Dr. Joe Kitchens of Funk Heritage at Reinhardt University Lecture at the Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell
On Thursday, September 26th, our friend Joe Kitchens, the curator of the Funk Heritage Center at Reinhardt College –and a contributor to North Georgia Living- will be lecturing at the Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell. His topic will be, not surprisingly, the history of the Native people who occupied Georgia prior to European settlers’ arrival and the events that occurred once they did arrive. Funk Heritage Center is part of the Chieftain’s Trail through North Georgia and a museum which, in part, specializes in information on the Native American people of North Georgia. The Funk is also the site chosen to receive the “Hickory Log Collection” of more than a thousand important Native American pieces found at a settlement on the Etowah River in Canton.
The lecture is part of the CNC’s monthly potluck social. The lecture and potluck are for ages 16 and older; cost is $10 for the general public and $5 for CNC members.
The monthly potluck dinners ( held every month except November and December) are hosted by the Nature Club at the CNC. The potluck begins at 7 pm and the lecture starts at 7:30.
This should be a fun and fascinating way to spend an evening.
For more information, visit http://www.chattnaturecenter.org/adult-activities/nature-club/ or call 770-992-2055 ext. 236 or email Rebecca Gilbert at firstname.lastname@example.org
Come travel back through time at New Echota-Cherokee Capital State Historic Site on Saturday, October 19, 2013, 10 am to 5 pm when Friends of New Echota (FONE) hosts New Echota Days.
Come and experience the sights, sounds and smells of early 19th century life at New Echota. Listen to storytelling, take part in social dances, and see historic demonstrations of beading, weaving, chair caning, blacksmithing and weapons demonstration. The Cherokee middle-class farmstead will be the setting for demonstrations by visiting Cherokee craftsmen, artists and volunteers. Additional demonstrations will occur throughout the historic grounds and buildings.
The Cherokee Phoenix printing office will be open all day with demonstrations and a special printing occurring on the printing press after lunch. Visiting artists Jeff Marley and Frank Brannon from western North Carolina will print in Cherokee type on the New Echota printing press. Not since 1834, before the Trail of Tears, has newly cast Cherokee type been used at New Echota. In addition, a short talk/presentation on the history of the Phoenix printing operations will be given by Marley and Brannon at 1:00 and 3:00.
The 17-minute film, The Cherokee Nation: The Story of New Echota, will be shown in the theater throughout the day. Then at 4:00 pm bring your blanket or chair and listen to a concert of Native American songs. Come and join us for this special event and enjoy the beauty of the fall landscape. Authentic Cherokee foods will be available for purchase.
Admission: $7.50 adult, $6.50 senior, $5.50 child. Admission allows access to the Cherokee farmstead, museum, film, historic grounds and nature trail. New Echota State Historic Site attracts almost 10,000 visitors annually, including hundreds of students of all ages from area public and private schools. The site is located one mile east of 1-75, exit 317, on GA Hwy. 225N. Friends of New Echota State Historic Site is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization operating as a chapter of Friends of Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites. For more information, call 706-624-1321 or visit www.gastateparks.org.
Jasper is the proud home of one of North Georgia’s favorite community playhouses, the Tater Patch Players. This season has another great play to offer with “Grace and Glorie” opening March 8th.
“Grace and Glorie” is a two-woman story, full of humor and tears. It’s set in a very rural cabin in the mountains of Virginia where the elderly Grace, having been released from the hospital, has gone home to die. She is visited by Hospice volunteer Gloria, a brash business-like woman… and not even a Southerner!
Their clashes are full of humor, their reconciliations are full of warmth. This is a truly wonderful play that will touch something in everyone — both the heart and the funny bone. Come see Pat Northcutt and Deb Heimler in this show, directed by Alex Nawrocki. The performance dates are March 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23. The Sunday shows are at 2 PM and the rest at 7:30 PM.
For more information on Tater Patch Players, visit them here.
For the fifth year, this March 9th Shamrockin’ for a Cure is back at the Verizon Amphitheatre in Alpharetta! This year’s show will include great ‘80’s music, a live auction, and silent auction and lots more! Of course, the best part is that every single dollar raised goes toward finding a cure for Cystic Fibrosis!
Right now, individual general admission tickets are all that are left! VIP Suites and reserved tables are gone –that’s how much fun this is!! General admission tickets are $95 per person, but check out what it includes: admission, entertainment, all food and drink including beer from Guinness, Abita & Strongbow, Pepperwood Wine, drinks from Deep Eddy Vodka, Chattanooga Whiskey, Karma Tequila and Rockstar Energy Drink!
Come for the party and stay til…well, until you can’t party anymore!! Eat, Drink, Party and Cure Cystic Fibrosis!
For more information visit here.
This week the 10th Annual Cowboy Gathering will be happening at the Booth Museum in Cartersville. All three days there will be great programs of interest to anyone who loves the west.
Thursday March 7th:
On the 7th, from 1 pm until 4 pm, there will be a special program for home schoolers. Home school students can learn about the sculpture process and the sculpture of artist Dave McGary. They will also be able to participate in gallery programs and art projects and enjoy special entertainment in the Booth Theatre. Cost is $5 for students and $3 for adults. Call 770-387-3849 to schedule your group. For more information visit here.
At 5 pm, member of the museum and guests are invited to attend Native Expressions: Dave McGary’s Bronze Realism, a new exhibition by the featured artist of the gathering. At 7 pm, McGary will discuss his realistic and colorful depictions of Native peoples preserved in bronze.
Friday March 8th
Today will feature the newest addition to the Gathering, the First Featured Artist Golf Tournament. This four-person team scramble is $100 per person and includes 18 holes of golf, range balls, cart, box lunch, and soft drinks. Each team is guaranteed to play one hole with famed sculptor Dave McGary and Booth Museum Executive Director Seth Hopkins. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams, longest drive, closest to the pin, and winner of the putting contest. Register by calling 770-387-1300. For more information and the Registration Form, visit here.
Saturday March 9th
From 8 am to noon, enjoy the Southeastern Chuck Wagon Cook-off (on the museum grounds). In the contest, teams of cooks will prepare food just as they did on the cattle drives of the 1800s, and ticket holders will get to eat it at noon! Tickets are $15 and should be purchased in advance by calling 770-387-1300 or in person at the Museum. Winners will be announced at 2:00 pm. For more see here.
From 10 am to 12:30 pm the finals of the Writing Through Art Literary Contest will be held in the Booth Ballroom.
11 am to 4 pm, there will be special children’s activities held throughout the museum.
From 1 pm to 6 pm, open fiddle, banjo, mandolin, and guitar contests will be held. For more visit here.
And last, but certainly not least, Asleep at the Wheel will be performing at the Grand Theatre as the Featured Entertainers of the Gathering. For more information, visit here.
For details and more about all of the events at the Gathering, visit the Booth Museum here.