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Park Hours : 7:00 AM - Dark.
Visitor center Hours 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Daily
We are located off of Hwy 75 ALT.
706-878-3087
There is a $5 parking fee for all programs at Smithgall Woods.
December 2017 
 
 
 
 
 


 
Sunday, December 3rd    
10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
First Visit Tour 
COST: $5 parking pass per vehicle or a Friends Annual Pass
Learn more about Smithgall Woods on a tour of the Visitor Center and a van tour of the park. See the covered bridge, the famous Dukes Creek, and our renowned cottages. There is no charge for the tour, but donations are welcomed. $5 parking. Call the Visitor's Center for reservations and information at (706) 878-3087 or visit our website: www.gastateparks.org/smithgallwoods
 
 
Saturday, December 9th 
2:00 PM- 4:00 PM
ForestWatch Guided Hike 
COST:  $5 parking pass per vehicle or a Friends Annual Pass
Come join ForestWatch and Smithgall Woods for a guided hike. Forest ecologist Jess Riddle and Professor Tom Hennigan will guide you through the Laurel Ridge Trail. This 2.0 mile hike will climb in elevation and follow a ridge line. Along the way we’ll take time to look at plants and other forest dwellers and discuss the importance of forests to north Georgia. $5 parking. All ages welcome. No pets. Please call the Visitor's Center for reservations and information at (706) 878-3087 or visit our website: www.gastateparks.org/smithgallwoods
 
 
Saturday, December 23rd 
10:00 AM -12:00 PM at the Visitor’s center/Primitive Cabin
Christmas in the Cabin  
COST: $5 per person plus $5 park pass per vehicle or a Friends Annual Pass
Feeling festive? Join Smithgall Woods for a holiday get together in our primitive cabin. We will warm ourselves by the fire while enjoying hot chocolate and hot cider. Make a Christmas ornament for your loved one or enjoy time with family. We ho-ho-hope to see you there! $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087. Call the Visitor's Center for reservations and information at (706) 878-3087 or visit our website: www.gastateparks.org/smithgallwoods
 

Monday, January 1st 
1:00 PM -4:00 PM at the Visitor’s center/Primitive Cabin
First Day Hike: Duke’s Creek Falls 
COST: $5 park pass per vehicle or a Friends Annual Pass 
Start your New Year’s resolution off right with a guided hike to Dukes Creek Falls. The 2.3-mile moderate hike will make a pit stop at our primitive cabin. Warm yourself against the cold chill with a cup of hot cocoa. Still feeling adventurous? Then continue on 2 miles to Dukes Creek Falls. This cascading series of waterfalls is a sight to behold. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

 


 
 
 


Smithgall Woods State Parks/Dukes Creek Conservation Area is open to the public year round and you can get more information at The Georgia State Parks website @http://gastateparks.org/SmithgallWoods or visit us at our Friends page located @http://www.friendsofsmithgallwoods.org/

 

 

 

Candlelight Walk 2017
December 2, 2017
4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Historic Downtown Tellico Plains TN
Veterans Memorial Drive
Contact: Kathy Geren 423-253-7032 or Carrie Brame 423-519-2267

Annual Victorian-inspired Christmas celebration held by the Cherokee Women’s Club and the Town of Tellico Plains.

Stroll through streets illuminated by the glow of candlelight.  Ride in a horse-drawn wagon, decorate a cookie, pay a visit to the Grinch, view the beautiful live nativity, stop by the silent auction, and watch the Christmas tree lighting.

Santa Claus will arrive at the Santa House at 5:00 PM.  Come by and have your picture taken with Santa and enjoy some refreshments because Santa has to leave at 8:00 PM to head back to the North Pole to make sure the elves are working hard to get all the Christmas presents made.


Downtown merchants open their doors and serve complimentary refreshments to be enjoyed by all.

One of the highlights of the evening is stopping by the Cookie Caper to buy fresh baked cookies and candies, all prepared by the ladies of the Cherokee Women’s Club.  Proceeds from the Cookie Caper and Silent Auction go back into the community for college scholarships, town beautification, library support, poetry and essay contests and other opportunities that may need support during the year. 

