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Community-Wide Events

Monthly Habitat surplus sale Fri/SAT

Habitat for Humanity holds a surplus sale of home construction and remodeling supplies (including tools and decorating items) on the second weekend of each month. The items are available Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12 and 13, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 16 Westbrook Dr. (next to Chestatee Animal Hospital on Hwy 52 East). Visa, MasterCard and Discover accepted. All proceeds benefit Habitat.

Plant Clinic at Home Depot Saturday

Local Master Gardeners will be on hand at the Home Depot in Dahlonega from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 13, to answer gardening questions. You can ask about suitable plants for our area, weed and insect pests, plants with a purpose (such as drought-tolerance, deer-resistance, seasonal color, attracting birds and butterflies), and lots more. And if the answer isn’t readily available, we’ll research it and get back to you. Paula Allen, 706-864-1274, pauladollcollector@ymail.com

Rape Response training starts Saturday

Rape Response, Inc., a United Way agency serving victims of sexual violence in Lumpkin County with support, advocacy and education will be offering training for new volunteers beginning Saturday, Oct. 13. Volunteers are on call at night or weekends and are free to maintain their own schedules. Training spans three weeks with classes Saturday, Oct. 13, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday, Oct. 18, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; Thursday, Oct. 25, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Oct. 27, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. All dates must be attended. To register for training, or learn more about Rape Response, call (770) 503-7273 or visit the website at www.raperesponse.com.

Cottrell speaker series continues Oct. 18

Penny McIntyre, president, Newell Consumer Group, Newell Rubbermaid, will be the presenter at the Mike Cottrell School of Business Speaker Series Thursday, Oct. 18, from 12:55-1:55 p.m. Sessions are held in the auditorium of the Health and Natural Sciences building at 159 Sunset Drive. This is the fourth year for the speaker series in which NGCSU and its business school bring top executives to campus to share their ideas for sustaining profitable growth in today’s fiercely competitive world. Sessions are free and open to the public.

Learn about gold prospecting Oct. 20

Weekend Gold Miners Prospecing Club, Inc., invites the public to learn about recreational gold prospecting at a free common dig on their Etowah River lease from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. Club members will be demonstrating equipment used in their hobby. Signs will be posted along routes. For maps and information visit www.weekendgoldminers.com or call 770-531-9346.

NOA CHILI Cook-Off Oct. 27, enter now

The 7th Annual Chili Cook-Off, sponsored by NOA (No One Alone), will be held in Hancock Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. A $10 admission ticket to the event includes tasting, cornbread, drink and dessert as well as the opportunity to vote for your favorite chili and BBQ. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Children 10 and under admitted free. To enter the chili competition, you must submit your entry form by Oct. 24; contestant fee is $25 per group. Proceeds will go to NOA, a local organization addressing the issue of domestic violence in our community. http://noonealone.org, Nicole, 706-864-1306 ext. 6.

Rides, Races, Festivals

registration open for youth homes ride

Lumpkin County Sheriff Office is now registering bikers to join in the Annual Ride to Benefit the Georgia Sheriff’s Youth Homes to be held Saturday, Oct. 13. Cost to join the event is $25 per bike and $10 per passenger. Riders will leave from Frazier’s Harley Davidson in Buford and end at Rider’s Hill in Dahlonega. Money raised from the event goes to support the five campuses across the state where at-risk youth are provided a structured, loving environment, educational support, recreational opportunities and training in life skills. Registration forms can be downloaded at http://www.lumpkincounty.gov/dept/sheriff under downloads and mailed to Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office c/o Brigette Barker, 10th Annual Ride, 385 East Main Street, Dahlonega. Make checks payable to Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes. Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes is a 501©3 organization. For more information, contact Barker, LCSO, 706-482-2629.

Gold rush days Oct. 20-21

Gold Rush Days, Dahlonega’s largest and oldest festival, will be held Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 20 and 21, around the square and in the streets of downtown Dahlonega. Over 300 art and craft exhibitors will be on hand and an estimated crowd of over 200,000 will visit the festival, voted one of the Top 20 Events in the southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society. Included in the two day event are a parade, children’s activities, a fashion show, gold panning contest, wheelbarrow race, King and Queen Coronation, hog calling, buck dancing contest, gospel singing and other live entertainment, wrist wrestling, and of course, plenty of food. Food and craft booths will be open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. A concert will be held in front of the visitor’s center from 6-7:30 p.m. Saturday. Sponsored by the Dahlonega Jaycees. 706-864-7247, www.dahlonegajaycees.com

Poker Run: Bikes, Cars, etc. Oct. 20

Caring Hands Ministries invites everyone who rides, and drives (cars, trucks and vans are also welcome) to its 1st Annual Poker Run Saturday, Oct. 20. Registration is 9 a.m. at Rooster’s at the end of Georgia Highway 400. First bike out at 10a.m., last bike out 11 a.m. The ride ends at Riverside Cafe in Helen, where there will be pulled pork barbecue, karaoke, door prizes and more. First hand costs $15; additional hands are $5. Proceeds help Caring Hands Ministries help people in need in Northeast Georgia. The non-profit has been helping people with emergency financial assistance, food, clothing and more for 18 years. To register early, or for more information, call Carrie Shroyer, (706) 969-8184.

Chestatee Wildlife Preserve benefit ride

Chestatee Wildlife Preserve is holding a benefit bike ride and day at the zoo on Sunday, Oct. 28. The ride starts at Appalachian Biker Gear at Settendown Village Road and GA 400 with registration (adults $10, children 11 and under, $5. A police-escorted ride to the zoo begins at 11:45 a.m. Ride your motorcycle or drive your car and bring your family. Animal show at 2 p.m. 678-951-3058, 678-537-6765, info@chestateewildlife.com

Children & Young Adults

GYMNASTICS at the YMCA

Build strength, confidence, agility, and flexibility while learning gymnastics skills and having fun. Classes are for ages 3-14. Session 2 “registration” begins Oct. 15, and classes are filled on a first come first serve basis. Classes on Wednesdays for 9 classes/weeks. Session 2 begins Oct. 24. Tiny Tumblers: ages 3-5, 5:20-5:55 p.m., $60/9 weeks. Tumble Trainers, beginner/intermediate ages 6 and up, 4-5 p.m., $80/9 weeks. Tumble Tigers: advanced, ages 7 and up, 4-5:30 p.m., $100/9 weeks. Call Ms. Connie with class questions, 706-864-5753, or the YMCA to sign up, 706-864-3622.

