What’s Happening This Week

Week of  August 8 – 14, 2022

After a summer rain, mushrooms sprout in the woods. Here are some of the events happening in our area this week.

Farmers Market – Tuesday, August 9, 9 am – 1 pm, Union County Farmers Market, Blairsville (706-439-6043)
Food purchased at a local Farmers Market comes with outstanding freshness, quality, flavor, and variety. You know exactly where your food comes from and how it was grown. Additionally, you support a sustainable regional food system that helps small family farms stay in business, protects land from development, and provides all of us with fresh, local food.

Music – Thursday, August 11, 6 pm to dusk, Horseshoe Bend Park in Mineral Bluff (706-946-1130)
Pickin’ in Horseshoe Bend Park every Thursday, 6:00 PM to dusk, May – Sept. Live music jams & pickin’ on the banks of the Toccoa River at the Horseshoe Bend Park in McCaysville. Come out, bring the whole family to enjoy the experience.Picnic tables available, nice grassy lawn but you are also welcome to bring a blanket or chair. Weather Permitting.

Concert – Thursday, August 11, 7 – 8 pm, John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC (1-800- 365-5724) ^
“Becky Hill, Betse Ellis, Clarke Wyatt & more” – Their music is familiar… and totally different, a fiddle and banjo duo with a sense of adventure. Old time music and song celebrated alongside inventive new compositions: a passion for the depth of tradition and a look to new creative paths. Betse & Clark will be collaborating with foot percussionist Becky Hill and other special guests.

Theater – August 11 – 14, Thursday – Saturday 7:30 pm, Saturday & Sunday 2:00 pm, Blue Ridge Community Theater, Blue Ridge (706-632- 9191) *
“Death Trap” – Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, is struggling to overcome a dry spell which has resulted in a string of flops. A possible break in his fortunes occurs when he receives a script from a student in the seminar he has been conducting at a nearby college—a thriller that Sidney recognizes immediately as a potential Broadway smash. Sidney’s plan, devised with his wife’s help, is to offer collaboration to the student for co-credit. Or is it? With twists and turns of devilish cleverness and hilariously sudden shocks audiences will be spellbound until the very end!

Gardening – Friday, August 12, 9:00 – 11:30 am, GMREC campus, Georgia Mountain Experiment Station, Blairsville (706-745-2655)
“Cool Season Gardening” – Jacob Williams, Ray Covington and Tim Coolong return to discuss cool season gardening.  This seminar is geared towards the new vegetable gardener and will cover soil preparation, weed control, plant selection, and timing. Preregistration required.

Bear Days – Friday, August 12, 10 am – 4 pm, Brasstown Bald, Blairsville *parking fee
Appalachia Georgia Friends of Bears will be at Brasstown Bald tp educate visitors on Black Bears and how to avoid bear conflict.

Concert – Friday, August 12, 7 pm, Old Courthouse on the Square, Blairsville (706-745-5493)
“Roy Perrin (Elvis)” – these Friday night concerts feature regional musicians that showcase our mountain heritage. Doors open at 6pm.  We recommend you get there early to make sure you get a seat!

Musical – Friday (7 pm), Saturday (7 pm), Sunday (2 pm),  August 12 – 14, Peacock Performing Arts Center, Hayesville, NC (828-389-2787) *
“Jekyll & Hyde – Gothic Musical” by Frank Wildhorn & Leslie Bricusse – Based on the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson, this is the tale of two men – one, a doctor, passionate and romantic; the other, a terrifying madman – and two women – one, beautiful and trusting; the other, beautiful and trusting only herself– both women in love with the same man and both unaware of his dark secret. A devoted man of science, Dr. Henry Jekyll is driven to find a chemical breakthrough that can solve some of mankind’s most challenging medical dilemmas. Rebuffed by the powers that be, he decides to make himself the subject of his own experimental treatments, accidentally unleashing his inner demons along with the man that the world would come to know as Mr. Hyde.

Farmers Market – Saturday, August 13, 8 am – 1 pm, Union County Farmers Market, Blairsville (706-439-6043)
Food purchased at a local Farmers Market comes with outstanding freshness, quality, flavor, and variety. You know exactly where your food comes from and how it was grown. Additionally, you support a sustainable regional food system that helps small family farms stay in business, protects land from development, and provides all of us with fresh, local food.

Cornhole Tournament – Saturday, August 13, 11 am – 7 pm, Pat Haralson Civic Center, Blairsville *
Allegheny Masonic Lodge Inaugural “Toss In The Mountains” Cornhole Tournament presented by the North Georgia Cornhole Association. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Prizes. 50/50 Raffle and drawings. Bouncy House (Aerojump Inc.). Other family attractions ?Hamburgers and Hotdogs will be available at the event.

Story Time – Saturday, August 13, 1 -2 pm, Book Bound Bookstore, Blairsville (706-897-4198)
Bring your little ones, ages 3-10, to our monthly Storytime at Book Bound Bookstore Every second Saturday children will enjoy a different story, a craft, and a drawing to win a free book! Story starts @ 1PM with craft to follow!

Bike Night – Saturday, August 13, 4 – 8 pm, Abide Coffee Shop parking lot, Blairsville
Come out and get to know some of our local bikers – 2nd Saturday of every month through October. All riders are welcome!

Music – Saturday, August 13, 7 – 9 pm, Vogel State Park, Blairsville *parking fee ^
Join us at the park Saturday nights for Music in the Park! Every Saturday in the summer we have a different artist or band playing at the Lakeside Pavilion! The concert is always free but donations to the artists are appreciated!

^ 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/