Welcome to the Blue Ridge Highlander...Your Guide
to the Best the Blue Ridge - Smoky Mountains have to offer
Murphy, North Carolina
John Mac Kah & Ruthanne Kah
Meet the Artist Reception at Highlander Gallery
Thursday May 26th
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Come to the Highlander Gallery to meet John Mac Kah & Ruthanne Kah and enjoy their beautiful artwork.
Wine, Hors d'oeuvres and a classical guitarist for your enjoyment.
Enter for a Chance to Win John Mac Kah's John C. Campbell Folk School Framed Giclee Series, a $475 value.
All proceeds go to support the local food bank
Blue Ridge, GA
Spring Arts in the Park
May 28th & 29th ~ 10 am - 5 pm
Enjoy the 40th annual Spring Arts in the Park fine arts and fine crafts festival held in the beautiful Downtown City Park of Blue Ridge, Georgia during Memorial Day weekend. Admire artwork and enjoy tasty food from over 175 juried fine arts and fine crafts exhibitors and food booths.
Chimney Rock, NC
Memorial Day Weekend Family Discovery Programs
May 28th, 29th & 30th
11 am -4 pm
Meet some of Grady the Groundhog's woodland friends or possibly our birds of prey, a Red-tailed hawk and Great Horned Owl! Our resident education animals are the stars of the program, which explains each animal's role in our ecosystem, how they came to live at the park and lessons on what we can do to help protect wildlife. Family wildlife programs at 2pm. Try to outwit gravity with a free climb per person on our climbing tower open 11am–4pm.
Spring Arts & Crafts Festival
May 28th & 29th ~ 7 am - 5 pm
The 2016 Blairsville Arts, Crafts, and Music Festival will take place on Saturday, May 28th and Sunday, May 29th around the Square in Blairsville. You will enjoy visiting over fifty arts & crafts vendors from around the region along with some delicious mountain fair food.
Georgia Mountain Fair
Anderson Music Hall
28th~ 7 pm
Ernest Evans, better known as Chubby Checkers, was born in Spring Gulley, South Carolina, but grew up in South Philadelphia, where he lived with his parents and two brothers. When he was a small boy, his mother took him to see Sugar Child Robinson, a child piano prodigy and also the famous country singer Ernest Tubb. Young Evans was so impressed, that he vowed to someday enter show business and took his first step toward that goal by forming a street corner harmony group when he was only 11 years old.
Blue Ridge Georgia
Blue Ridge Community Theater
Thurs - Sunday ~ May 19th ~ June 5th
Accusations, mistaken identities, and romances run wild in this traditional, laugh-out-loud farce. Two nuns at the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing have been secretly making wine to keep the convent's doors open, but Paul and Sally, reporters and former fiancees, are hot on their trail. They go undercover as a nun and priest, but their presence, combined with the addition of a new nun, spurs paranoia throughout the convent that spies have been sent from Rome to shut them down. Wine and secrets are inevitably spilled as everyone tries to preserve the convent and reconnect with lost loves.
Phase I of the "new" Blue Ridge Highlander...
The Highlander has been on-line for over 18 years, and has been redesigned and re-programmed many times over the years. This update was the most challenging to date, due to the advanced technology of our times.
Due to the shear volume of valuable information that the Highlander contains, this new update has been in the making for a while. We have a lot of it completed and are anticipating having the entire "Phase I" completed by the end of January.
We would love your input as to the improvements as well as any suggestions as to what you would like to see in Phase II.
Continue to check out the progress, each week you will see something new...enjoy...
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