Free teen driving program offered Oct. 23

Georgia Teens Ride With P.R.I.D.E. (Parents Reducing Injuries and Driver Error) is a free, national award-winning two-hour course designed to help parents and their new (or soon to be) teen drivers, ages 14-16, learn what they need to do during the 40 hours of supervised practice driving time required by Georgia law. This program addresses driver attitude, knowledge and behavior of both the parent and new teen driver; teens and parents must attend together. Classes are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 4 p.m. at Lumpkin County Parks YMCA, 365 Riley Rd. Information/registration: Brandy Fitzpatrick, 770-369-4416, brandyfitzpatrick@ymail.com

YMCA After-School Program

Lumpkin County Parks YMCA After School Program serves children from Lumpkin elementary and middle schools from 2:45 to 6 p.m. on school days at each county elementary school. One time registration fee $15. Weekly fees: one day, $15; two days, $30, three to five days, $40. Register at the Lumpkin County YMCA Community Center or contact Stephen Disanto, 706-864-3622. tfn

Dance classes at Ballet Barre

New Classes for 2012-2013 Season at The Ballet Barre: Clogging and Baton. Still enrolling for Hiphop, Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Contemporary. 706-867-1905, www.bbarre.com 10/24

Community Support Needs

Donate, recycle sneakers for robotics team

A team of Lego scientists, Manna Robotics, sponsored by Foothills Fellowship Church, is collecting used sneakers in partnership with GreenSneakers. The project raises funds for the group of young people for practice equipment, competition material, and possibly a laptop, and the sneakers are recycled for those who are less fortunate both domestically and abroad. Shoes should have rubber soles and must be bound or tied together. They can be dropped off at Foothills Fellowship on Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 p.m. and 9:30-11:30 Sunday, Blackburn Elementary, Dahlonega Pediatrics and Lumpkin YMCA Parks and Rec gym. jpowell@windstream.net, www.firstlegoleague.org, www.greensneakers.org

Nature & Outdoors

Local River Clean ups continue Saturday

Lumpkin County’s 11th annual RiversAlive.org clean-ups of the Etowah and Chestatee rivers are in need of volunteers, both in boats and on the ground. On Oct. 13 participants will meet at 3865 Dawsonville Hwy (Lumpkin Coalition) at 9 a.m. to work on other high traffic access points on the Etowah and Chestatee. Free t-shirts and an after clean-up meal included. Call 706-265-5502 to let organizers know you’re coming.

Smithgall Woods Programs, $5 parking fee or park pass required, 706-878-3087, www.gastateparks.org

First Visit Tours: Each Sunday in October, 2-4 p.m. Tour Smithgall Woods Visitors Center and other facilities by van. Please register in advance.

Guided Hikes in October: Friday, Oct. 19, 2-4 p.m.: Lakeside Loop Hike at Buck Shoals (2 miles); Friday, Oct. 19, 5-7 p.m.: Twilight Hike at Buck shoals (2 miles); Friday, Oct. 26, 1-3 p.m.: Martin Mine Trail (1 mile); Saturday, Oct. 27, 9-11:30 a.m.: Buck Shoals State Park. Please register in advance for all hikes.

Fall Celebration, Saturday, Oct. 13, noon-4 p.m. Hayrides, traditional crafts, music, and games and homemade chili. There is a $6.00 parking fee per vehicle but the event is free.

Blood Drive

Bloodmobile at Library Oct. 16

Blood supplies are at an all-time low. In order to help, the Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the Lumpkin County Public Library from 11 a.m. -4 p.m. Walk-ins welcome, but registration is encouraged. Please sign up at the circulation desk or by calling 706-864-3668.

At the Library

Lumpkin County Library, 706-864-3668

www.chestateelibrary.org

HOURS: M-W 11:30-5:30, TH 12:30-7, FRI-SAT 10:30-3:30

Saturday, Oct. 20: Closed for Gold Rush

Scavenger Hunt postponed: Hunt will not be held Nov. 3.

Facebook. “Become a Fan” on the library’s Web site

eBooks: Downloadable at the library’s Web site.

Free Online Classes: Register with your library card at www.chestateelibrary.org

Children’s Program: Movers & Shakers, 2 p.m. Wednesdays, is intended for children ages 2 to 5. The programs last 45 minutes to an hour and may include songs, finger play and crafts in addition to stories.

Pumpkin Decorating, Saturday, Oct. 13, 10:30-11:30 p.m. and 12:30-1:30 p.m.: All pumpkins, paint and craft supplies for this free event provided by the library and a generous donation from Burt’s’ Farm. Children ages 3-17. Spaces are limited – please sign up at the circulation desk or call the library.

Tween Bingo, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Oct. 15. Grab a Bingo card, a handful of candy, and play for cool prizes! Talk about a book you’re reading and get two Bingo cards! Free fun, food and prizes – bring a friend! Grades 3-5.

Red Cross Bloodmobile, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16. Please register at the circulation desk or by calling the library.

Teen Halloween Party, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16. Zombies have invaded the library and they’re looking for a few good brains to eat. Wear your best costume and join the fun. Enjoy prizes for best costume, and loads of candy and treats! Step inside our haunted photo booth and have your picture taken by a professional photographer. Grades 6-12.

Happy Bookers Book Discussion Group, Thursday, Oct. 18, 1:30 p.m. The Happy Bookers book discussion group meets the third Thursday of each month. The group rotates discussing fiction, non-fiction, and award-winning books. New members welcome. October selection: Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

Pets

D.O.G. Obedience Agility & Rally-O!

Classes start week of Oct. 30-Nov. 4 and run for 7 weeks. (Intermediate Obedience is pre-requisite for Agility.) $99 with $10 discount on Obedience Classes for adopted shelter dogs. Dogs must be 4 months w/vaccinations. Dahlonega Obedience Group (D.O.G.), certified instructor Mary Kay Crowell, 706-864-0410.

Visit DahlonegaObedienceGroup.com for class schedules (10/24)

Sign up now for Spay/neuter in December

Lumpkin County Animal Shelter is taking reservations now for spay and neuter services Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 19 and 20. Low-cost spay/neuter services for cats and dogs will be provided by The Atlanta Humane Society in its state-of-the-art mobile Surgical Utility Vehicle at the Lumpkin shelter. Surgeries are $20 and include a complimentary rabies vaccination and microchip if needed. Appointments must be made in person and in advance at the shelter (10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday). Owners can take their pets home shortly after surgery. Pet owners wanting to take advantage of this opportunity are advised to come by the Shelter and make their request soon as the appointment schedule fills up quickly. As a special gift to those who sign up this time, a photographer will be on hand to take free photos of pets (with their owners if desired), courtesy of FRIENDS OF the Lumpkin County Shelter ANIMALS. Lumpkin County Animal Shelter, 1363 Red Oak Flats Road, 706-867-7297

Farmers Market

FARMERS MARKET Saturdays in Dahlonega

The Dahlonega Farmers Market is open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays in a new location this year. The market features locally grown, seasonal vegetables and fruits as well as jams, honeys, herbs, flowers and plants at West Main and Waters streets (across from the Holly Theater). Farmers interested in participating can obtain a permit ($15/month) at City Hall, 465 Riley Road. Become a Fan of the “Dahlonega Farmers Market” on Facebook. Rebecca Shirley, 706-864-6133

Education/Classes

Stewards of Children Training Oct. 12

This child sexual abuse prevention training program is offered on the 2nd Friday of each month at the Dahlonega Presbyterian Church. October’s session will be held from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Oct. 12. Deadline for registration is Oct. 5. $10/person includes a meal and child care. Contact Brenda Cronan, Family Connection Director, at 706-867-7047 or bcronan@lumpkin.k12.ga.us for information or to reserve a spot.

