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What’s Happening This Week

Week of December 17 – 23, 2018

Winter birds flock to our feeder all day long.  Here are some of the events happening in our area this week.

Holiday Trees– Monday – Friday, December 17 – 21, 9 am – 5 pm, Union County Civic Center, Blairsville
“Tour of Trees” – over 40 beautifully decorated trees and wreaths on display throughout the Community Center.

Shopping – Tuesday – Saturday, Dec 18 – 22, 10 am – 6 pm, The Arts Center, Blue Ridge
Holiday Show & Sale Exhibit by the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association – Come shop for that creative and unique holiday gift. There will be hundreds of items for sale, all hand-made from one of the member artists.

Holiday Lights – Thursday – Saturday, December 20 – 22, 6 – 9 pm, Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, Hiawassee *
“Mountain Country Christmas in Lights”, a holiday treat for the entire family- The Georgia Mountain fairgrounds will be transformed into a Festival of Lights.  Beautiful lights greet you as enter the Fairgrounds, food, arts & crafts, holiday music, holiday displays and of course “Santa”.

Theater –December 13 – 16, Thursday – Saturday 7:30 pm, Sunday 2:00 pm, Blue Ridge Community Theater, Blue Ridge *
“Miracle on 34th Street” – A heart-warming classic.  By chance, Kris Kringle, an old man in a retirement home, gets a job working as Santa for Macy’s. Kris unleashes waves of good will by referring parents to other stores to find exactly the toy their child has asked for. Seen as deluded and dangerous by Macy’s vocational counselor, who plots to institutionalize Kris, Kris ends up in a court competency hearing. Especially at stake is one little girl’s belief in Santa.

Comedy Theater– Friday & Saturday, December 21 & 22, 7 pm, Bear Claw Vineyard, Blue Ridge *
Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)– Three actors will perform every Christmas story ever told — plus Christmas traditions from around the world, seasonal icons from ancient times to topical pop-culture, and every carol ever sung. A madcap romp through the holiday season!

Drama – Saturday, December 22, 7:00 – 9:30 pm, Peacock Performing Arts Center, Hayesville, NC *
“It’s a Wonderful Life – Live from WVL Radio Theater” – The audience is cast as a fictional audience attending the 1945 live broadcast from a small, struggling radio station.  Bring the whole family to this holiday event

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

More details are available at these websites.

Blairsville & Union Country –
Towns Country –
Blue Ridge –
John C. Campbell Folk School –