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What’s Happening This Week

Week of  August 2 – 8, 2021

Queen Anne’s Lace decorates country roads. Here are some of the events happening in our area this week.

Wine Highway Month – Monday – Sunday, August 2 – 8, 1 – 5 pm, all over North Georgia (http://www.georgiawine.com/)
We are excited to announce that there will be a 2021 Georgia Wine Highway. The entire month of August will be wine highway month. The event will also expand to include wineries all over the state. There are still more details to share, so check the website often for updates on the event.

Farmers Market – Tuesday, August 3, 2 – 6 pm, Union County Farmers Market, Blairsville (706-439-6043)
Local farmers sell their produce and homemade products.

Plein Air Painting – Thursday, August 5, 2 – 5 pm, ArtWorks, Hiawassee (706-896-0932)
Meet at ArtWorks and leave at 2 pm for a local scenic spot to spend a fun afternoon painting with other artists. All media welcome. Bring supplies and equipment you can carry. Some walking on uneven ground may be required.  Remember to bring some water and a hat.

Shopping – Thursday, August 5, 5 – 8 pm, downtown Blairsville
Every first Thursday of the month is “Shop Late Thursday” in Downtown Blairsville! Participating Downtown Blairsville businesses will be open additional hours from 5pm – 8pm and will feature deals, discounts and other exciting offers!

Music – Thursday, August 5, 6 pm to dusk, Horseshoe Bend Park in Mineral Bluff (706-632-5680)
“Pickin’ in Horseshoe Bend” – everyone is welcome to pick and/or listen. Music Jams start around 6:00 PM. Bring a lawn chair, your instrument, your picnic dinner, and enjoy. Weather permitting.

Theater – August 5 – 8, Thursday – Saturday 7:30 pm, Sunday 2:00 pm, Blue Ridge Community Theater, Blue Ridge (706-632- 9191
“The Odd Couple” – This classic comedy opens as a group of the guys assemble for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. And if the mess is any indication, it’s no wonder that his wife left him. Late to arrive is Felix Unger, who has just been separated from his wife. Fastidious, depressed, and none too tense, Felix seems suicidal, but as the action unfolds, Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind when the clean freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together with hilarious results as The Odd Couple is born.

Night Market – Friday, August 6, 5 – 10 pm, Town Square, Hiawassee (dmc@hiawasseega.gov)
Hiawassee Night Market is a family-friendly, open-air night artist & artisan market featuring fresh produce, food trucks, games, and live music. The market will be filled with excitement and fun.  Night Market is the monthly destination for outdoor dining, shopping, and entertainment.

Concert – Friday, August 6, 7 pm, Old Courthouse on the Square, Blairsville ^
The Tunnel Rats will perform at the Friday night concert series. The band uses their music to honor and raise awareness of issues facing our veterans and those returning from active duty. They entertain audiences with an Americana blend of songs that span bluegrass, folk, Southern rock, blue, and country, sprinkled with a variety of their own original songs.

Concert – Friday, August 6, 7 pm, Courthouse Square, Hayesville, NC (828-415-1623) ^
“Lindsay Beth Harper” – come down starting at 6 pm to set up your lawn chair and grab something to eat and drink from our local vendors.  Keep making memories on the Square! Donations are welcome.

Movie – Friday, August 6, 8:30 pm, at Deep Roots Orchard, McCaysville (706-492-7753)
“Dirty Dancing” – Join the Folk at the orchard for a movie under the stars. Bring your blankets and pillows and coppasquat on the hillside above poplar holler as they screen some of their beloved movies. The movie is free and concessions will be sold so please, no outside food admitted.

Farmers Market – Saturday, August 7, 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.

Farm & Craft Swap Day – Saturday, August 7, 10 am – 3 pm, Union County Schools Agriscience Center, Blairsville (706- 897-6645)
Union County Middle School FFA hosts Farm and Craft swap day. Meet and support local businesses and farms. Vendors include local farms, bakeries, craftsmen, retail, crafts and many more.

Music – Saturday, August 7, 1 – 3 pm, Reece Heritage Farm, Blairsville (706-745-2034) ^
“Jim Wood” – Solo Acoustic Singer-Songwriter will perform wo hours of original & cover songs, stories & jokes, too! He will be playing at the pavilion. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy music while social distancing! Free admission, donations welcome!

Cruise In – Saturday, August 7, 4 – 7 pm, Farmer’s Market, Blairsville (706-897-5857)
Blairsville Cruisers car club presents their Cruise In at the Union County Farmers Market in Blairsville, GA.  Today’s awards are for Best Late Model (1990 or newer).   No registration fees. All vehicles welcome!

Concert – Saturday, August 7, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, Downtown Hiawassee Square (706-994-1247)
Southern Vantage will perform – North Georgia’s Southern rock/country band. We’re sure you will enjoy tapping your toes and maybe even getting up to dance to the lively tunes of our various bands each Saturday. Concerts are Free!  Bring your folding chair. Our favorite cooks from the VFW Post 7807 Auxiliary will be there starting at 6:30 with the best grilled hot dogs in the county!  Pets are welcome (on a leash please, with clean up materials) The rain venue for our concerts is the Civic Center (just around the corner from the Square). We’re sure you will enjoy tapping your toes and maybe even getting up to dance to the lively tunes of our various bands each Saturday. Concerts are Free!  Bring your folding chair. Our favorite cooks from the VFW Post 7807 Auxiliary will be there starting at 6:30 with the best grilled hot dogs in the county!  Pets are welcome (on a leash please, with clean up materials) The rain venue for our concerts is the Civic Center (just around the corner from the Square).

^ 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/events/