Do It Herself Workshop at Home Depot Oct. 18

Dahlonega Home Depot will offer a free ladies night workshop from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, on “Wall and Floor Tiling,” with hands-on training. To reserve a seat, call 706-867-9618, ext. 417 or email: kitchendesigner_6980@homedepot.com

NORTH GEORGIA CONTINUING EDUCATION

For information on these classes, contact the NGCSU Department of Continuing Education at (706) 864-1918, email conted@northgeorgia.edu or register at www.northgeorgia.edu/ce.

Soap Making: Learn safety guidelines and how to make soap by hand at home. Each student will take home handmade bars of soap. Saturday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $47, $25 supply fee

Pottery—Beyond Beginner: Hone the pottery skills you learned in Beginner Pottery and learn some new techniques. $139 includes clay and kiln time. Five Mondays/Wednesdays, Oct. 15 - Nov. 14, 6-8 p.m. Kyle Jones

Sapelo Island Adventure: History & Ecology of the Georgia Coast—Register by Oct. 15: Join us for a rich field experience on Sapelo Island. Become familiar with the culture and history of one of Georgia’s unspoiled barrier islands, and visit many cultural and historic sites. Learn about organisms commonly found in Sapelo Island’s marine habitats of Georgia, and the impact of human activities on the coastal ecosystems of Georgia. We will be climbing in and out of a flatbed truck and riding in a boat, so good physical condition is required. We will be staying in a dormitory, and the group will be responsible for cooking their own meals. An optional dinner one night will be at Lula’s in Hog Hammock, approximately $25. Nov. 10 - 13. $189/person. Organizational meeting: Monday, Oct. 29, 6 p.m. Tour Guide: Nancy Dalman

Online PLU-Approved Courses for Teachers: North Georgia Continuing Education offers a multitude of online courses approved for two PLU credits by the Department of Education. Courses include: Creating the Inclusive Classroom, Leadership, Survival Kit for New Teachers and more. Full list at northgeorgia.edu/ce.

Belly Dancing – Intermediate: Go beyond basic belly dancing. Learn more challenging combinations and choreographies. Also explore more of the musical and dance styles of the belly dance world. You should have basic belly dance experience. Eight Mondays, Oct. 22 - Dec. 10, 6:30 - 8 p.m. $89 Kathryn Hinds

Digital Darkroom: Take all of your photographs to a new level using Photoshop Elements 10 as a training tool. Do color corrections, crop images, create composites, do black and white conversions, and set up for printing. Four Thursdays, Oct. 25 - Nov. 15, 6-8:30 p.m. $159. Larry Winslett

Plumbing Recertification Workshop: This four-hour workshop will satisfy the mandatory state requirement for annual renewal of Georgia Plumbing Certificates of Competency. Saturday, Oct. 27, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $79. Scot McEwen

Online Learning with Ed2go: NGCSU’s Continuing Education Department offers instructor-led, on-line classes which run for six weeks, and are never cancelled. Go to www.ed2go.com/ngcsu for a listing of classes.

Music/Drama/Film & More

NGCSU EVENTS

Jazz Band Concert, Monday, Oct. 15, 8 p.m., Shott Auditorium. $5 admission, free with NGCSU ID.

Spanish Film Festival, 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15 Nix Fine Arts Center, 312.

NGCSU Planetarium: Shows Fridays 8-9 p.m. through Nov. 16 at George E. Coleman Planetarium, room 234 of the Health & Natural Sciences Building, Sunset Drive. Current show: “2012—The End of Time?” What does the Mayan Calendar really have to say about the world coming to an end on December 21, 2012. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. with no admittance after 8 p.m. Free. www.northgeorgia.edu/planetarium

Pickin’ Porch Old Time Jam: An old-time music jam is held from 12:30-2 p.m. every Thursday at NGCSU’s Vickery House. Musicians of all levels are welcome to bring fiddles, banjos and more for a friendly exploration of the traditional music of Appalachia. Others are invited to listen. Jon Mehlferber, 706-867-2832, jpmehlferber@northgeorgia.edu

Dahlonega Mountain Dance Friday

The Dahlonega Mountain Dance will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at the Woodmen of the World Building, above Cranberry Corners. Music will be by Whistlin’ Rufus, and Rob Harper will do the calling. Please wear soft-soled shoes. A suggested donation of $8 will be accepted to benefit the Georgia Pick & Bow Traditional Music School. dahlonegamountaindance.com

Jamming on the Square: Last Saturday

Acoustic musicians gather on the lawn of the Dahlonega Gold Museum from 2-5 p.m. every Saturday through Oct. 13 for the jam that welcomes pickers and listeners. Produced by Dahlonega Downtown Development Authority and Better Hometown Program. Facebook group: Dahlonega Appalachian Jam, 706-864-3513

Caruso’s, 19B East Main Street, 706-864-4664

www.diningindahlonega.com

Every Sunday, 5 p.m.: Texas Hold ’Em Poker

Every Mon., Tues., Wed., 7:30 p.m.: Texas Hold ’Em Poker

Every Friday, 9 p.m.: Karaoke & Dance Night

Every Saturday, 9 p.m.: Karaoke, Dance and Contest night

The Corkscrew Café, 51 Main Street West, 706-867-8551; www.thecorkscrewcafe.com

Wednesdays, 5 p.m. till close: Corkscrew University. Jamming and singing with Lara Polangco on the back deck. Special pricing for NGCSU students.

The Crimson Moon Café, 24 North Park Street, 706-864-3982, www.thecrimsonmoon.com for advance reservations online. Call for day of event reservations.

Wednesdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tom & Juli Hundreds of cover songs from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s while you dine. Free.

Thursday, Oct. 11, 8 p.m.: Adam Klein and The Wild Fires (Americana / Folk Rock / Alt Country). $10. Adam Klein is a singer/songwriter, troubadour, and world traveler playing country folk and Americana music out of Athens. With four albums under his belt, Klein now performs either solo, duo, or with his band, Adam Klein & The Wild Fires.

Friday, Oct. 12, 8-10 p.m.+: Andy Liechty (Country / Folk / Alternative). $10 Advance, $12 day of show. Andy Liechty is a multi instrumentalist singer songwriter who stays true to his roots honoring his heroes in every performance. He draws from a wide variety of influences ranging from Hank Williams to

Waylon Jennings to Elvis Presley to Pearl Jam to Neil Young.

