333 W. Highland St.
Ridge, GA 30513
1:30 PM -3:00 PM at the Visitor’s Center
COST: $5 per person plus $5 park pass per vehicle or a Friends Annual
Kick off Fall with a hayride! Join Smithgall Woods for a hayride through
the park, observe the changing fall leaves, our buzzing apiary, and
beautiful Duke's Creek. This relaxing three mile ride will give you a
scenic view of the park and the ability to enjoy a crisp fall breeze. Must
pre-register. Limit 20. Please dress accordingly for the weather. Must
sign waiver before attending. Call the Visitor's Center for reservations
and information at (706) 878-3087 or visit our website: www.gastateparks.org/smithgallwoods
9:00 AM -12:00 PM at the Visitor’s Center
Protecting our Precious Plants: Your
State Parks Day:
COST: N/A $5 park pass per vehicle or a Friends Annual Pass
Come celebrate our state parks by giving back. This will be a volunteer
work day in celebration of Your State Parks Day. We are very proud to be a
safeguarding site for Torreyas and American Chestnuts. We will spend the
day weeding and picking invasives that are encroaching on these precious
plants. Please bring work gloves, and any extra tools you might have, wear
clothes to get dirty. Call the Visitor's Center for reservations and
information at (706) 878-3087 or visit our website: www.gastateparks.org/smithgallwoods
Presbyterian Church located at 56
Mountain Street, Blue Ridge will host a Red Cross Blood Drive Friday,
September 15, 2017 from 11 AM to 4 PM. To schedule your appointment to
donate please visit www.RedCrossBlood.org
and enter sponsor keyword: faithpresb OR call 1-800-Red-Cross. Questions?
Contact Faith Presbyterian Church at 706-374-5912
Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association
CAN'T DO IT WITHOUT YOU!
41 years, the Blue Ridge Mountains
Arts Association, a non-profit arts
council, has provided a unique art
experience through our Arts in the
Park festival series in the Downtown
City Park of Blue Ridge, GA. The
Arts in the Park festivals draw in
excess of 19,000 attendees annually
and a wide array of artists and food
vendors. With over 120+ fine artists,
exhibitors, and vendors booths, our
visitors enjoy a variety of fine arts
and fine crafts, demonstrations, food,
family activities and much more during
our Fall Arts in the Park
Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association
and the Arts in the Park festival
series have helped to establish Blue
Ridge as one of the top five
Art Towns in Georgia by the Georgia
Council of the Arts and most
recently recognized as #6 of
the top ten fine craft towns in
America by American Craft
Come volunteer for this year's FALL ARTS
IN THE PARK festival!
Friday, October 13th (setup
Saturday, October 14th and
Sunday, October 15th
are looking for the following Volunteer
and Information booths
-Assisting festival artists at their
-Festival setup & wrap out
Volunteers who work a minimum 2-hour
shift will receive a complimentary
admission for both days of the festival
and an event staff shirt. Volunteers
must be at least 16 years old to
or by phone (706-632-2144)
for information and available shift
The Arts in
the Park festival series supports the
Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, a
501(c)3 non-profit arts council
providing opportunities in the realm of
the arts for the individual and serving
as a catalyst for arts and economic
development in our community.
We thank you in advance for being a part
of the BRMAA team!
First CSA Pick Up is
September 14 at Cucina
SHARES ARE STILL
YOURS BEFORE THEY SELL
share holder will get
pieces of art with a
total value of $600,
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 artists
Luce Van Asten
& Karen Chambers
(Whimsical Folk Art)
the fun, support the
arts and take home
eclectic and unique
talented artists in
are available online
and at the Art Center.
Would you like to be a
part of our Fall Arts in
the Park Festival on
October 14 & 15? We
are looking for
volunteers for this
year's event. Please
contact us at email@example.com
sign up. Thank you for
RECEPTION & AWARDS
8 - September 30, 2017
7 - Nov. 11, 2017
Deadline: August 25
SHOW & SALE
18, 2017 - Jan. 6,
10- 12, 2017
Oct. 14, 2017
Artwork Delivery: To
Thanks again for your continued
Blue Ridge Mountains
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