 

 

 DECEMBER NEWSLETTER

 

 Come enjoy our Holiday Show & Sale exhibit and shop for beautiful gifts created by our member artists for those special ones in your life. We hope you have a wonderful holiday season with your friends and family. The Art Center will be closed from
December 24, 2017 through January 1, 2018
 
 

   
Come shop for that perfect holiday gift, one that is creative and unique.  We have a multitude of artistic and handcrafted items for sale, all made from our member artists.  So whether it is jewelry, pottery, paintings, or anything in between, we have that unique gift for your holidays. 
 
 EXHIBITS & EVENTS
 

 

4th Quarter Artist-in-Residence

Rae Breed

 On Display through January 6, 2018!

 

  
Give your favorite art lover a gift they will continue to cherish!
Each $300 share purchased entitles the shareholder a total of EIGHTlimited-edition pieces of art valued at $600, created specifically forCSA Blue Ridge.  

CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

 

 

 

 

Click Here for Available Classes

 

UPCOMING EVENTS & EXHIBITS
"Orarius Ara"
The Artwork of
Pamela Beagle-Daresta
Jan.13, 2018 - Feb. 24, 2018
 
Opening Reception
January 13, 5-7pm
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1st Quarter Artist in Residence
JACK MARTIN
Jan.13, 2018 - March 24, 2018
 
Opening Reception
January 13, 5-7pm
 

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP 
MEETING
JANUARY 20th at 2pm
New membership benefits will be coming in 2018.  Stay tuned!
 

GUILDS

 

Click here for more information on Arts Guilds & Groups

Thanks again for your continued support!

Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association
420 West Main Street
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
706-632-2144
 

 




 

 

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.

 

 

Tuesdays

Blue Mountain Jam

at Kiwanis Fairgrounds 

Jones St & Austin St
Experience real mountain Blue Grass Music. Musicians are local players. Free admission all donations go to the efforts of the Kiwanis Club. Call before you come just to make sure. 706-258-2736 Sponsored by Blue Mountain Music & Treasures. 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Thursdays
May-September
5:30 p.m.
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.
423-496-4653
http://www.pickinthepark.com/

 

Fridays
Pickin & Playing at Clay's Corner, Brasstown, NC every Friday Night. Call 828-837-3797 for more info.
www.clayscorner.com

Fridays
7:30 p.m.
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
www.folkschool.org for schedule.

 

Fridays
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
www.yhc.edu/academics/mathsci/astronomy/planet.html

 

Fridays
May-October
Friday Concert Series
Union County Courthouse, Blairsville (706) 745-5493

 

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 828-835-7322.

 

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.

 

Murphy Mornings
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.

 

Saturdays
Beginners Line Dance class 
Bill's Skating Rink
Blairsville, GA
Saturdays
6:30-7:30 pm
Cost $5.00
Come and have fun learning new dances.

For more info contact Evelyn

706-835-6250 or 706-994-3323

 

Saturdays
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
www.otmga.org for information


Saturdays
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.

 

Saturdays
April-October
Appalachian Jam on the Square Dahlonega, Ga. 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 800-231-5543
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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
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Community Services

 

Logan's Run Rescue

http://logansrunrescue.com/

 

Adopt-An-Author

  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. 

 www.adoptanauthor.com

 

Saturdays
The Gateway Animal Rescue Center is looking for volunteers. Extra hands are needed at pet adoption events, answering phones, writing articles and picking up donations of food, equipment, etc. Gateway is always looking for donations of GOOD pet foods. Check out their "Pet of the Week" at the Saturday's adoption in the Blue Ridge City Park. Call Robyn in Ellijay at 706/698-1355 or Karen in Blue Ridge at 423/496-3892, e-mail
redrobyne@ellijay.com

 

Bosom Buddies of Georgia
Offers monthly support groups for cancer survivors. Another program offered is the Low-cost Mammogram Program, which offers qualified applicants a mammogram at discounted rates. For more info visit the
Bosom Buddies of Georgia website www.gacancerfoundation.org/bb

 

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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 list.

WHISKERS PROJECT
PO BOX 575
Blairsville, GA 30514
Phone: 706-745-0936


Email:
linsleyv@sbcglobal.net

 

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 spiritual hope.
To find a group near you, please visit us online at
www.MOPS.org .  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
mopsofblairsville@gmail.com

 

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