Saturday, Oct. 13, 8010 p.m.+. David Lamotte, Beth Wood and Chris Rosser (Singer-Songwriter / Folk) $17 In Advance or $20 Day of Show David LaMotte is a singer-songwriter based in Chapel Hill, NC. His work includes original folk music, children’s music, lectures and peacemaking. Picture a home-body with an ever-present wanderlust, an introvert with a passion for performing, a creative free-spirit with enough discipline to rework her dream year after year, calloused little hands and a big pile of curly hair ... and you’ve got Beth Wood, modern-day troubadour. Chris Rosser is a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, composer and producer.

Sunday, 2-5 p.m. Old-Time Music Jam. Bring your instruments and/or voices and join in on/around the stage, or have a seat and just listen as a 90-0s-year-old “pickin’ and grinnin” tradition continues. Free.

Sunday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m. Blues, Roots and Rock Jam w/ Adam Kadmon.

Holly Theatre, 69 West Main Street. Business office open 9-4 Mondays. 706-864-3759, www.hollytheater.com

Holly & The Heartbreakers, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12 and 13, 8 p.m. See story on B front.

Johnny Cash Now, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19 and 20: This concert returns to the Holly stage following a sold-out performance last May. Gray Sartin uses vintage instruments to recreate Johnny’s classic tone to keep the legend alive. Adults, $20; Children under 12, $10.

Johnny B’s Beef & Brew, 438 West Main Street, 706-864-2400

Thursdays: College Night

Fridays: Live entertainment

Tuesdays: Country Western Music night

The Oar House, 3072 Highway 52, 706-864-9938, www.theoarhouse.com

Live entertainment Friday and Saturday 6-9 p.m.

Poppy’s Pool Hall,132 Legion Road, 706-864-0774, www. nga.apaleagues.com

Every Saturday night: 7:30 p.m. Tournament

Every Wednesday: 7 p.m. APA (American Poolplayers Association) 8-Ball pool league play

Shenanigan’s Irish Pub, 87 North Chestatee Street, 706-482-0114. All ages welcome, no cover.

Wednesdays, 8:30-11:30: Wingin & Singin: 50¢ chicken wings and karaoke

Thursdays, 8-10 p.m.: Team Trivia. Prizes and giveaways.

Friday, Oct. 12, 8:30-11:30 p.m. Hannah Thomas. With lightning-bolt vocals and intensely emotional songs, 21-year-old Hannah Thomas is paving an impressive path in the music industry. She began performing in 2006 at 16 when she wasn’t even old enough to be in most of the venues. Though her roots are pure country like Johnny Cash and Terri Clark, she also has classic rock influences like Heart and even Aerosmith, and you can hear it in this singer/songwriter’s music and strong voice. “No auto tune needed for that voice” says Grammy winner Shawn Mullins. “The Rest Is Yet To Come.” Hannah is a serious artist, a passionate writer and a down to earth person. All ages welcome. No cover charge.

Saturday, Oct. 13, 12-3 p.m., on the pet-friendly deck. Adam Kadmon. No cover charge. All ages welcome.

Saturday, Oct. 13, 8:30-11:30 p.m. Tim McNary. The band McNary was formed in August 2010 when Dan Sheffield showed up for a drumming audition at Tim McNary’s Atlanta apartment. Two months later, Dan and Tim had hired a bassist and were opening up for the national singer songwriter duo The Civil Wars at The Melting Point in Athens, Ga. By March 2011, Dan and Tim had quit their day jobs and started playing music full time. In May of 2011 Elliott Phillips joined the band as drummer and Dan moved to bass. McNary is currently growing their fan base by playing around the southeast. All ages, no cover.

Mondays, 8-10 p.m.: Open Mic Night hosted by Jason Kenney

Tuesdays: Tuesdays with Tim—live music with Tim O’Donovan, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

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WINE TASTING

Dahlonega Tasting Room featuring Habersham Wines, 16 North Park Street · Public Square, (706) 864-8275

Naturally Georgia featuring Tiger Mountain Vineyards, 90 Public Square North: 706-864-0832

Simply Taste Buds, a tasting room for Georgia Wines, now located at Carriage House Shoppes, 11 South Grove Street. 706-482-0004.

Church/Religious Events

Gospel Singing

Freedom Ministries saturday night singing

Saturday night singing: Big Oak Gospel Music at 7 p.m. each Saturday. Featured singers on Oct. 13 are Heaven’s Jubilee, Stephens Sisters, and Faith, Hope and Charity. The event is hosted by The Freedom Heirs and admission is free; a love offering will be collected. 1067 Highway 115 South (Old Dahlonega Highway) 706-867-6534 www.gospelgigs.com/

UnitARIAn Universalist church

Georgia Mountains Unitarian Universalist Church is a welcoming congregation. On Oct. 14, Rev. Barry Whittemore will present “The Face of God,” discussing direct experience which moves to renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which uphold and create life. Worship 11 a.m.; children’s religious education classes 11:30 a.m. following announcements and story time. Child care provided. 706-864-0661, www.gmuuc.org

Worship in the Park on Gold Rush Sunday

Dahlonega Baptist Church will hold a special worship service during Gold Rush. “Worship in the Park” will take place Sunday, Oct. 21, at 9:30 a.m. in Hancock Park. Please bring lawn chairs and a light breakfast, if desired.

craft spaces for Oak Grove fundraiser

Oak Grove Baptist Church will hold a fundraiser at the WalMart parking lot on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be an antique car cruise-in ($20 entry fee), craft booths, a concession stand, and baked goods. To rent a booth to sell homemade crafts ($10) contact Jan Gaddis at 706-265-8762

Church Offers Halloween Alternative

For eleven nights during October, Lighthouse Baptist Church, Dawsonville, is offering young people an alternative to haunted houses. Hell’s Gates is an outdoor reality drama that takes over 150 people to produce each night. Those who enter becomes a part of the drama, entering into scenes that have real fires, multimedia special effects and pyrotechnical explosions, challenging them to consider the results of making life-changing decisions. 329 Harmony Church Rd. Info, video, and tickets ($12) at www.hellgsgates.com or 888-295-0099.

Chestatee Baptist Association at Mt. Gilead

Mt. Gilead Baptist Church will host the Chestatee Baptist Association Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12 and 13. Services will begin at 10 a.m. followed by lunch. Pastor Les Fuller invites and encourages all to attend.

