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What’s Happening This Week

Week of  February 18 – 24, 2019

On a winter hike, with no leaves on the trees, the view of the mountains is vast.  Here are some of the many events happening in our area this week.

Photography Exhibition – Tuesday – Sunday, February 19 – 24, 10 am – 6 pm, Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association, Blue Ridge
Enjoy stunning photography by the talented and diverse Big Canoe Photography Club as they display a variety of subjects from nature to digital photography in the Richard Low Evans Gallery. Over 20 photographers will be represented in this unforgettable exhibit.

Art Exhibit – Tuesday – Sunday, February 19 – 24, 10 am – 6 pm, Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association, Blue Ridge
Artist Tom Chambers uniquely combines wood and bright colors to create the illusion of naturally flowing branches in one-of-kind patterns. Each distinctive sculpture unifies an ‘out of the box’ view of nature.

Storytelling – Tuesday, February 19, 11 am – 12 noon, Mountain Regional Library, Young Harris
“Tell It Like It Is” – Join storytellers (create, refine, practice and critique) and story listeners looking for a good story.

Hand Building With Clay – Tuesday, February 19 & 16, 1 – 5 pm, Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association, Blue Ridge *
Working in clay with your hands is a great feeling especially when you create your own designs from the ideas you bring to class.

Felted Soap Workshop – Tuesday, February 19, 1:30 – 3:30 pm, Herb Crib, Blairsville *
Learn how to make a felted bar of soap with guest instructor Nancy Weiler.  It will exfoliate your skin, provide antibacterial/anti-fungal protection and longevity to the soap.  The herb crib will provide 2 soaps of your choice for the felting.

Musical – Tuesday – Sunday, February 19 – 24, 7 pm (Tues. – Sat.), matinees 2 pm (Sat. & Sun.) Dobbs Theater, Young Harris College *
Oklahoma!  Set in farm country outside the town of Claremore, Oklahoma Territory, the rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the backdrop for the love story.

Dancing – Tuesday, February 19, 7 pm at John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC
Come for a free introduction to Contra, Square and Circle Dances, with live music.

Karaoke– Tuesday, February 19, 8:30 – 10:00 pm, Blue Coyote Bar & Grill, Blue Ridge
Chip and Tracy have been hosting Karaoke shows for the past six+ years and have developed a reputation as one of the best Karaoke shows in the Southeast.

Cupcake Decorating Class, Thursday, February 21, 6 – 8 pm, Pat’s Hallmark, Blairsville *
We’re hosting Melissa Roberts from Melissa’s Custom Cakes to teach beginners how to decorate cupcakes. Pre-registration is required.

Team Trivia – Thursday, February 21, 6 – 8 pm, Copperhill Brewery, Copperhill, TN
Come out to show off your trivia skills each Thursday at the Brewery. Get a team together and come on down to have some fun!

Team Trivia – Thursday, February 21, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, Copperhead Lodge and the Flying Trout Restaurant, Blairsville
Team Trivia – general knowledge, music, movies. Fun, fun! Teams of no more than 6 people compete weekly for top prizes.

Concert – Friday, February 22, 7 pm at John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC ^
Don Pedi is a Traditional Mountain Musician who started playing the dulcimer in 1968. He shares songs, tunes and stories in a warm, often humorous and always entertaining manner.

Open MIC Night – Friday, February 22, 6 pm, The Corner Coffee and Wine Shop, Hayesville, NC
Storytellers, poets, writers and singer/songwriters welcome.

Karaoke & Dancing – Friday, February 22, 7 – 11 pm, Sand Bar and Grill, Hiawassee
Karaoke and Dancing every Friday night with DJ Sean.

Planetarium Show – Friday, February 22, 8 pm, Rollins Planetarium, Young Harris College *
“Phantom of the Universe” – From the journey of protons racing through the world’s largest particle collider to close-up views of the Big Bang, this new full-dome show is designed to immerse audiences in the search for dark matter.

Attracting Bluebirds Seminar – Saturday, February 23, 9 – 11 am, Danielle’s Great Eats Deli, Blue Ridge
Join us as we delve into the history of Bluebirds, their habitats and nesting practices as well as feeding! See how we can help attract Bluebirds to your yards!

Music – Saturday, February 23, 6 – 10 pm, Mercier Orchards, Blue Ridge *
“Bringin’ the Blues to Blue Ridge” 8th Annual Event – Mardi Gras theme. “Rollin Bones” will be back to entertain. A music event benefiting Snack in a Backpack. Great Food, Fun, Auction, Door Prizes.

Concert – Saturday, February 23, 7 pm, Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, Hiawassee *
“3 Dog Night” in concert.

Dancing– Saturday, February 23, 8 – 11 pm at John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC *
Contra & square dancing with Fred Park and Ed Baggott & Elsie Peterson.  Beginners, singles and couples welcome.  Beginners should come promptly at 8 pm, since we start with easier dances and more teaching.

Twin Chimp Birthday Celebration– Thursday, February 14, 6 – 9 pm, Paradise Hills Resort Winery & Spa, Blairsville ^
Join in celebrating the birthdays of twin chimps Buttercup and Charisse as we release our new “Riserva” wine. There will be a Twin Look-a-like Contest and photo cake. Learn more about Project Chimp from one of their reps.

^ 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 –