What’s Happening This Week

Week of  November 11 – 17, 2019

Have you ever tried to catch a falling leaf?  Here are some of the many events happening in our area this week.

Veteran’s Day Service – Monday, November 11, 11 am – 12 noon, Veteran’s Memorial Park, Hiawassee
Keynote speaker is Dale Barnett the Past National American Legion Commander. Everyone is invited to attend and honor our Veterans.

Music – Monday, November 11, 7 – 9 pm, Glenn-McGinnis Hall, Young Harris College
Jazz Band Concert – The Young Harris Jazz Band will perform.

Music – Tuesday, November 12, 7 – 9 pm, Susan B. Harris Chapel, Young Harris College
Guitar Ensemble Concert – The Young Harris Guitar Ensemble will perform.

Theater – Tuesday – Saturday, November 12 – 16, 7 pm (+ 2 pm Matinee on Saturday), Dobbs Theater, Young Harris College *
“First Lady Suite” – This is an enthralling musical that looks into the lives of four of history’s most neglected figures—the wives of U.S. presidents—Jacqueline Kennedy, Mamie Eisenhower, Bess Truman and Eleanor Roosevelt. Written by Tony-nominated composer John LaChiusa, First Lady Suite takes a look inside the private lives of America’s public figures. This musical contains adult subject matter and humor.

Holiday Shopping – Tuesday, November 12, 6 – 9 pm, Carroll’s Barbeque, Blue Ridge
“Christmas One Stop Shop” features local artists and vendors. Check off some of those Christmas lists you have started.  Find the perfect gift for that special someone.

Fireside Storytellin’ & Full Moon Hike – Tuesday, November 12, 7 – 9 pm, Anna Ruby Falls Recreation Area, Helen *
In the magical holler of Anna Ruby Falls, we gather around the campfire with renowned North Georgia storytellers, Emory Jones, Garrison Baker, and the Hardman Farms Living History Group. Hear stories of our wise ole’ mountains and intriguing characters that make this place unique. As the full moon rises, you’ll then be guided up the rambling creek trail to the serene sounds and moonlight glow of the doubly beautiful, Anna Ruby Falls. Pre-registration required.

Fashion Show – Wednesday, November 13, 12 noon – 1 pm, Union County Community Center, Blairsville *
The “Dress With Style” Fashion Show is hosted by The Blairsville-Union County Chamber of Commerce.  Enjoy an all-inclusive lunch, while you watch the “runway show” of the latest fashions from Blairsville merchants.  Limited seating, so pre-registration recommended.

Flower Arranging – Thursday, November 14, 1:30 – 3:30 pm, The Herb Crib, Blairsville *
Come for a fun afternoon working with dried herbs, flowers, lichens, pine cones…. to make special holiday gifts for family, friends or yourself. Learn how to work with different plant materials to create your own unique design.

Concert – Friday, November 15, 7 pm at John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC ^
The Pressley Girls are an authentic Appalachian duet that focuses on tight harmony and lyrical meaning., performing a wide range of music including Folk, Bluegrass, Gospel, and Country.

Planetarium Show – Friday, November 15, Rollins Planetarium, Young Harris College *
7 pm – “Did an Asteroid Really Kill the Dinosaurs?” – Did a space rock six miles wide slam into the Earth millions of years ago and wipe out a majority of all living things at that time, including the dinosaurs? Explore this impact and other cosmic collisions, which are abundant across our solar system. See the numerous craters on worlds like the moon, Mars and even distant Pluto. This show is appropriate for children and families.
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.

Alcohol Ink Workshop – Saturday, November 16, 1:30 – 3:30 pm, The Art Center, Blue Ridge *
Fun and easy class for beginners.  All supplies included to paint three different designs.  Your designs may be copied to make additional cards for family and friends. All supplies provided to paint 3 cards.  Preregistration recommended.

Murder Mystery Evening – Saturday, November 16, 6 pm, The Cabins at Copperhill, Copperhill, TN *
This special event will include a professional “Murder Mystery” hosted by actors from the Atlanta area. Gather in the Lodge on Saturday evening at 6:00 p.m. for a catered dinner and dessert from a local restaurant. Beer from a local brewery will be available for an additional charge.

Holiday Shopping – Saturday, November 16, 6 – 9 pm, Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, Blue Ridge
Opening Reception for “Holiday Show & Sale” – Come shop for that creative and unique holiday gift. We will have hundreds of items for sale, all hand-made from one of our member artists.

Dancing – Saturday, November 16, 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. What really sets it apart is the music. It can be slow and elegant (dance like a Queen!) or quick and lively (dance like a Duke!) There is a definite air of sophistication and romance. More ballroom. Less barn.  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/