What’s Happening This Week

Week of   January 27 – February 2, 2020

On some roads the mountains seem to go on forever. Here are some of the events happening in our area this week.

Craft Class – Wednesday, January 29, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm, Lasso the Moon Alpaca Farm, Blairsville *
“Needle Felting a Wee Space Monster” – Like a Mr. Potato Head you will learn to make different mouth, nose and eyes parts so you can choose how your wee space man/monster turns out. Choose from 3 colors (purple, green or turquoise) to use as your main body. Make a tail if you want, many legs or just two, choice is yours. Lots of feathers and fun fibers to choose from to accent your space monster. No two will be alike.

Concert – Friday, January 31, 7 pm at John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC ^
Alma Russ is a singer/songwriter out of Sylva in Western North Carolina, playing what she considers to be “patchwork music”: country, folk, and Appalachian styles pieced together. She started playing fiddle in her early teens, and eventually took up banjo and guitar. She loves expressing herself through songwriting, as it’s cheaper than therapy, and she loves playing the old music that’s been her foundation and making something that’s her own.

Theater –  January 31 – February 2, Friday & Saturday 7:30 pm, Sunday 2:00 pm, Blue Ridge Community Theater, Blue Ridge *
“Alice in Wonderland” – Follow Alice through the Looking Glass and into Wonderland, a delightful but particularly peculiar place. Doorknobs speak, flowers sing, cats vanish, soldiers paint roses, and many celebrate their Un-Birthday almost everyday of the year! Can Alice navigate her way through Wonderland and find her way back home, or will she be stuck in this mad land forever?  You’ll have to come join the Madness to find out!

Planetarium Show – Friday, January 31, 8:00 pm, Rollins Planetarium, Young Harris College *
“Explore” – This show explores the story of humanity’s fascination with the stars—from ancient stargazers to the breakthrough discoveries of scientists like Johannes Kepler. Have you ever wondered how our modern spacecraft can navigate quickly and accurately to Earth orbit and beyond? Kepler’s Laws are fundamental in physics and astronomy and central to modern spaceflight. The show demonstrates how those laws work using simple, easy-to-understand animations and clear explanations.

^ A donation is requested for this event.
* There is a charge for this event.

More details are available at these websites.

Blairsville & Union Country – http://members.visitblairsvillega.com/events
Towns Country – http://mountaintopga.chambermaster.com/events/search?
Blue Ridge – http://www.blueridgemountains.com/cgi-bin/eventshow2.pl
John C. Campbell Folk School – http://folkschool.org/