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What’s Happening This Week

Week of  October 19 – 25, 2020

The trail winds through shady trees in Meeks Park. Even though many events have been postponed or canceled due to COVID-19, one can still enjoy nature in the mountains.  More activities are being scheduled, but it is best to check before attending.

Farmers Market – Tuesday, October 20, 2 – 5 pm, Union County Farmers Market, Blairsville (706-439-6043)
Local farmers sell their produce and homemade products.

Theater Games – Wednesday, October 21, 7 – 9 pm, Victoria Center, 3196 HWY 515 E, Building H, Blairsville (david@promontoryp.com) *
“Theater Games and Improv for Adults” with Promontory Players Theater. Come hang out, stretch your imagination and improve communication skills.  Meet new people, or mingle with your silly pals, be brave and supportive at the same time.  Have a laugh, come out of your shell.

Craft Exhibit – Thursday – Saturday, October 22 – 24, 10 am – 4 pm, The Beal Center, Hayesville, NC (828-415-1623)
“The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area’s Craft Trail Exhibit” – Entitled Find Craft in the Far West, the exhibit consists of six panels depicting craft sites in eight Western North Carolina towns, including Hayesville, Brasstown and Murphy.

Theater – Thursday & Friday, October 22 & 23, 7 – 9 pm, Victoria Center, 3196 HWY 515 E, Building H, Blairsville (promontoryp@gmail.com) *
“Halloween Cabaret,” Starring India Tyree and Featuring BFA Musical Theater majors from Young Harris College – Fundraiser and evening of entertainment for Promontory Players Theater. Reservation recommended.

Symphony Concert – Friday, October 23, 7:00 – 9:30 pm, Meeks Park, Blairsville (Bettyflorence@windstream.net)
The North Georgia Chamber Symphony will present a live concert in Meeks Park, where you can bring your chairs, practice social distancing, and Wear a Mask! You may sit outside of the pavilion, and you will still be able to hear us because we will have microphones on our fiddles!

Musical – October 23 – 25, Friday & Saturday 7:30 pm, Sunday 2:00 pm, Blue Ridge Community Theater, Blue Ridge (706-632-9191) *
“Harriet’s Halloween Candy” – A Fun Halloween Musical presented by The Sunny D Children’s Theater.

Farmers Market – Saturday, October 24, 7 am – 1 pm, Farmer’s Market, Blairsville (706-439-6043)
Growers and artisans will sell their goods at the Union County Farmer’s Market – a local market with lots of good things to eat. Fresh produce right out of the fields.

Project Chimp – Saturday & Sunday, October 24 & 25, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm, Morganton, (706-374-3675) *
“Chimp or Treat at Project Chimps” – Join us for a special Halloween sanctuary tour designed just for kids! Perfect event for kids and kids at heart.

Festival – Saturday, October 24, 11 am – 5 pm, Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, Hiawassee (706-896-4191) *
The 5th annual Appalachian Brew, Stew & Que Festival will be Saturday, October 24th from 11am – 5pm. Enjoy craft beer from Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina & Alabama. You will also enjoy glass blowing demonstrations, area restaurants, and live music! Free shuttles will be available to and from the hotels and campground.

Concert – Saturday, October 24, 7 – 9 pm, Morganton Cove on Lake Blue Ridge, Blue Ridge (770-312-3046) *
Lake Blue Ridge Concert Series – Jennifer Lynn Simpson & Alex Guthrie. Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. Event will be compliant to social distancing. Bring own chairs and coolers. All proceeds go to St. Jude Hospital for Pediatric Cancer.

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

More details and other events can be found at these websites:

Blairsville & Union Country  –http://members.visitblairsvillega.com/events

Towns Country – http://golakechatuge.chambermaster.com/events/

Blue Ridge – http://www.blueridgemountains.com/cgi-bin/eventshow2.pl