Prayer LIne available

A local prayer line is available 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and a half day Sunday. If no one answers leave request on machine. 706-864-0673, http://gearinministries.tripod.com

Support

Grief support during the holidays

Grief Share will present “Surviving the Holidays,” a program for individuals dealing with grief during the holidays, at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at The Lumpkin County Senior Center. Registration required. 706-864-2358

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Community-Wide Events

Monthly Habitat surplus sale Fri/SAT

Habitat for Humanity holds a surplus sale of home construction and remodeling supplies (including tools and decorating items) on the second weekend of each month. The items are available Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12 and 13, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 16 Westbrook Dr. (next to Chestatee Animal Hospital on Hwy 52 East). Visa, MasterCard and Discover accepted. All proceeds benefit Habitat.

Plant Clinic at Home Depot Saturday

Local Master Gardeners will be on hand at the Home Depot in Dahlonega from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 13, to answer gardening questions. You can ask about suitable plants for our area, weed and insect pests, plants with a purpose (such as drought-tolerance, deer-resistance, seasonal color, attracting birds and butterflies), and lots more. And if the answer isn’t readily available, we’ll research it and get back to you. Paula Allen, 706-864-1274, pauladollcollector@ymail.com

Rape Response training starts Saturday

Rape Response, Inc., a United Way agency serving victims of sexual violence in Lumpkin County with support, advocacy and education will be offering training for new volunteers beginning Saturday, Oct. 13. Volunteers are on call at night or weekends and are free to maintain their own schedules. Training spans three weeks with classes Saturday, Oct. 13, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday, Oct. 18, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; Thursday, Oct. 25, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Oct. 27, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. All dates must be attended. To register for training, or learn more about Rape Response, call (770) 503-7273 or visit the website at www.raperesponse.com.

Cottrell speaker series continues Oct. 18

Penny McIntyre, president, Newell Consumer Group, Newell Rubbermaid, will be the presenter at the Mike Cottrell School of Business Speaker Series Thursday, Oct. 18, from 12:55-1:55 p.m. Sessions are held in the auditorium of the Health and Natural Sciences building at 159 Sunset Drive. This is the fourth year for the speaker series in which NGCSU and its business school bring top executives to campus to share their ideas for sustaining profitable growth in today’s fiercely competitive world. Sessions are free and open to the public.

Learn about gold prospecting Oct. 20

Weekend Gold Miners Prospecing Club, Inc., invites the public to learn about recreational gold prospecting at a free common dig on their Etowah River lease from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. Club members will be demonstrating equipment used in their hobby. Signs will be posted along routes. For maps and information visit www.weekendgoldminers.com or call 770-531-9346.

NOA CHILI Cook-Off Oct. 27, enter now

The 7th Annual Chili Cook-Off, sponsored by NOA (No One Alone), will be held in Hancock Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. A $10 admission ticket to the event includes tasting, cornbread, drink and dessert as well as the opportunity to vote for your favorite chili and BBQ. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Children 10 and under admitted free. To enter the chili competition, you must submit your entry form by Oct. 24; contestant fee is $25 per group. Proceeds will go to NOA, a local organization addressing the issue of domestic violence in our community. http://noonealone.org, Nicole, 706-864-1306 ext. 6.

Rides, Races, Festivals

registration open for youth homes ride

Lumpkin County Sheriff Office is now registering bikers to join in the Annual Ride to Benefit the Georgia Sheriff’s Youth Homes to be held Saturday, Oct. 13. Cost to join the event is $25 per bike and $10 per passenger. Riders will leave from Frazier’s Harley Davidson in Buford and end at Rider’s Hill in Dahlonega. Money raised from the event goes to support the five campuses across the state where at-risk youth are provided a structured, loving environment, educational support, recreational opportunities and training in life skills. Registration forms can be downloaded at http://www.lumpkincounty.gov/dept/sheriff under downloads and mailed to Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office c/o Brigette Barker, 10th Annual Ride, 385 East Main Street, Dahlonega. Make checks payable to Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes. Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes is a 501©3 organization. For more information, contact Barker, LCSO, 706-482-2629.

Gold rush days Oct. 20-21

Gold Rush Days, Dahlonega’s largest and oldest festival, will be held Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 20 and 21, around the square and in the streets of downtown Dahlonega. Over 300 art and craft exhibitors will be on hand and an estimated crowd of over 200,000 will visit the festival, voted one of the Top 20 Events in the southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society. Included in the two day event are a parade, children’s activities, a fashion show, gold panning contest, wheelbarrow race, King and Queen Coronation, hog calling, buck dancing contest, gospel singing and other live entertainment, wrist wrestling, and of course, plenty of food. Food and craft booths will be open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. A concert will be held in front of the visitor’s center from 6-7:30 p.m. Saturday. Sponsored by the Dahlonega Jaycees. 706-864-7247, www.dahlonegajaycees.com

Poker Run: Bikes, Cars, etc. Oct. 20

Caring Hands Ministries invites everyone who rides, and drives (cars, trucks and vans are also welcome) to its 1st Annual Poker Run Saturday, Oct. 20. Registration is 9 a.m. at Rooster’s at the end of Georgia Highway 400. First bike out at 10a.m., last bike out 11 a.m. The ride ends at Riverside Cafe in Helen, where there will be pulled pork barbecue, karaoke, door prizes and more. First hand costs $15; additional hands are $5. Proceeds help Caring Hands Ministries help people in need in Northeast Georgia. The non-profit has been helping people with emergency financial assistance, food, clothing and more for 18 years. To register early, or for more information, call Carrie Shroyer, (706) 969-8184.

Chestatee Wildlife Preserve benefit ride

Chestatee Wildlife Preserve is holding a benefit bike ride and day at the zoo on Sunday, Oct. 28. The ride starts at Appalachian Biker Gear at Settendown Village Road and GA 400 with registration (adults $10, children 11 and under, $5. A police-escorted ride to the zoo begins at 11:45 a.m. Ride your motorcycle or drive your car and bring your family. Animal show at 2 p.m. 678-951-3058, 678-537-6765, info@chestateewildlife.com

Children & Young Adults

GYMNASTICS at the YMCA

Build strength, confidence, agility, and flexibility while learning gymnastics skills and having fun. Classes are for ages 3-14. Session 2 “registration” begins Oct. 15, and classes are filled on a first come first serve basis. Classes on Wednesdays for 9 classes/weeks. Session 2 begins Oct. 24. Tiny Tumblers: ages 3-5, 5:20-5:55 p.m., $60/9 weeks. Tumble Trainers, beginner/intermediate ages 6 and up, 4-5 p.m., $80/9 weeks. Tumble Tigers: advanced, ages 7 and up, 4-5:30 p.m., $100/9 weeks. Call Ms. Connie with class questions, 706-864-5753, or the YMCA to sign up, 706-864-3622.

