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.
The March 2013 meeting of the Georgia Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association will be held on Saturday March 9th, at 10:30 am. The meeting will be held at the Chief Vann House State Historic Site in Chatsworth, Ga. The Chief Vann House is the beautifully restored Federal Home of one of the wealthiest and most well known Cherokee Chieftains.
The guest speaker at this month’s meeting will be Tony Harris. Harris is an ethnobotanist specializing in Cherokee plants who in 2011, began sharing his vision for a Cherokee garden at Green Meadows Preserve in Cobb County. This property belonged to the Cherokees prior to the 1832 Georgia Land Grant, and Harris believed it was a perfect spot to use for an educational Cherokee Garden. The Cherokee Garden was designed to preserve- and teach the community about -the plants that were historically significant to the Cherokee. The over 600 native plants there were chosen because they were used for medicine, food, weapons, crafts, lodging, canoes and basketry.
Also at the meeting will be Ron Cooper, author of “It’s My Trail, Too”, written about his personal journey along the Trail of Tears. Meetings are free and open to the public. You need not have Native American ancestry to join, just an interest and desire to learn more about this fascinating and tragic event.
The Chief Vann House is located west of Chatsworth at the intersection of Georgia Hwys. 225 and 52-A. (Northeast of Calhoun and almost due east of Dalton. The phone number for the Chief Vann House is 706-695-2598. For more information about the Trail of Tears Association, visit the National website here, the Georgia website here or contact Linda Baker at 770-704-6338 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find out more about Trail of Tears Association activities by visiting the TOTA blog here.
The Weather Channel’s headline reads “Another Nasty Weekend.” So what are you to do in all of the muck and mire? Luckily, here in North Georgia, there is lots of great live theater to watch this weekend.
At the Cumming Playhouse: Steel Magnolias
The Gypsy Theatre Company is producing this version of the hilarious and touching story of the ladies in Chinquapin, Louisiana who “get done” at Truvy’s salon. If you’ve never seen Steel Magnolias, don’t miss it now. For more visit here.
At Tater Patch in Jasper: Driving Miss Daisy
The heart-warming story of Daisy Werthan, a wealthy Atlanta Jewish matron and her black chauffeur, Hoke Colburn, told through their relationship from 1948 to 1973. A truly wonderful play from a great community playhouse. For more visit the Tater Patch Players here.
At Elm Street Cultural Arts Center in Woodstock: Once Upon a Mattress
This is the enduring play that made Carol Burnett into a star. A hilarious musical fantasy suitable for all ages. For more visit here.
At the Historic Holly Theatre in Dahlonega: The Little Mermaid
Produced by the Holly Children’s Theatre, this is the classic story of Ariel the Mermaid. For more see here.
At Kennesaw State: Red Hanrahan
This brand new and original production based on the works of Irish poet William Butler Yeats has already been tapped for a performance at the Fringe Festival in Scotland in August. For more, visit here.
At Young Harris College: The Producers
Based on one of the funniest movies ever made (also called The Producers by Mel Brooks) this is the story of a down-and-out theatrical producer and his accountant. The two plot to bilk old ladies out of money by producing a sure-fire flop with the hilariously offensive name of “Springtime for Hitler.” It succeeds, of course, and insanity ensues. For more see here.