What’s Happening This Week

Week of April 16 – 22,  2018

Spring has bright colors as leaves and blossoms bloom.  Here are some of the many events happening in our area this week.

Dancing – Tuesday, April 17, 7 pm at John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC
Free introduction to Contra, Square and Circle Dances to live music.

Play – Tuesday – Saturday, April 17 – 21, 7 pm (additional 2 pm matinee on Saturday) (Dobbs Theater, Young Harris College *
Silent Sky is a play based on the true story of 19th- century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt.  It explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them.

Food – Thursday, April 19, 12 noon, North Georgia Technical College, Blairsville *
Join Blairsville’s Culinary Arts Programfor the first Southern Comfort mini-grandbuffet.  Enjoy roast beef, pork tenderloin, mac & cheese, collard greens, corn casserole and many more southern favorites.  This event is a fundraiser for the NGTC Culinary Arts study abroad program.

Crocheting– Thursday, April 19, 6 – 8 pm, Pat’s Hallmark, Blairsville *
Announcing our next DIY Night – Introduction to crocheting by the experts from Made With Love Marketplace.  Come for an evening of shopping, fun & learning!

Theater –April 19 – 22, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 7:30 pm, Sunday 2:00 pm, Blue Ridge Community Theater, Blue Ridge *
Boys Next Door – Set in a communal home for handicapped boys, author Tom Griffin’s play hits squarely on the truth of life with its constant interplays and shadings of triumphs and tears. Humor and humanity abound.  PG13 Rating

Musical – April 19 – 22, Thursday (6 pm), Saturday (2 pm & 6 pm), Sunday (3 pm), Fannin County High School, Blue Ridge *
The Addams Family will be performed by high school students.

Wild Plant Seminar– Friday, April 20, 10 – 11:45 am, The Georgia Mountain Research & Education Center, Blairsville
Linda Chafin, Conservation Botanist, Science and Conservation Program, State Botanical Garden of Georgia, University of Georgia. Georgia is one of the most species-rich states in the country, with more than 4000 plants. Linda will talk about the “wild gardens” that grace Georgia’s many natural communities, with an emphasis on those found in the Southern Blue Ridge.

Concert –Friday, April 20, 7 pm at John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC ^
Skylark is devoted to the traditional music of Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales, and Brittany on Ireland’s national instruments: the Irish harp and the Irish uilleann (“elbow”) pipes.

Food –Friday, April 20, 6 – 8 pm, Crane Creek Vineyards, Young Harris *
Tapas and Live Music – every Friday at Crane Creek Vineyards on the Tasting Room Decks. This week’s musicians are Surrender Hill.  The al la carte menu changes weekly.  Reservations are not required, but highly encouraged!

Earth Day Expo – Saturday, April 21, 10 am – 2 pm, Hamilton Gardens, Hiawassee
Exhibits from Agencies & Groups who are Stewards of the Earth. Trash to Treasures recycled art display.  Demonstrations throughout the gardens. Plant Sales.

Music & Folk Art Festival– Saturday & Sunday, April 21 – 22, on the Square in Dahlonega
The Bear on the Square Mountain Music & Folk Art Festivalwill be held in and around Dahlonega’s Historic Public Square, an authentic Appalachian Festival featuring bluegrass and old-time music, a juried Artists Market Place featuring traditional mountain crafts, storytelling, free music workshops and demonstrations, dance team performances, an old-time mountain dance, an open mic event, and more.

Vino & Vibes – Saturday, April 21, 2 – 5 pm, Hightower Creek Vineyards, Hiawassee *
Enjoy a glass of wine or a tasting of 5 wines. Artisan cheeses and salami served with crackers, beer, wine lushies, and artisan chocolate truffles are also offered. Come for a fun afternoon of great music with Tony Ford.

Food – Saturday, April 21, 5 – 8 pm, Willow Creek Falls & Vineyard, Blue Ridge *
Taste of Blue Ridge, an annual event sponsored by Humane Society of Blue Ridge. Local restaurants will provide food, the event will also include a silent auction, a live auction, beer/wine and live music.  Tickets must be purchased beforehand.

Earth Day Celebration– Sunday, April 22, 1 – 5 pm, Paradise Hills Resort Winery & Spa, Blairsville *
The annual Earth Day Celebration! Earth Day 2018 also marks the beginning of the all-new Paradise Hills Concert Series! 


^ 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/