 

7 Licks Concert

Ellijay, GA. 7 Licks is coming to the George Link, Jr Gilmer Arts Playhouse to share the rock, blues and jam music they love! 7pm. Tickets and info: Gilmer Arts 207 Dalton St. Ellijay, GA 30540. 706-635-5605. Visit www.gilmerarts.com

 

OUTDOORS

 

Thursdays 

Fun Runs at The Riverwalk

Walk, jog, or run with us every Thursday at 5:30pm .. then stick around to unwind with a craft beer or fine wine. Join friends, have fun, and get some exercise. Meet by the steel bridge, just outside Burra Burra’s river deck gate. Location: Riverwalk Shops ~ Burra Burra, 100 Blue Ridge Drive, McCaysville, GA 30555.  Info:www.riverwalkshops.com

2/19

Chilly Bear Chase 5K

McCaysville, GA. 3.1 Miles, 2 States, 1 Steelbridge .. a 5K like no other, costumes encouraged!!! The course takes runners through the charming downtowns of McCaysville and its sister city, Copperhill, Tennessee – two cities united by a state line at the heart of the historical Copper Basin. Covering 3.1 miles, participants will not only cross from Georgia into Tennessee and back into Georgia, but they will also run through the iconic steel bridge, one of few left in America, that spans the Toccoa River (aka Ocoee River in Tennessee). 5:30 – 6:30pm. Hosted by the McCaysville Business Assoc. Info: 706-964-1000

3/26

The Great Ape Escape 5K-ish

Morganton, GA. Join us for our very 1st Great Ape Escape 5K-ish! Invite your friends and family to walk, run, or hike this fun off road race! $60/Participant: Admittance to race and the Escape Zone, Race Packet, 10 week 5K-ish Training Plan, Finisher’s Medal (wooden), Great Ape Escape T-shirt. Students save $10! $25/Participant: No Frills Option- Leave out the t-shirt and the medal and save money! Add On Tour Option: Add on a tour of the sanctuary! Select the time window for your tour when booking your ticket, exact time of tour will be confirmed upon check-in at the event. Proceeds benefit Project Chimps. Registration 10am, Race 11am. Info & tickets: https://projectchimps.org/events/great-ape-escape-5k-ish/

4/2

2nd Annual Cartecay Wine Run 5k

Ellijay, GA. Like Running or Walking?  Love Wine?  This race is for you! An exciting new event that features the amazing hospitality and scenery of Cartecay Vineyards with a breathtaking backdrop of the Southern Appalachian Mountains, and amazing wines produced by locally grown Cartecay Vineyards’ grapes! Please Note:  This is a very hilly course.  It is very suitable for walkers and beginners, but does have some challenging spots. 8am – Noon. Cartecay Vineyards, 5704 Clear Creek Rd., Ellijay, GA 3053. Info and tickets: 706-698-9463 Or www.cartecayvineyards.com/calendar.htm

 

THEATER

 

2/25 thru 3/6

Tuna Does Vegas

Ellijay, GA The hilarious new installment from the legendary Greater Tuna creative team! Tuna Does Vegas re-unites the lovable and eccentric characters from the ‘third smallest town in Texas’ as they take a rambling romp in Sin City. The hilarity begins when oddball-conservative radio host Arles Struvie announces on air that he and his wife Bertha Bumiller are heading to Vegas to renew their wedding vows…but everyone in Tuna, Texas goes along for the ride! This next installment is sure to have you in stitches! Fridays & Saturdays 6pm, Sundays 2pm. George Link, Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse, 135 Dalton St. Ellijay, GA 30540. Tickets & Info: www.gilmerarts.com or 706-635-5605

3/3 thru 3/20

Trouble at the Tropicabana

Blue Ridge, GA. Join Lucy, Ricky, Ethel, & Fred as their hijinx land them into a murder that they need your helping in solving. This Comedic, Musical Murder Mystery has got it all! Blue Ridge Community Theater, 2591 East 1st St., Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Tickets & Info: (706) 632-9223.
blueridgecommunitytheater.com

