333 W. Highland St.
Ridge, GA 30513
|Stuff the Bus event
July 10th, pink and blue paper buses will be on display at various
locations in the county (think paper angels at Christmas) with school
supplies attached so that people can sponsor students in our area that are
not able to afford the necessary supplies. Supplies (with bus attached)
can be returned to United Community Bank in Blue Ridge, West Fannin
Elementary School, or Fannin County Middle School by July 24th. Let's
"Stuff The Bus" for the kids in Fannin County!
Transportation Department will have a bus parked at United Community Bank
in Blue Ridge throughout the event.
far the businesses that will have paper bus displays are:
Community Bank – Blue Ridge
can also be picked up by calling me, Deb Cantrell, at 706-632-6100 or by
email at email@example.com
Monday, July 24th-July
9:00 AM -3:00 PM at the Education Cabin
Eco-Kids Camp: Caring
for the Winged Ones
COST: $100 per child. $90 if pre paid by July 16th
Eco-Kids learn ways to support winged creatures in this active, hands-on
camp. Kids will build their own bat house to take home. Campers will be in
age-based teams in order to maximize learning potential. For ages 7-11.
$100 or $95 if pre-paid by July 16. Call the Visitor's Center for
reservations and information at (706) 878-3087 or visit our website: www.gastateparks.org/smithgallwoods
CSA Shares are on sale NOW!
AVAILABLE. GET YOURS BEFORE THEY SELL OUT!
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.
QUILT & FIBER ARTS EXHIBIT
through July 22nd!
Every year, the RLE
Gallery is adorned with beautiful quilts of all shapes
and sizes and fiber art of every style and color. This
is always such a stunning exhibit. You don't want to
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work is subtle, soothing and STUNNING!
admire the art of Paula Van Huss starting July 8. Artist
reception is July 29th from 5-7pm.
Eastern League of Professional Artists
July 29 - August 26, 2017
Opening reception: July 29, 5-7pm
ELPA is a collection of eighteen
professional artists who joined forces to attract
better opportunities to paint and exhibit in high
quality venues, introduce themselves to new markets
and to expose the public and prospective collectors to
professional painters in the eastern part of the
country. The League is comprised of professional
studio and plein air painters who live and work in the
Eastern United States and who desire to bring
attention to the artistic excellence in their part of
3D Off the Wall Exhibit
July 29 - August 26, 2017
reception: July 29, 5-7pm
7th Annual three-dimensional only art show, "Off
the Wall," takes the works off the gallery walls
and lets you see the beauty of three-dimensional
works. This exhibit is open to all three-dimensional
artists of all genres only.
SOME DEADLINES ARE FAST APPROACHING!
Deadline: August 25
Paint-Out Dates: September 7-10
Only One Week Left & Two Spots Available!
Call for details.
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