333 W. Highland St.
Ridge, GA 30513
|Williamstown United Methodist Church
will host Vacation Bible School Monday, June 26 through Friday, June 30,
from 9 a.m. until noon daily. Toddlers to teens are invited to attend and
learn about the Super Hero's of the Bible. The commencement exercise will
be held Friday night June 30 at 6 p.m. and will be followed with an ice
cream social. Williamstown UMC is located outside of McCaysville, off of
Hwy 60, on the River Road. Please join us for this very special week of
fellowship and fun. Rev. Doug Jordan is the Pastor and Vicki Dillard is
the VBS Coordintor.
The Fannin County School System does not discriminate on the basis of
race, color, national origin, age, religion, creed, or disability in
admission to its programs, services, and activities, in access to them, in
treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of their operations. For
additional information or referral to the appropriate system coordinator,
contact the system superintendent's office at 2290 East First Street, Blue
Ridge, Georgia 30513 or 706-632-3771.
the Art Center
The Blue Ridge
Mountains Arts Association and Firefly Music of Blue
Ridge proudly welcome award winning country music
artist, Wade Hayes to the Art Center for this year's
Summer Fundraising Event. Wade has had two gold
certified albums, a number one song on the Billboard
Hot Country Singles & Tracks, and three more songs
that reached Top Ten as well. You don't want to miss
this concert! PLUS, we will be having a silent auction
AND auctioning off the beautiful trout from the 2017
Trout Art Trail.
It will be a great
night of music, art and refreshments. Proceeds will
benefit BRMAA and Trout Unlimited.
TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT
$40 General Admission,
CSA Shares are on sale NOW!
ONLY 50 SHARES
Each share holder will
get eight limited-edition pieces of art, created
specifically for CSA Blue Ridge. You will pick them up
at two pick-up events, which will take place in
creative spaces throughout Blue Ridge. This year's
Luce Van Asten (Pottery)
& Karen Chambers (Whimsical Folk Art)
Danner (Mixed Media Paintings)
Fraker (Screen printing)
Lalone (Functional Pottery)
Join the fun, support
the arts and take home eclectic and unique creations
from talented artists in varying mediums.
Shares are available
online and at the Art Center.
MAY 13 - JUNE
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 show from one of the largest artist guilds in
7 - July 1
don't want to miss this beautiful exhibit!
17 - JULY 22, 2017
CALL TO SPONSORS - Last
Trout Art Trail
Now through June
We are looking for sponsors for the first ever North
Georgia Trout Art Trail.
There are various sponsorship levels available.
Your sponsorship participation in the Trout Art
Trail Project will include...
- Increase in brand visibility and business
interest during one of the peak seasons for visitors
(guaranteed over 20,000+ individuals)
- Enrich the lives of Blue Ridge and the North
Georgia tristate region through the arts and
- Promote arts and culture through a vibrant and
visible streetscape that links arts and business
- Provide a showcase of regional artistic talent
- Highlight environmental education and conservation
- Garner media attention in the regional area
- Give back to the community
Together we can
provide much needed exciting and interactive public
art around this unique Art Town/Trout Capital of
Georgia through the Trout Art Trail.
If you would like more info on our upcoming
public art project or how to sponsor your very own
sculpture and help keep our sculptures a permanent
fixture in our community, contact us at TroutArtTrailBR@gmail.com
or (706) 632-2144.
Proceeds benefit the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts
Association and Trout Unlimited.
**Entry Deadline: May 30, 2017
Quilt Delivery Date: June 6-10, 2017
**Entry Deadline: July 16, 2017
Delivery Date: July 23, 2017
**Entry Deadline: July 1, 2017
**Entry Deadline: July 15, 2017
**Entry Deadline: July 7, 2017
Registration is Now Open!
Classes are filling up quickly!
Sign your young emerging
artists up for a creative summer with our Summer Youth Art Camp.
Choose from several classes offered over a 4-week span and let
your child's imagination soar.
Visit our website for a
Thanks again for your continued support!
Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association
420 West Main Street
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
Murphy Public Library
Story time for preschoolers and caregivers every Monday at 10 a.m. Enjoy books,
music, rhymes, and fun. It's free! For more information, call Children's
Librarian Maureen McGee at 828-837-2025.
Fridays & Saturdays
Morganton Music Park
Thursdays nights at
8pm - Karaoke! $5.00 & snack bar will be open, too!
Open year round, every Friday & Saturday night, closed only on Christmas Day. The kitchen begins serving at 7:00 PM and the band plays from 8:00 to 12:00.
The Morganton Music Park is a place where both adults and children can go to dance and have a great time listening to live country music bands. It is a nonalcoholic entertainment center.
for more info.
Horseshoe Bend Park, McCaysville, GA
Pickin' in the Park
A series of weekly jam sessions that nurture local old-time and bluegrass musical traditions. It is held alongside the Beautiful Toccoa River at Horseshoe Bend Park. This weekly event is for pickers, not scheduled performances. Jam sessions abound in various sizes and styles throughout the park.
Admission is free. And the park is Handicapped accessible. Come out, bring the whole family to enjoy the experience.
