What’s Happening This Week

Week of  April 22 – 28, 2019

Beauty – no words needed. Here are some of the many events happening in our area this week.

Rustic Garden Trellis Workshop – Tuesday, April 23, 1:30 – 4:30 pm, Herb Crib, Blairsville *
The Herb Crib features  guest instructor Jo Kilmer from Spirit Tall.  Jo will guide you through the process of building your own garden trellis from woodland materials.

Drama – Wednesday – Saturday, April 24 – 27, 7 pm (plus Saturday matinee at 2 pm), Dobbs Theater, Young Harris College *
Eurydice is a reimagining of the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love. With contemporary characters and ingenious plot twists, Eurydice is a fresh look at a timeless love story.

Trout Dinner – Thursday, April 25, 5:30 – 7:00 pm, Meeks Park, Blairsville *
Join the Hiwassee River Watershed Coalition for a Trout Dinner!  Advance ticket purchase recommended.

Theater – April 25 – 28, Thursday – Saturday 6 pm, Sunday 4 pm, Fannin County HS Performing Arts Center *
“Little Shop of Horrors” –  a delectable sci-fi/horror/comedy musical with an electrifying 1960s pop/rock score by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. Performed by Fannin County High School students.

Theater –April 25 – 28, Thursday – Saturday 7:30 pm, Sunday 2:30 pm, Blue Ridge Community Theater, Blue Ridge *
“The Prisoner of Second Avenue” – After Mel and his wife Edna are both fired from their jobs, it seems things can’t get worse. Throw in thin walls, noisy neighbors, and a robbery, and Mel finally has a nervous breakdown….and it’s the best thing that’s ever happened to him! PG-13 Written by Neil Simon. Directed by Sonia Smith.

Concert – Thursday, April 25, 7 pm at John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC ^
The Junior Appalachian Music Program student showcase is an after-school program for high school age children that introduces music through small group instruction on instruments common to the Appalachian region, such as fiddle, banjo and guitar.

Chimpanzee Sanctuary Tour – Friday & Saturday, April 26 & 27, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, Project Chimp, Morganton *
Spend a few hours with the chimps to see their forever home. Each guest will receive a rock to paint and while it dries, tour the sanctuary and learn about the lives of the chimps.

Cruise-In – Friday, April 26, 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.

Planetarium Shows – Friday, April 26, 7 pm & 8 pm, Rollins Planetarium, Young Harris College *
With a mix of classic rock selections from the late 60s through the 90s, “Rock the Dome” features vignettes of the sights and sounds that symbolize the evolution of rock history.

Astronomy – Friday, April 26, 9 – 11 pm, Brasstown Bald Visitor Center, Blairsville *
Have you ever gazed up at the night sky and wondered what was “out there”? Now’s your chance to view Brasstown Bald’s scenic vista in a whole new light – or dark!

Trout Festival – Saturday, April 27, 10 am – 5 pm, Downtown Blue Ridge City Park, Blue Ridge
Blue Ridge Trout Fest & Outdoor Adventures– Free Fly-Fishing Seminars with Atlanta Fly Fishing School! Fly-tying, fly-casting, casting pond, conservation and more!  Visit your favorite vendors including fishing and outdoor gear, pottery, jewelry, clothing and more. Cast the latest fly-fishing rods and reels. Learn about trout fishing in Fannin County with local trout-fishing experts.

Painting Class – Saturday, April 27, 10 am – 12:30 pm, Paint the Town Blue, Blue Ridge *
Black & White Forest acrylic painting on a 12” by 24” canvas.

Pottery & Feed the Hungry Event – Saturday, April 27, 12 – 3 pm, Willow Creek Falls and Vineyard, Blue Ridge
“Bowls of Hope” – benefit for Fannin County Bowls of Hope. Take home a bowl made by a local potter! Sample soups, breads and desserts from local restaurants.

Dancing– Saturday, April 27, 7:30 – 10:00 pm at John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC *
Like a contra dance, each English Country dance is made up of short, fun, easy-to-learn figures.  If you are a beginner and want to learn what English Country dancing is all about, be sure to come to the first half. The second half will include slightly more challenging dances for those with more dance experience.

^ 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/