Free teen driving program offered Oct. 23

Georgia Teens Ride With P.R.I.D.E. (Parents Reducing Injuries and Driver Error) is a free, national award-winning two-hour course designed to help parents and their new (or soon to be) teen drivers, ages 14-16, learn what they need to do during the 40 hours of supervised practice driving time required by Georgia law. This program addresses driver attitude, knowledge and behavior of both the parent and new teen driver; teens and parents must attend together. Classes are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 4 p.m. at Lumpkin County Parks YMCA, 365 Riley Rd. Information/registration: Brandy Fitzpatrick, 770-369-4416, brandyfitzpatrick@ymail.com

YMCA After-School Program

Lumpkin County Parks YMCA After School Program serves children from Lumpkin elementary and middle schools from 2:45 to 6 p.m. on school days at each county elementary school. One time registration fee $15. Weekly fees: one day, $15; two days, $30, three to five days, $40. Register at the Lumpkin County YMCA Community Center or contact Stephen Disanto, 706-864-3622. tfn

Dance classes at Ballet Barre

New Classes for 2012-2013 Season at The Ballet Barre: Clogging and Baton. Still enrolling for Hiphop, Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Contemporary. 706-867-1905, www.bbarre.com 10/24

Community Support Needs

Donate, recycle sneakers for robotics team

A team of Lego scientists, Manna Robotics, sponsored by Foothills Fellowship Church, is collecting used sneakers in partnership with GreenSneakers. The project raises funds for the group of young people for practice equipment, competition material, and possibly a laptop, and the sneakers are recycled for those who are less fortunate both domestically and abroad. Shoes should have rubber soles and must be bound or tied together. They can be dropped off at Foothills Fellowship on Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 p.m. and 9:30-11:30 Sunday, Blackburn Elementary, Dahlonega Pediatrics and Lumpkin YMCA Parks and Rec gym. jpowell@windstream.net, www.firstlegoleague.org, www.greensneakers.org

Nature & Outdoors

Local River Clean ups continue Saturday

Lumpkin County’s 11th annual RiversAlive.org clean-ups of the Etowah and Chestatee rivers are in need of volunteers, both in boats and on the ground. On Oct. 13 participants will meet at 3865 Dawsonville Hwy (Lumpkin Coalition) at 9 a.m. to work on other high traffic access points on the Etowah and Chestatee. Free t-shirts and an after clean-up meal included. Call 706-265-5502 to let organizers know you’re coming.

Smithgall Woods Programs, $5 parking fee or park pass required, 706-878-3087, www.gastateparks.org

First Visit Tours: Each Sunday in October, 2-4 p.m. Tour Smithgall Woods Visitors Center and other facilities by van. Please register in advance.

Guided Hikes in October: Friday, Oct. 19, 2-4 p.m.: Lakeside Loop Hike at Buck Shoals (2 miles); Friday, Oct. 19, 5-7 p.m.: Twilight Hike at Buck shoals (2 miles); Friday, Oct. 26, 1-3 p.m.: Martin Mine Trail (1 mile); Saturday, Oct. 27, 9-11:30 a.m.: Buck Shoals State Park. Please register in advance for all hikes.

Fall Celebration, Saturday, Oct. 13, noon-4 p.m. Hayrides, traditional crafts, music, and games and homemade chili. There is a $6.00 parking fee per vehicle but the event is free.

Blood Drive

Bloodmobile at Library Oct. 16

Blood supplies are at an all-time low. In order to help, the Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the Lumpkin County Public Library from 11 a.m. -4 p.m. Walk-ins welcome, but registration is encouraged. Please sign up at the circulation desk or by calling 706-864-3668.

At the Library

Lumpkin County Library, 706-864-3668

www.chestateelibrary.org

HOURS: M-W 11:30-5:30, TH 12:30-7, FRI-SAT 10:30-3:30

Saturday, Oct. 20: Closed for Gold Rush

Scavenger Hunt postponed: Hunt will not be held Nov. 3.

Facebook. “Become a Fan” on the library’s Web site

eBooks: Downloadable at the library’s Web site.

Free Online Classes: Register with your library card at www.chestateelibrary.org

Children’s Program: Movers & Shakers, 2 p.m. Wednesdays, is intended for children ages 2 to 5. The programs last 45 minutes to an hour and may include songs, finger play and crafts in addition to stories.

Pumpkin Decorating, Saturday, Oct. 13, 10:30-11:30 p.m. and 12:30-1:30 p.m.: All pumpkins, paint and craft supplies for this free event provided by the library and a generous donation from Burt’s’ Farm. Children ages 3-17. Spaces are limited – please sign up at the circulation desk or call the library.

Tween Bingo, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Oct. 15. Grab a Bingo card, a handful of candy, and play for cool prizes! Talk about a book you’re reading and get two Bingo cards! Free fun, food and prizes – bring a friend! Grades 3-5.

Red Cross Bloodmobile, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16. Please register at the circulation desk or by calling the library.

Teen Halloween Party, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16. Zombies have invaded the library and they’re looking for a few good brains to eat. Wear your best costume and join the fun. Enjoy prizes for best costume, and loads of candy and treats! Step inside our haunted photo booth and have your picture taken by a professional photographer. Grades 6-12.

Happy Bookers Book Discussion Group, Thursday, Oct. 18, 1:30 p.m. The Happy Bookers book discussion group meets the third Thursday of each month. The group rotates discussing fiction, non-fiction, and award-winning books. New members welcome. October selection: Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

Pets

D.O.G. Obedience Agility & Rally-O!

Classes start week of Oct. 30-Nov. 4 and run for 7 weeks. (Intermediate Obedience is pre-requisite for Agility.) $99 with $10 discount on Obedience Classes for adopted shelter dogs. Dogs must be 4 months w/vaccinations. Dahlonega Obedience Group (D.O.G.), certified instructor Mary Kay Crowell, 706-864-0410.

Visit DahlonegaObedienceGroup.com for class schedules (10/24)

Sign up now for Spay/neuter in December

Lumpkin County Animal Shelter is taking reservations now for spay and neuter services Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 19 and 20. Low-cost spay/neuter services for cats and dogs will be provided by The Atlanta Humane Society in its state-of-the-art mobile Surgical Utility Vehicle at the Lumpkin shelter. Surgeries are $20 and include a complimentary rabies vaccination and microchip if needed. Appointments must be made in person and in advance at the shelter (10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday). Owners can take their pets home shortly after surgery. Pet owners wanting to take advantage of this opportunity are advised to come by the Shelter and make their request soon as the appointment schedule fills up quickly. As a special gift to those who sign up this time, a photographer will be on hand to take free photos of pets (with their owners if desired), courtesy of FRIENDS OF the Lumpkin County Shelter ANIMALS. Lumpkin County Animal Shelter, 1363 Red Oak Flats Road, 706-867-7297

Farmers Market

FARMERS MARKET Saturdays in Dahlonega

The Dahlonega Farmers Market is open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays in a new location this year. The market features locally grown, seasonal vegetables and fruits as well as jams, honeys, herbs, flowers and plants at West Main and Waters streets (across from the Holly Theater). Farmers interested in participating can obtain a permit ($15/month) at City Hall, 465 Riley Road. Become a Fan of the “Dahlonega Farmers Market” on Facebook. Rebecca Shirley, 706-864-6133

Education/Classes

Stewards of Children Training Oct. 12

This child sexual abuse prevention training program is offered on the 2nd Friday of each month at the Dahlonega Presbyterian Church. October’s session will be held from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Oct. 12. Deadline for registration is Oct. 5. $10/person includes a meal and child care. Contact Brenda Cronan, Family Connection Director, at 706-867-7047 or bcronan@lumpkin.k12.ga.us for information or to reserve a spot.