Scattered picnic tables available, nice grassy
lawn but you are also welcome to bring a blanket or chair.
Pickin & Playing at Clay's Corner, Brasstown, NC every Friday Night. Call 828-837-3797 for more info.
John C. Campbell Folk School
Offers free concerts with various artists with folksongs, hammered dulcimers, fiddles, banjos, guitars, bluegrass, gospel and many more types of music. For information, call 1-800-FOLK-SCH or check
Are you seeing stars?
You can every Friday night at the Young Harris College Planetarium. Shows begin promptly at
8:00 pm. Seating on a first-come first-served basis and groups of 10 or more may reserve seats by calling the office at 706/379-3111 ext. 5130. Telescopes will be set up after the show. Visit their website
Friday Concert Series
Union County Courthouse, Blairsville
Music in the
Shops of Murphy
The 1st Friday of each month, March thru October, a live band performs from 7-10
p.m. The 3rd Friday of each month is Dance Night at the Daily Grind. Other
events include wine tasting. For more information contact the Daily Grind at
Children's Story Hour
Every Saturday at the Curiosity Shop Bookstore beginning at 11:15 am. Contact Linda at Curiosity Shop Bookstore for more information 828-835-7433.
Every Saturday from 10 am- 2pm, April-October in the pocket parks on the corners
of Peachtree and Tennessee streets, downtown Murphy, featuring Cedar Valley
Farmer's Market; quilters and crafters welcome. For more information, call
Jeremiah Smith, 828-837-5143.
Beginners Line Dance class
Bill's Skating Rink
Come and have fun learning new dances.
For more info contact Evelyn
706-835-6250 or 706-994-3323
May to September
Free Outdoor Concerts every Saturday night from 6 P.M. til 8 P.M. on the Square in Hiawassee. Enjoy music, food and fun for the entire family. Bring a blanket - Bring a lawn chair. Come enjoy an evening under the sky in the heart of this enchanted valley. - visit
8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
John C. Campbell Folk School
Every other Saturday, Contra & Square Dancing
For information, call 1-800-FOLK-SCH.
Appalachian Jam on the Square
April through October Saturdays 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Live music on Downtown Dahlonega's historic square.
Dahlonega - Lumpkin County Chamber of Commerce
Bear Ridge Mall
Bear Ridge Mall offers free music and events every weekend. Check local papers
and radio for each weekend's events. Also located on site is Christopher's Steak
House coming this summer) and Jackson River Trading Co. home furnishings. Mall
is open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 8am to 6pm. Located off Hwy 19/74 in
Andrews, NC, 2.2 miles east of Andrews-Murphy Airport. Turn left on Beaver Creek
Rd. Call 828-321-2386 for more information.
Logan's Run Rescue
is a program of great interest to parents and teachers everywhere.
It is a non-profit, nationwide service whose mission is to make reading
fun again for thousands of reluctant teenagers by using best-selling thrillers,
heroic non-fiction, and motivational books.
Middle and high school teachers receive numerous free
curriculum materials and enjoy classroom interaction with best-selling authors
either via phone or personal appearances.
In just eight years, this successful program has received numerous
credible endorsements and has registered over 8,000 teachers, representing over
100,000 students, proving that it has
returned creativity to the classroom.
The Whiskers Project is a Non-Profit,
Trap, Neuter-Return (TNR) program that spays & neuters feral and stray cats
in Union and surrounding counties in North Georgia. We are part of the Feral
Friends Network with Alleycats in Washington DC. If you can volunteer to help
trap and transport once a month, please contact us.
We are always looking for farms, barns
and stables to relocate sterile and rabies vaccinated cats that need homes.
Please contact us if you can provide feeding and location assistance. Sometimes
we rescue strays and kittens that have been domesticated that need homes. Those
cats/kittens are posted on our adoptable
PO BOX 575
Blairsville, GA 30514
FLEX Arts Center at 21
High Point Dr. in Blue Ridge is offering free dance awareness seminars to area
Girl Scout troops. The 1 ½ hour session includes a dance class with a certified
instructor (also a former Girl scout leader), arts lecture and fun exercises to
meet all the elements required for earning the Jr. dance badge or Brownie Try-it
patch. The school also offers a similar program for earning theater
badges. Daisy troops may schedule a dance or theater awareness session for
fun as well. Participants are each given a certification of achievement, and
troops are invited to spend additional time at the facility to complete their
normal meeting business or to plan a ceremony. FLEX Arts Center is
also a certified yoga facility, and Jr. troops or cadet levels may schedule a
free “introduction to yoga” seminar for health and fitness awareness
projects as well. For more information, or to schedule a seminar
call Ginny Hendry at the school at 706-258-9642.
MOPS International, a non-profit mothering
organization, creates communities and resources to help make "better moms
who make a better world." A MOPS group is a place where moms can come-just
as they are-to build friendships, receive mothering support, practical help and
To find a group near you, please visit us online at
. Join now - because better moms make a better world!
Mothers of Preschoolers meets on the Third Thursday of each month in the new
fellowship hall at First Baptist Church of Blairsville from 6-8pm. Call
the church office at 706-745-2469 for more information or email us at