What’s Happening This Week

Week of  July 15 – 21, 2019

Farms dot the valleys, with cattle, crops, and hay bales.  Here are some of the many events happening in our area this week.

Storytelling – Tuesday, July 16, 11:00 am – 12:00 noon, Mountain Regional Library, Young Harris
Join storytellers (create, refine, practice and critique) and story listeners at the Mountain Regional Library in Young Harris looking for a good story.

Herb Gardening Workshop– Tuesday, July 16, 1:30 – 3:30 pm, Herb Crib, Blairsville *
“Tincture & Teas” – What does it mean to use herbs to support health? Learn to harness the power of your garden! This workshop covers the basics of harvesting & ,drying herbs for tinctures and teas.

Farmers Market – Tuesday, July 16, 2 – 6 pm, Union County Farmers Market, Blairsville
Local farmers sell their produce and homemade products.

Craft Event – Thursday, July 18, 3:30 or 5:30 pm, Rustic Mountain Décor, Blairsville
Enjoy creating a Twisted Cloth Mason Jar with 2 sessions:  3:30 or 5:30 p.m.

Theater –July 18 – June 21, Thursday – Saturday 7:30 pm, Sunday 2:30 pm, Blue Ridge Community Theater, Blue Ridge *
“A Funny Little Thing Called Love” – Under a full moon on this unpredictable night of romance, these four rollicking tales take you on an around-the-globe journey of unexpected and hilarious twists and turns: A slick, successful used-car-selling Romeo in Dallas, Texas, believes he’s answering Cupid’s call, only to realize too late that he’s wandered into a life-changing trap set by three fed-up Juliets.

Georgia Mountain Fair– Friday – Sunday, July 19 – 21, 10 am – 8 pm, Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, Hiawassee *
Fun for the whole family, arts & crafts, music, food and exhibits, step back in time and enjoy the summer fair.

Wildflowers– Friday, July 19, 11:00 am, Hamilton Gardens, Hiawassee
Presented by Mickey Cummings, Union County Farmer’s Market Retired UGA Union County Extension.

Concert – Friday, July 19, 7 pm, Old Courthouse on the Square, Blairsville ^
The Pressley Girls will perform old time bluegrass.

Concert – Friday, July 19, 7 pm  at John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC ^
“The Band Kelley” – The Kelley Family is a multi-award winning family group of siblings, ages 24 to 10, who blend tight harmony with acoustic instrumentation of the banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar and bass.

Movie– Friday, July 19, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Fannin County Library, Blue Ridge
Flicks in the Stacks – the movie “The Incredibles 2” will be shown.

Planetarium Show – Friday, July 19, 7 – 8 pm, Rollins Planetarium, Young Harris College *
This special program commemorates the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, the first mission to land humans on the surface of the Moon. Take a look back at how the astronauts of Apollo 11 arrived in lunar orbit on July 19, 1969 and completed a successful lunar landing the following day. The mission fulfilled a national goal set by President John F. Kennedy in 1961: send astronauts to land on the Moon and return them safely to the Earth. Appropriate for general audiences.

Planetarium Show – Friday, July 19, 8 – 9 pm, Rollins Planetarium, Young Harris College *
Planet Nine – In 2015, the New Horizons spacecraft gave us our first close look at Pluto, the most famous dwarf planet in the outskirts of our Solar System. The pictures sent back to Earth reveal a world far more complex than anyone realized. Now scientists are making new discoveries about our Solar System—and what it may be hiding: an object 10 times more massive than Earth far beyond the orbit of Neptune. Is there a new planet beyond these distant objects? We’ll tag along on Brown’s first night searching for a true ninth planet at the Subaru Telescope in Hawaii. Join us on the hunt!

Movie– Friday, July 19, 8:30 pm, on the Square in Hiawassee
Flicks on the Square – the movie “The Blind Side” will be shown.

Farmers Market – Saturday, July 20, 7 am – 1 pm, Farmer’s Market, Blairsville
Growers and artisans will sell their goods at the Union County Farmer’s Market – a local market with items from artisans, beekeepers, bakers, potters, painters, and lots of good things to eat. Fresh produce right out of the fields.

Festival – Saturday, July 20, 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday, July 21, 10 am – 4 pm, Meeks Park, Blairsville
A family event nestled along the shady banks of the Butternut Creek in beautiful Meeks Park.  A juried show of 65-70 of the Southeast’s finest craftsmen/artists offering a show of unique original art and hand-crafted works, live music, demonstrations and great food.

Cruise In – Saturday, July 20, 4 – 7 pm, on the Blairsville Square
The Blairsville Cruisers invite you to enjoy their car show the “Cruise-In On The Square” – music & raffle prizes.

Movie– Friday, July 19, 8:30 pm, on the Square in Hiawassee
Flicks on the Square.

Music – Saturday, July 20, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, Hiawassee Town Square, Hiawassee ^
Music on the Square will feature the live music of Mountain Breeze.

Dancing – Saturday, July 20, 8 – 11 pm at John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC *
Contra Dance with Bob Dalsemer & PB&J.   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/