Do It Herself Workshop at Home Depot Oct. 18

Dahlonega Home Depot will offer a free ladies night workshop from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, on “Wall and Floor Tiling,” with hands-on training. To reserve a seat, call 706-867-9618, ext. 417 or email: kitchendesigner_6980@homedepot.com

NORTH GEORGIA CONTINUING EDUCATION

For information on these classes, contact the NGCSU Department of Continuing Education at (706) 864-1918, email conted@northgeorgia.edu or register at www.northgeorgia.edu/ce.

Soap Making: Learn safety guidelines and how to make soap by hand at home. Each student will take home handmade bars of soap. Saturday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $47, $25 supply fee

Pottery—Beyond Beginner: Hone the pottery skills you learned in Beginner Pottery and learn some new techniques. $139 includes clay and kiln time. Five Mondays/Wednesdays, Oct. 15 - Nov. 14, 6-8 p.m. Kyle Jones

Sapelo Island Adventure: History & Ecology of the Georgia Coast—Register by Oct. 15: Join us for a rich field experience on Sapelo Island. Become familiar with the culture and history of one of Georgia’s unspoiled barrier islands, and visit many cultural and historic sites. Learn about organisms commonly found in Sapelo Island’s marine habitats of Georgia, and the impact of human activities on the coastal ecosystems of Georgia. We will be climbing in and out of a flatbed truck and riding in a boat, so good physical condition is required. We will be staying in a dormitory, and the group will be responsible for cooking their own meals. An optional dinner one night will be at Lula’s in Hog Hammock, approximately $25. Nov. 10 - 13. $189/person. Organizational meeting: Monday, Oct. 29, 6 p.m. Tour Guide: Nancy Dalman

Online PLU-Approved Courses for Teachers: North Georgia Continuing Education offers a multitude of online courses approved for two PLU credits by the Department of Education. Courses include: Creating the Inclusive Classroom, Leadership, Survival Kit for New Teachers and more. Full list at northgeorgia.edu/ce.

Belly Dancing – Intermediate: Go beyond basic belly dancing. Learn more challenging combinations and choreographies. Also explore more of the musical and dance styles of the belly dance world. You should have basic belly dance experience. Eight Mondays, Oct. 22 - Dec. 10, 6:30 - 8 p.m. $89 Kathryn Hinds

Digital Darkroom: Take all of your photographs to a new level using Photoshop Elements 10 as a training tool. Do color corrections, crop images, create composites, do black and white conversions, and set up for printing. Four Thursdays, Oct. 25 - Nov. 15, 6-8:30 p.m. $159. Larry Winslett

Plumbing Recertification Workshop: This four-hour workshop will satisfy the mandatory state requirement for annual renewal of Georgia Plumbing Certificates of Competency. Saturday, Oct. 27, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $79. Scot McEwen

Online Learning with Ed2go: NGCSU’s Continuing Education Department offers instructor-led, on-line classes which run for six weeks, and are never cancelled. Go to www.ed2go.com/ngcsu for a listing of classes.

Music/Drama/Film & More

NGCSU EVENTS

Jazz Band Concert, Monday, Oct. 15, 8 p.m., Shott Auditorium. $5 admission, free with NGCSU ID.

Spanish Film Festival, 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15 Nix Fine Arts Center, 312.

NGCSU Planetarium: Shows Fridays 8-9 p.m. through Nov. 16 at George E. Coleman Planetarium, room 234 of the Health & Natural Sciences Building, Sunset Drive. Current show: “2012—The End of Time?” What does the Mayan Calendar really have to say about the world coming to an end on December 21, 2012. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. with no admittance after 8 p.m. Free. www.northgeorgia.edu/planetarium

Pickin’ Porch Old Time Jam: An old-time music jam is held from 12:30-2 p.m. every Thursday at NGCSU’s Vickery House. Musicians of all levels are welcome to bring fiddles, banjos and more for a friendly exploration of the traditional music of Appalachia. Others are invited to listen. Jon Mehlferber, 706-867-2832, jpmehlferber@northgeorgia.edu

Dahlonega Mountain Dance Friday

The Dahlonega Mountain Dance will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at the Woodmen of the World Building, above Cranberry Corners. Music will be by Whistlin’ Rufus, and Rob Harper will do the calling. Please wear soft-soled shoes. A suggested donation of $8 will be accepted to benefit the Georgia Pick & Bow Traditional Music School. dahlonegamountaindance.com

Jamming on the Square: Last Saturday

Acoustic musicians gather on the lawn of the Dahlonega Gold Museum from 2-5 p.m. every Saturday through Oct. 13 for the jam that welcomes pickers and listeners. Produced by Dahlonega Downtown Development Authority and Better Hometown Program. Facebook group: Dahlonega Appalachian Jam, 706-864-3513

Caruso’s, 19B East Main Street, 706-864-4664

www.diningindahlonega.com

Every Sunday, 5 p.m.: Texas Hold ’Em Poker

Every Mon., Tues., Wed., 7:30 p.m.: Texas Hold ’Em Poker

Every Friday, 9 p.m.: Karaoke & Dance Night

Every Saturday, 9 p.m.: Karaoke, Dance and Contest night

The Corkscrew Café, 51 Main Street West, 706-867-8551; www.thecorkscrewcafe.com

Wednesdays, 5 p.m. till close: Corkscrew University. Jamming and singing with Lara Polangco on the back deck. Special pricing for NGCSU students.

The Crimson Moon Café, 24 North Park Street, 706-864-3982, www.thecrimsonmoon.com for advance reservations online. Call for day of event reservations.

Wednesdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tom & Juli Hundreds of cover songs from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s while you dine. Free.

Thursday, Oct. 11, 8 p.m.: Adam Klein and The Wild Fires (Americana / Folk Rock / Alt Country). $10. Adam Klein is a singer/songwriter, troubadour, and world traveler playing country folk and Americana music out of Athens. With four albums under his belt, Klein now performs either solo, duo, or with his band, Adam Klein & The Wild Fires.

Friday, Oct. 12, 8-10 p.m.+: Andy Liechty (Country / Folk / Alternative). $10 Advance, $12 day of show. Andy Liechty is a multi instrumentalist singer songwriter who stays true to his roots honoring his heroes in every performance. He draws from a wide variety of influences ranging from Hank Williams to

Waylon Jennings to Elvis Presley to Pearl Jam to Neil Young.

