Once again the Boys Scouts of America in Cherokee and Pickens counties are participating in “Scouting for Food,” a program to serve the needs of the hungry in those two counties through MUST Ministries in Cherokee County and CARE Ministries in Pickens County.
This weekend and next, boy scouts will be going through local neighborhoods, leaving off bags and instructions.
All you need to do is fill the bags with canned foods like canned beans, canned tuna, canned pasta, canned soups and stews, and canned fruit or 100% fruit juice. Simply leave the bag on your front porch on the date designated on the flyer and the local scouts will pick it up and distribute it to the local food providers.
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.
On Wednesday the 5th of March the Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association will begin Youth Art Month with a special reception at the Richard Low Evans Gallery. The reception will be from 4 pm to 6 pm.
Every year, the Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Center devotes space in their gallery in order to showcase the talents of the youth in Fannin County as part of a national program to encourage high-quality arts education for children. The Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association has been providing Youth Art Month as a service to the community since 1961.
The theme of this year’s exhibit is “Art Shapes the Earth” and the exhibit will be on display from March 5th through the 28th.
Blue Ridge has been voted one of the “Top Arts Communities” in the United States. If you’d like to see why, take the opportunity to visit the Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association, located at 420 West Main Street in Downtown Blue Ridge, just across from the City Park.
For more information visit them online 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.