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What’s Happening This Week

Week of   January 24 – 30, 2022

Early morning fog hangs low in distant valleys. Here are some of the events happening in our area this week.

Craft Class – Wednesday, January 26, 3:30 & 5:30 pm, Rustic Mountain Décor, Blairsville (706-400-5716) *
“Make & Take Craft Mason Jar” – Our Make-n-Take Craft Event will be Valentine festive. We’ll be making Glitter Mason Jars, which hold the most beautiful red roses. We have two event times available, at 3:30 and 5:30. Please RSVP.

Theater – January 28 – 30, Friday & Saturday 7:30 pm, Sunday 2:00 pm, Blue Ridge Community Theater, Blue Ridge (706-632- 9191) *
“Disney’s – Descendents, The Musical” – It is present-day, and in the kingdom of Auradon, all of Disney’s beloved heroes and royalty are living happily ever after, safe from the terrifying villains and troublesome sidekicks they have banished to the magic-free Isle of the Lost. That is until Ben, the benevolent teenage son of Belle and King Adam (The Beast), offers a chance of redemption for the troublemaking offspring of the evilest villains. Mal, Evie, Jay and Carlos – the children of Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Cruella De Vil, and Jafar – are welcomed to Auradon Prep to attend school with the children of their parents’ sworn enemies. Now entering a completely foreign world and way of life, the four Villain Kids have a difficult choice to make: should they follow in their parents’ wicked footsteps or learn to be good?
Based on the popular Disney Channel Original Movies, Disney’s Descendants: The Musical is a brand-new musical comedy featuring the beloved characters and hit songs from the films!

Planetarium Show – Friday, January 28, 8 – 9 pm, Rollins Planetarium, Young Harris College *
“The Sun: Our Living Star” – The Sun is our nearest star and our planet’s powerhouse, the source of the energy that drives our winds, our weather and all life.  The light that warms our skin today has been felt by every person who has ever lived.  The passage of the Sun’s fiery disc across the sky – day by day, month by month – was how humanity kept track of time for countless generations.  Although it is a typical dwarf star, the Sun consumes 600 million tons of hydrogen each second and is 500 times as massive as all the planets combined.  Discover the secrets of our star and experience never-before-seen images of its violent surface in this visually striking planetarium show about the most important star in our lives.

Burger Week – Saturday, January 28 – Saturday, February 5, Young Harris & Hiawassee (706-896-4966) *
Enjoy $8 burgers at area participating area restaurants and have the chance to win $225 in restaurant gift cards! Nine area restaurants will be featuring a special burger. Pick up a passport with rules at the Lake Chatuge Welcome Center or participating restaurants to participate. Participating restaurants are Brother’s At Willow Ranch, Hawg Wild BBQ and Catfish House, Hiawassee Brew, Hideaway Restaurant at Lake Chatuge, Main Street Grill, Marina Station, Mary’s Southern Grill, Sundance Grill, and Young Harris Wing House.

Concert – Saturday, January 29, 7 pm, Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, Hiawassee (706-896-4191) *
“For King and Country” – one of the music industry’s most respected and decorated duos. Brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone have won four Grammy Awards, seven GMA Dove Awards, a Billboard Music Award, 13 K-Love Fan Awards, and their eight No. 1 songs have produced an astonishing accumulation of over one billion on-demand streams.

Variety Show – Saturday, January 29, 7 pm, Peacock Performing Arts Center, Hayesville, NC (828-389-2787) *
“Hayesville’s Got Talent” – You’re invited to this “Scribes on Stage” Series Event where you’ll watch friends and neighbors take the stage showcasing area talent in a variety show format.  From youth to adults – creating music and song, poetry and prose and storytelling – featuring the magic of local theater and homegrown talent.  This is sure to be an evening for gathering of friends, family and fun!   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  –

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