Saturday, Oct. 13, 8010 p.m.+. David Lamotte, Beth Wood and Chris Rosser (Singer-Songwriter / Folk) $17 In Advance or $20 Day of Show David LaMotte is a singer-songwriter based in Chapel Hill, NC. His work includes original folk music, children’s music, lectures and peacemaking. Picture a home-body with an ever-present wanderlust, an introvert with a passion for performing, a creative free-spirit with enough discipline to rework her dream year after year, calloused little hands and a big pile of curly hair ... and you’ve got Beth Wood, modern-day troubadour. Chris Rosser is a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, composer and producer.

Sunday, 2-5 p.m. Old-Time Music Jam. Bring your instruments and/or voices and join in on/around the stage, or have a seat and just listen as a 90-0s-year-old “pickin’ and grinnin” tradition continues. Free.

Sunday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m. Blues, Roots and Rock Jam w/ Adam Kadmon.

Holly Theatre, 69 West Main Street. Business office open 9-4 Mondays. 706-864-3759, www.hollytheater.com

Holly & The Heartbreakers, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12 and 13, 8 p.m. See story on B front.

Johnny Cash Now, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19 and 20: This concert returns to the Holly stage following a sold-out performance last May. Gray Sartin uses vintage instruments to recreate Johnny’s classic tone to keep the legend alive. Adults, $20; Children under 12, $10.

Johnny B’s Beef & Brew, 438 West Main Street, 706-864-2400

Thursdays: College Night

Fridays: Live entertainment

Tuesdays: Country Western Music night

The Oar House, 3072 Highway 52, 706-864-9938, www.theoarhouse.com

Live entertainment Friday and Saturday 6-9 p.m.

Poppy’s Pool Hall,132 Legion Road, 706-864-0774, www. nga.apaleagues.com

Every Saturday night: 7:30 p.m. Tournament

Every Wednesday: 7 p.m. APA (American Poolplayers Association) 8-Ball pool league play

Shenanigan’s Irish Pub, 87 North Chestatee Street, 706-482-0114. All ages welcome, no cover.

Wednesdays, 8:30-11:30: Wingin & Singin: 50¢ chicken wings and karaoke

Thursdays, 8-10 p.m.: Team Trivia. Prizes and giveaways.

Friday, Oct. 12, 8:30-11:30 p.m. Hannah Thomas. With lightning-bolt vocals and intensely emotional songs, 21-year-old Hannah Thomas is paving an impressive path in the music industry. She began performing in 2006 at 16 when she wasn’t even old enough to be in most of the venues. Though her roots are pure country like Johnny Cash and Terri Clark, she also has classic rock influences like Heart and even Aerosmith, and you can hear it in this singer/songwriter’s music and strong voice. “No auto tune needed for that voice” says Grammy winner Shawn Mullins. “The Rest Is Yet To Come.” Hannah is a serious artist, a passionate writer and a down to earth person. All ages welcome. No cover charge.

Saturday, Oct. 13, 12-3 p.m., on the pet-friendly deck. Adam Kadmon. No cover charge. All ages welcome.

Saturday, Oct. 13, 8:30-11:30 p.m. Tim McNary. The band McNary was formed in August 2010 when Dan Sheffield showed up for a drumming audition at Tim McNary’s Atlanta apartment. Two months later, Dan and Tim had hired a bassist and were opening up for the national singer songwriter duo The Civil Wars at The Melting Point in Athens, Ga. By March 2011, Dan and Tim had quit their day jobs and started playing music full time. In May of 2011 Elliott Phillips joined the band as drummer and Dan moved to bass. McNary is currently growing their fan base by playing around the southeast. All ages, no cover.

Mondays, 8-10 p.m.: Open Mic Night hosted by Jason Kenney

Tuesdays: Tuesdays with Tim—live music with Tim O’Donovan, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

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WINE TASTING

Dahlonega Tasting Room featuring Habersham Wines, 16 North Park Street · Public Square, (706) 864-8275

Naturally Georgia featuring Tiger Mountain Vineyards, 90 Public Square North: 706-864-0832

Simply Taste Buds, a tasting room for Georgia Wines, now located at Carriage House Shoppes, 11 South Grove Street. 706-482-0004.

Church/Religious Events

Gospel Singing

Freedom Ministries saturday night singing

Saturday night singing: Big Oak Gospel Music at 7 p.m. each Saturday. Featured singers on Oct. 13 are Heaven’s Jubilee, Stephens Sisters, and Faith, Hope and Charity. The event is hosted by The Freedom Heirs and admission is free; a love offering will be collected. 1067 Highway 115 South (Old Dahlonega Highway) 706-867-6534 www.gospelgigs.com/

UnitARIAn Universalist church

Georgia Mountains Unitarian Universalist Church is a welcoming congregation. On Oct. 14, Rev. Barry Whittemore will present “The Face of God,” discussing direct experience which moves to renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which uphold and create life. Worship 11 a.m.; children’s religious education classes 11:30 a.m. following announcements and story time. Child care provided. 706-864-0661, www.gmuuc.org

Worship in the Park on Gold Rush Sunday

Dahlonega Baptist Church will hold a special worship service during Gold Rush. “Worship in the Park” will take place Sunday, Oct. 21, at 9:30 a.m. in Hancock Park. Please bring lawn chairs and a light breakfast, if desired.

craft spaces for Oak Grove fundraiser

Oak Grove Baptist Church will hold a fundraiser at the WalMart parking lot on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be an antique car cruise-in ($20 entry fee), craft booths, a concession stand, and baked goods. To rent a booth to sell homemade crafts ($10) contact Jan Gaddis at 706-265-8762

Church Offers Halloween Alternative

For eleven nights during October, Lighthouse Baptist Church, Dawsonville, is offering young people an alternative to haunted houses. Hell’s Gates is an outdoor reality drama that takes over 150 people to produce each night. Those who enter becomes a part of the drama, entering into scenes that have real fires, multimedia special effects and pyrotechnical explosions, challenging them to consider the results of making life-changing decisions. 329 Harmony Church Rd. Info, video, and tickets ($12) at www.hellgsgates.com or 888-295-0099.

Chestatee Baptist Association at Mt. Gilead

Mt. Gilead Baptist Church will host the Chestatee Baptist Association Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12 and 13. Services will begin at 10 a.m. followed by lunch. Pastor Les Fuller invites and encourages all to attend.

Prayer LIne available

A local prayer line is available 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and a half day Sunday. If no one answers leave request on machine. 706-864-0673, http://gearinministries.tripod.com

Support

Grief support during the holidays

Grief Share will present “Surviving the Holidays,” a program for individuals dealing with grief during the holidays, at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at The Lumpkin County Senior Center. Registration required. 706-864-2358

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