3/24 thru 3/27

Women Playing Hamlet- Black Box Theater

Blue Ridge, GA. When Jessica is cast as Hamlet, it sends her into an existential tailspin. Despite everyone (including Patrick Stewart) telling her that she’s too young and can’t do it, with the help of a crazed acting coach Jessica must discover how “to be or not to be.” Blue Ridge Community Theater, 2591 East 1st St., Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Tickets & Info: (706) 632-9223. blueridgecommunitytheater.com

4/7 thru 4/24

The Play That Goes Wrong

Blue Ridge, GA. It’s opening night of the Blue Ridge Drama Society’s newest production, The Murder at Haversham Manor, where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. Accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences! Part Sherlock Holmes, part Monty Python! Blue Ridge Community Theater, 2591 East 1st St., Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Tickets & Info: (706) 632-9223. blueridgecommunitytheater.com

 

WINE & BEER TASTINGS

 

3/1 thru 3/31

2022 Georgia Wine Highway 

Grab a ‘passport’ at any participating winery and take a self-guided tasting tour. Each passport holder will receive either 4 tastings or 1 glass at the participating wineries.You are encouraged to check the business hours of the property you plan to visit. For more information contact: www.georgiawine.com; info@georgiawineproducers.org or 706-669-8184.

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 visitcartecayvineyards.com

Ongoing 

Cartecay Wine & Craft

Ellijay, GA. Cartecay Wine & Craft is a tasting room located in Downtown Ellijay, serving our wines, other GA Wines and GA Craft Beers. 19 South Main Street Ellijay, Georgia 30540. Phone: 706-697-9463 or www.facebook.com/cartecaywineandcraft/

Ongoing 

Cartecay Wine & Craft

Blue Ridge, GA. Cartecay Wine & Craft is a tasting room located in Downtown Blue Ridge serving our wines, other GA Wines and GA Craft Beers. 19 South Main Street Ellijay, Georgia 30540. Phone: 706-697-9463 or www.facebook.com/cartecaywineandcraft/

Daily

Chateau Meichtry

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

Fridays

Crane Creek VIneyards 

Young Harris, GA. Kick off the weekend with live music out on the vineyard decks & delicious housemade seasonal appetizers. No reservations!  Weather permitting. Saturday Vinters Tours. Open Tuesday – Sunday. 16 Crane Creek Road | Young Harris, GA 30582. 706.379.1236 or visit cranecreekvineyards.com

Saturdays

Out Of The Blue Wine Tasting

Blue Ridge, GA. Drinking alcohol is just drinking. Wine is a lifestyle. We sell fine wine, cheeses, and beer and 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. High quality craft brews, stop in and experience ours! 105 Ocoee Street – Copperhill, TN  37317. Info: 423-548-3030 or copperhillbrewery.com

Daily

Buck Bald Brewing

Check for Hours. Buck Bald Brewing, 160 Ocoee Street, Copperhill, TN 37317. Info: 706.431.7141 or 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, 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

Ongoing Thurs- Sun

Cartecay River Brewing Co.

Ellijay, GA. Thurs – Sun. Craft beers on the river. At 26 River Terrace, Ellijay, GA 30540. Info: (706) 395-8935 or cartecayriverbrewing.com

Fridays – Sundays

Pendley Creek Brewing Company

Jasper, GA. Offering flights, pints, and growlers to-go, we are proud to be Jasper’s first small-hold brewery. Friday: 12pm – 9pm, Saturday: 12pm – 9pm, Sunday: 12pm – 5pm. Pendley Creek Brewing Company,  57 N. Main Street Jasper, GA 30143. Info: @PendleyCreek  · Brewery, (706) 253-2739 or www.pendleycreekbrewingco.com

Ongoing

Currahhee Brewing Co.

Franklin, NC. Mon-Thur 12-9 PM // Fri & Sat 12-10 PM // Sunday 12-8 PM. 100 Lakeside Dr, Franklin, NC 28734. Info: 828.634.0078 or www.curraheebrew.com

We recommend checking events and COVID restrictions before making travel plans as dates, times and requirements can change.

Editor’s Note: While we try our best to include everyone, we’re sure we’ve unintentionally missed some Happenings along the way. 



If you’d like to be included in our CALENDAR, please email the information to alice@blueridgemediagroup.com or call 706. 492. 5070