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What’s Happening This Week

Week of  May 25 – 31, 2020

Pink lady slippers bring a splash of bright color in the forest. Even though many events have been postponed or canceled due to efforts to limit the spread of the coronavirus, one can still enjoy nature in the mountains.  More activities are being scheduled, but it is best to check before attending.

Memorial Day Service – Monday, May 25, 11 am, Towns County Veterans Memorial Park, Hiawassee
Come and honor our military veterans of America – “Freedom Givers”, past, present and future.

Music – Thursday, May 28, 6 pm to dusk, Horseshoe Bend Park in Mineral Bluff
Pickin’ in Horseshoe Bend. Live music jams and pickin’ on the banks of the Toccoa River.

Concert – Friday, May 29, 7 pm, Historic Clay County Courthouse, Hayesville, NC (828-415-1623) ^
“The Caribbean Cowboys” – bring your favorite lawn chair, your sweetheart and family, and come out for our FREE summer concerts on the Historic Courthouse Square in downtown Hayesville! No registration or tickets required! Red Bucket Donations appreciated.

Pie Fest – Saturday, May 30, 12 noon – 5 pm, Paradise Hills Resort Winery, Blairsville (877-745-7483) *
“2nd Annual Great American Pie Fest” – a full day of celebration as we honor our Heroes. There will be a beer brats lunch and a never ending pie buffet for purchase. Music by Robert Ferguson.

Coffee – Sunday, May 31, 11 am – 5 pm, Trailful Outdoors, Co, Hiawassee (706-521-4453)
Enjoy a free pour-over coffee every Sunday at from our Trailful ’73 VW Camper! Come by to hang out, find a great local hike, or just grab a cup and go on the way to your adventures. Every Sunday at Trailful in downtown Hiawassee.

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