Category Archives: Paul Hayward

What’s Happening This Week

Week of  November 23 – 29, 2020
Waterfalls are pretty any time of the year. 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.

Alpaca Open House – Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, November 24, 25, 27, 28, Lasso the Moon Alpaca Farm, Blairsville (706-897-2379)
Welcome to our 9th Annual Thanksgiving with Alpaca. Meet the gentle alpaca and shop for unique handmade gifts in our studio/store at Lasso the Moon Alpaca Farm. Fiber arts demos, Hot cider and soft fuzzy alpaca kisses are all waiting for you at our open house. Must make reservation.

Holiday Lights – Thursday – Saturday, November 26 – 28, 6 – 9 pm, Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, Hiawassee (706-896-4191) *
“Mountain Country Christmas in Lights– The Georgia Mountains will transform into a spectacular, magical holiday light show immersed in Christmas music, arts and crafts, food, fun and entertainment.

Olde Town Christmas – Friday – Sunday, November 27 – 29, Downtown Copperhill Tn & McCaysville GA
Copper Basin Presents ‘An Olde Town Christmas’ – 1.8 miles of walkable festive family holiday fun!  Celebrate Christmas in two states – Georgia and Tennessee! Step back in time for a Dickens-like holiday shopping and dining destination the whole family will enjoy! Follow @DiscoverCopperBasin for more information.

Holiday Show & Sale – Friday – Sunday, November 27 – 29, 10 am – 6 pm, The Art Center, Blue Ridge (706-632-2144)
Looking for that creative and unique holiday gift? Come in and shop this holiday exhibition with hundreds of hand-made items ranging from ornaments to pottery and paintings, all beautifully displayed within our Richard Low Evans Gallery… just in time for the holidays. Gift Certificates are also available.

Theater – November 27 – 29, Friday – Saturday 7:30 pm, Sunday 2:00 pm, Blue Ridge Community Theater, Blue Ridge (706-632-9223) *
“Gift of the Magi 2.0” re-imagines O. Henry’s holiday classic Gift of the Magi, setting the tale in Atlanta in the 1950’s.  This affecting adaptation centers around a local streetcar driver who’s struggling to stay afloat during the Atlanta Transit strike.  Christmas is around the corner and the young man is determined to find a way to buy his wife the perfect gift, without realizing she’s doing the same for  him.  This play tells the story of  love, sacrifice and the blessings that we take for granted.

Christmas Parade – Saturday, November 28, 6 – 7 pm, Hiawassee (706-896-4444)
“Rocking Around the Christmas Tree” is this year’s theme for the Towns County Sheriff’s Office Christmas Parade. Bring your lawn chairs and candy buckets and get ready to watch the twinkling lights and floats parade through Hiawassee. The parade route will begin in the parking lot of the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds and end at South State Bank.

^ 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:

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