April 1 & 2 Circle of Glass: Stained Glass Workshop

April 8 Animal and Ceramic Sculpture

April 22 & 23 Back to Basics with Micah Goguen

April 29 Painting a Floral Bouquet in Watercolor


May 6 & 7 May Flowers Stained Glass


June 3 Painting a Mountain Lake in Watercolor

June 10 Charcoal: Value, Contrast & Texture


July 8 Introduction to Shibori and Indigo

July 22 Animal and Ceramic Sculpture

Around Town

Spring Harvest Arts & Crafts Sale,
April 22-23 Blue Ridge

Shop hand made items from local craftsmen and artisans. Food available. Free Entry & Free Parking!

The sale hours are 9AM – 5PM on Saturday and 10AM – 5PM on Sunday.

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Bourbon Revival Band
Music For Mutts Benefit for Fannin Canine Fund
APRIL 22, 12:00 PM –3:00 PM

Kentucky’s #1 Bluegrass band, Bourbon Revival will be performing in Downtown Blue Ridge City Park, for three hours in a concert, “Music for Mutts” to raise funds for Fannin Canine Fund to build a new Animal Control Facility in Fannin County. Free admission, donations are requested. 

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Tuesdays with Morrie At the Blue Ridge Community Theater
APRIL 23 – MAY 7

Tuesdays With Morrie is the autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished journalist driven solely by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. Sixteen years after graduation, Mitch happens to catch Morrie’s appearance on a television news program and learns that his old professor is battling Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Mitch is reunited with Morrie, and what starts as a simple visit turns into a weekly pilgrimage and a last class in the meaning of life. 

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Blue Ridge Trout and Outdoor Adventures Festival

Cast – Paddle – Hike – Climb – Ride – Axe Throwing – Outdoor Art- Live Music – Craft Beer and Food and much more.

Kurt Thomas Music will be headlining this year’s Trout Fest LIVE on April 29th! The musical goodness starts at 3PM and is led by the ultra-talented Shannon Dillinger York’s Musical Adventure. Don’t miss out on fun in the sun and a bunch of feel-good music! 

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Blue Ridge Soap Box Derby
MAY 6, 10:00 AM –3:00 PM

Who’s ready to race again?! It’s time to pull your cars out and get them ready for our race Saturday, May 6th at the Fannin County Middle School.

Follow their Face Book page for more information and updates, as they come along.

26th Annual Blue Ridge
Adventure Race

This year’s 10-hour race will be exploring some of the best areas of the Aska Trail System with a great paddle down the Toccoa River. The 24-hour race will be visiting the Amicalola Falls State Park which include the best mountain bike trails at Bull Mountain and then working their way back to Blue Ridge. 

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Real Estate

My Featured Listings

261 ROOKS ROAD -$625,000

This must see Modern-Rustic Craftsman Style Home is located in a well-established Mountain Home Community just outside of Blue Ridge & McCaysville GA. With multiple custom crafted finishes through-out the home & property, some of the many features include: A well-designed Kitchen w/hand-hewn cabinets, pantry & Coffee station area, Stainless Steel Appliances… 

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153 INDIAN RIDGE RD – $699,000

This Inviting & Immaculate 3BR/3BA Log Sided Cabin located just around the bend from 1000s of acres of US Forest Service & access to Little Fightingtown Creek, offers picturesque year round mountain views & pretty seasonal sunsets from almost every room & porch. 

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Local Lender – Rebecca King!
SWBC Mortgage

Phone: (706) 487-8003
Mobile: (706) 835-8112

Click here to go to her website

In The Kitchen

Easter Carrot Cheese Ball


2 – 8 oz. packages of cream cheese
1/3 cup of sour cream
1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon of onion powder
1 bag of finely shredded Cheddar or Mexican Cheese Blend


In a large bowl combine the softened cream cheese, sour cream, spices and 1 cup of the cheddar cheese. Stir until everything is combine.

On a piece of wax paper, scoop your cheese mixture and shape into a carrot shape.

Top with remaining shredded cheese and gently pat it into the cheese ball.

Place in fridge for a few minutes to help harden it up a bit.

Gently remove carrot shaped cheese ball from the wax paper and place on serving tray.

Add some greens (what you have on hand can work) to the top. I used Arugula because that’s what I had on hand. You could use actually greens from carrots, herbs, etc.

Serve immediately or refridgerate until you are ready to serve.

Don’t forget our Furry Friends!!! –

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