What’s Happening This Week

Week of   July 6 – 12, 2020

Our garden is full of colorful flowers. 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.

Museum – Tuesday – Sunday, July 7 – 12, 10:30 am – 5:30 pm, Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, Blue Ridge (706-632-2144)
“Crossroads: Change in Rural America – Smithsonian Exhibit” – uses photos, objects, film, audio, and interactive technology to explore broader themes of identity, land, community, persistence, and response to change, as well as the role our rural communities have played in shaping the American cultural landscape.

Farmers Market – Tuesday, July 7, 2 – 5 pm, Union County Farmers Market, Blairsville (706-439-6043)
Local farmers sell their produce and homemade products.

Garden Lecture– Friday, July 10, 11:00 am, Hamilton Gardens, Hiawassee (706-970-0011)
“Got Scrim?” – In the landscape, scrim can be anything opaque or loose enough in texture to be seen through. Like those sheer curtains, landscape scrim adds instant dimensionality or depth. It can even add a voyeuristic sense to the garden, because the viewer is looking through something to see something else. Presentation by JoAnne Allen, Master Gardener.

Farmers Market – Saturday, July 11, 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.

Safe Boating Class – Saturday, July 11, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm, Old 911 Center, Hiawassee (770-316-8703)
Take the Free North Georgia Boating Classes, get your Card. You will need Boater Education if you were born after January 1, 1998.

Storytelling – Saturday, July 11 & 17, 6 pm, Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association ^ (706-632-2144)
“An Evening of Appalachian Stories” (Two Saturday Evenings in a Row) – spend an evening with us as we recount true stories about life, customs and traditions of Southern Appalachian life in the North Georgia mountains. This theatrical event is based on the collected interviews, stories, and folk traditions by Foxfire. Seating is limited, pre-REGISTRATION required. This event is free to the public but donations are appreciated and all proceeds go to the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association and Foxfire Fund, Inc.

Appalachian Craft – Saturday, July 11, 6 – 8 pm, The Folk Apothic, Blue Ridge * (706-907-4372)
“Appalachian Cookery” – The Appalachian ladies are back for their favorite cooking class of the year! Summer is when the garden is in full swing and today we will be cooking up the natural and organic bounty found within. Fried squash, fried okra, fresh green beans, mashed taters, fresh corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, cornbread, and a delicious peach cobbler. Vegetarians rejoice…at this time of year, the garden produces so much bounty, meat is rarely needed. As always, we will prepare, cook, and share cooking secrets and recipes before sitting down and breaking bread together. Tickets on sale.

Coffee – Sunday, July 12, 11 am – 5 pm, Trailful Outdoors, Co, Hiawassee (706-521-4453)
Enjoy a free pour-over coffee every Sunday at from our Trailful ’73 VW Camper! Come by to hang out, find a great local hike, or just grab a cup and go on the way to your adventures. Every Sunday at Trailful in downtown Hiawassee.

^ 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/cgi-bin/eventshow2.pl