What’s Happening This Week

Week of  June 14 – 20, 2021

Mallard ducks along the water’s edge. Even though many events have been postponed or canceled due to COVID-19, one can still enjoy nature in the mountains.  It is best to check before attending any of the events listed below.

Art Class – Monday, June 14, 11 am – 12 noon, Mountain Regional Library, Young Harris, (mountainlibrary.com)
“The Sketchbook Project” – Local artist Julia Stevens will teach a brief lesson on drawing in nature. Patrons can check out sketchbooks to draw or paint their own nature art. The sketchbooks will circulate through the community until Friday, July 23, when patrons’ original artwork will be displayed and judged. Prizes will be awarded in all age categories, preK through senior adults .

Farmers Market – Tuesday, June 15, 2 – 6 pm, Union County Farmers Market, Blairsville (706-439-6043)
Local farmers sell their produce and homemade products.

Shopping – Thursday, June 17, 4 – 7 pm, Union Country Sports Complex, Blairsville (706-745-5789)
“Buy Local Extravaganza 2021” – Browse and Buy from more than 75 local Chamber member businesses including: Local Farms, Unique Craft Creators, Bakeries, Service Businesses, Outdoor Activities, Retailers, Personal Care Representatives, Demonstrators, Local Gourmet and Specialty Restaurants, and many more!

Music – Thursday, June 17, 6 pm to dusk, Horseshoe Bend Park in Mineral Bluff (706-632-5680)
“Pickin’ in Horseshoe Bend” – everyone is welcome to pick and/or listen. Music Jams start around 6:00 PM. Bring a lawn chair, your instrument, your picnic dinner, and enjoy. Weather permitting.

Story Time Picnic – Friday, June 18, 11 am – 12 noon, The Town Square, Hiawassee, (mountainlibrary.com)
Shhh! Don’t Tell the Ants! The Towns County Libraries will have a picnic in the park at the Town Square  in Hiawassee (in front of the courthouse and the Towns County Public Library). Bring your own blanket and picnic. We’ll provide story time, incredible recipes for edible ants, and a take-and-make activity.

Lecture– Friday, June 18, 11:00 am, Hamilton Gardens, Hiawassee (706-970-0011) ^
Let’s Get Growing Lecture – “Fireflies and their habitats” by Becky Griffin, State Pollinator Coordinator at UGA.

Concert – Friday, June 18, 7 pm, Old Courthouse on the Square, Blairsville ^
The Hogsed Brothers will perform at the Friday night concert series.

Rodeo – Friday & Saturday, June 18 & 19, 8 – 11 pm, Union County Arena, Blairsville (706-435-8298) *
“10th Annual Blairsville Pro Rodeo” hosted by Union County Saddle Club – Each night will begin with a presentation by our very own Union County Sass ‘n Saddle Precision Drill Team.  They will also perform an additional routine just prior to intermission.  Events include Bareback Bronc Riding, Saddleback Bronc Riding, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Tie-Down Roping, Cowgirl Break-away Roping, Cowgirl Barrel Racing, and Bull Riding.

Farmers Market – Saturday, June 19, 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.

Music – Saturday, June 19, 1 – 3 pm, Reece Heritage Farm, Blairsville (706-745-2034) ^
Reece Heritage Farm presents solo singer-songwriter, fiddler Wyatt Espalin live! Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy music while social distancing! Free! Donations Welcome.

Theater – Saturday (2 pm & 7 pm) & Sunday (2 pm), June 19 & 20, Peacock Performing Arts Center, Hayesville, NC *
Aladdin’s Adventure, “A Magic Lamp and Flying Carpet Arrives” 40 children who are part of Ms. Robbie’s “Magic Lamp Adventure Camp”, will perform a 2-hour musical production of an “Aladdin” story. The children work on their parts for a mere two weeks. They learn songs, dances and create amazing characters to go with Ms. Robbie’s rendition of “Aladdin”.

Cruise In – Saturday, June 19, 4 – 7 pm, on the Blairsville Square (www.blairsvillecruisers.com)
Put on by Blairsville Cruisers, known for monthly ”Block Parties” and our ”Cruise Ins on the Square” (April-Oct.). Their volunteers raise and then distribute funds directly to local families and children.

Music – Saturday, June 19, 6 – 8 pm, Inner Awakenings, Blairsville (706-374-0528) ^
Come join us for a Music Event! Bring a seat: (chair, blanket, yoga mat, etc.) of choice along with a cooler of your favorite food and drink and enjoy some music as we begin to welcome in the season of the Summer Solstice. An eclectic collection of music will be provided by Tom and Mary for your listening pleasure. A music meditation will begin promptly at 6PM so please come 10 minutes early to settle in.

^ 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/