What’s Happening This Week

Week of  March 18 – 24, 2019

Early in the morning, wild turkeys cross a field. Here are some of the many events happening in our area this week.

Music – Monday, March 18, 7 pm, Glenn-McGinnis Hall, Young Harris College ^
Guest Artist Recitalclarinetist Katsuya Yuasa will perform.

Music– Tuesday, March 19, 7 pm, Glenn-McGinnis Hall, Young Harris College *
Faculty Artist Recital – Dr. Richard Knepp will present an evening of popular melodies arranged for classical guitar.

Decoupage Terra Cotta Workshop – Wednesday, March 20, 1:30 – 3:30 pm, Herb Crib, Blairsville *
Learn how to decoupage terra cotta pots with paper napkins just in time for spring planting.  Early sign-up is recommended if you like to pick the size of the pots and your napkin designs.

Wreath Workshop – Thursday, March 21, 6 – 8 pm, Silks for Less, Blue Ridge *
Please join us for a fun evening of wreath making.  Stop by the store to register or call for more information. Everything will be ready for you that evening.

Lecture – Thursday, March 21, 7:00 pm, Glenn-McGinnis Hall, Young Harris College
The centuries-old struggle for freedom by Africans in America, culminating in the civil rights movement and continuing even today, stands as a shining example of the power and dignity of the human spirit. This story is told by the performance of The Princely Players.

Theater –March 21 – 24, Thursday – Saturday 7:30 pm, Sunday 2:00 pm, Blue Ridge Community Theater, Blue Ridge *
“Making God Laugh”  – Following a typical American family over thirty years of holidays, this show explores the interwoven family’s goals, traditions and relationships as they grow and embark on their separate paths. PG-13. Play by Sean Grennan.

Wine Highway Week– through March 31st, wineries in North Georgia *
Monday thru Friday 1:00 – 5:00 pm, Saturday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sunday 12:30 – 5:00 pm
The Winegrowers Association of Georgia is sponsoring its annual Wine Highway Week. This is a great way to see and experience the views and wonderful wines of North Georgia. Travelers will purchase  a “Wine Highway Week” collectors’ glass and Passport which will give you admission to ALL participating wineries at no additional charge.  Each winery will each provide their own unique open-house format, with many offering food and wine pairings, music, barrel and library wine tastings and more!

Cruise-In Friday, March 22, 6 – 8 pm, at the Dairy Queen in Blue Ridge
The Georgia Mountain Classics Cruise In is great fun for the whole family. It is a free event but you’ll want to at least buy one of the great desserts.

Open MIC Night – Friday, March 22, 6 pm, The Corner Coffee and Wine Shop, Hayesville, NC
Storytellers, poets, writers and singer/songwriters welcome.

Concert –Friday, March 22, 7 pm at John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC ^
“Granny’s Mason Jar” brings together the talents of Blue Smith (The Blue Revue, Bluegrass Lumber Company) and Aaron Plantenberg (Commonfolk, Big House Radio) to continue the tradition of flatpicking, travis picking, and other traditional acoustic guitar styles.

Planetarium Shows – Friday, March 22, Rollins Planetarium, Young Harris College *
7 pm “Earth, Moon, & Sun” – Explore the relationship between the Earth, Moon and Sun with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American traditions.
8 pm “Skies Over Georgia” – Featuring a live presenter and using the planetarium’s digital and optical star projectors to their fullest, this traditional star show allows audiences to explore the heavens as they appear above the mountains of North Georgia.

Fund Raising– Saturday, March 23, 5 – 7 pm, John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC *
“Empty Bowls 2019”Help alleviate hunger in our community by joining us for our annual Empty Bowls fundraiser. We’ll gather in the Olive Dame Campbell Dining Hall for a fun evening of good food prepared by the Folk School’s dining hall staff, and lively musical entertainment. The popular Brown Bag Raffle returns this year with many opportunities to win one-of-a-kind pottery items. Admission is $35 and includes a handmade bowl of your choice and a hearty meal of soup, bread, salad and dessert.

Concert – Saturday, March 23, 7 – 9 pm, Glenn-McGinnis Hall, Young Harris College“Georgia Guitar Quartet Concert and Summit” – The Georgia Guitar Quartet is a pioneering ensemble on the American chamber music and classical guitar scenes. Coinciding with this year’s North Georgia Guitar Summit, the concert will culminate with a combined “guitar orchestra” performance, which will feature Young Harris College and high school guitar students.

The Price is Right Live – Saturday, March 23, 7 pm, Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, Hiawassee *
The Price Is Right Live™ is the hit interactive stage show that gives eligible individuals the chance to hear their names called and “Come On Down” to win.  Prizes may include appliances, vacations and possibly a new car!

Dancing– Saturday, March 23, 8 – 11 pm at John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC *
Contra & square dancing with Fred Park and Ed Baggott & Elsie Peterson.  Beginners, singles and couples welcome.  Beginners should come promptly at 8 pm, since we start with easier dances and more teaching.

^ A donation is requested for this event.
* There is a charge for this event.

More details are available at these websites.

Blairsville & Union Country – http://members.visitblairsvillega.com/events
Towns Country – http://mountaintopga.chambermaster.com/events/search?
Blue Ridge – http://www.blueridgemountains.com/cgi-bin/eventshow2.pl
John C. Campbell Folk School – http://folkschool.org/