Blue Friday

ShoppingWant to avoid shopping the malls on Black Friday but still get some great holiday deals? Try visiting downtown Blue Ridge, GA on Friday, November 26, 2010 for their version called Blue Friday to get some of your shopping done. Many stores in downtown Blue Ridge will be open at 7 AM with refreshments and special deals. There will be entertainment for you to enjoy throughout the town up until closing time. It will be much less stressful than the mobs at the mall and should keep you in a happy mood to start off the Christmas season. Happy Shopping!

Blue Ridge Turkey Trot 2010

Kick your Thanksgiving Day off right with the Blue Ridge Turkey Trot 2010 on November 25, 2010. The 5k race/walk begins at 8 AM at the Downtown Park in Blue Ridge. This is a fun event for people of all ages and abilities. You can walk, jog, or run but whichever you choose, have a good time. There will be awards given to the top 3 male and female. All those who register will receive a commemorative T-shirt. You must register for the race by November 20, 2010 to receive your t-shirt on Thanksgiving Day.

Registration begins at 7 AM and is $15.75 per person. All proceeds go to local charities in Blue Ridge, Georgia. For more information and details, contact 727-458-8556.

Please bring a can or non perishable food item with you to be donated to Feed Fannin.

The Downtown Park in Blue Ridge is located at the corner of Main Street and Depot Street in Blue Ridge, GA.

Christmas at Blue Ridge Mountain Arts

Stained Glass Mary and JesusChristmas is a busy time at the Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association. There will be many events taking place at The Art Center for the holidays starting with the 2010 Holiday Show and Sale which opens with a reception on Saturday evening, November 20, 2010. There will be food, fun, entertainment and wonderful artistic creations for sale by over 500 regional artists. You are sure to find something for everyone on your Christmas list as there will be offerings of pottery, woodworks, sculptures, folk art, jewelry, blown and stained glass, paintings, and so much more! The sale will continue through December 22, 2010. All purchases help The Art Center keep their programs going and their artists creating.

The holiday celebrations keep going with the Festival of Trees, going on November 22, 2010 through November 27, 2010. The Festival of Trees is a wonderful exhibit of Christmas trees decorated by local businesses and organizations. There will be a reception and silent auction on November 26, 2010 at 6 PM and all proceeds go to benefit the Craddock Center.

Christmas at The Art Center is an open house being hosted by The Art Center on December 11, 2010 from 10 AM to 6 PM. Come share some warm drinks, fresh baked goods, and fellowship with friends old and new as you enjoy the beauty of the season at The Art Center. A large Christmas tree will be displayed in the Richard Low Evans Courtroom Gallery and everyone is encouraged to bring a wrapped gift for a child in need in the community. The gifts should be artistic in nature to help spark creativity in the child it will be given to (no oil based products please). Please tag your gift for the age it is appropriate for. Even if you can’t make it to the open house, you can still help bring a smile to the face of a child by bringing a gift to put under the tree at The Art Center any time after November 20, 2010.

For more information and details about any of these events, contact Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association at 706-632-2144.

The Art Center is located at:
420 W. Main St.
Blue Ridge, Georgia


Blue Ridge Community TheaterThe Blue Ridge Community Theater presents Nunsensations! by Dan Goggin from November 5, 2010 to November 28, 2010. This play is a feather and sequin filled delightfully hilarious show! The Nuns are back and ready to make you laugh your socks off! The Nunsense Vegas Revue takes the sisters on a new adventure. A parishioner wants to donate $10,000 to the sisters’ school if they will perform in Las Vegas. The Mother Superior is very reluctant to let this happen but after being convinced that “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” she agrees. You won’t want to miss what happens!

Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM. Sundays are matinees at 2 PM. The doors open 30 minutes before showtime and close when the show begins. No late seating is allowed so you’ll want to get there early. Tickets are $15 + tax per seat. Seniors get 10% off the ticket price. Students (depending on available seating) get 1/2 off ticket prices on Sundays and 30 minutes prior to showtime on Fridays and Saturdays. Group rates are available. For more information and details, contact the Blue Ridge Community Theater Box Office at 706-632-9223.

The Blue Ridge Community Theater is located at:
2591 East 1st Street
Blue Ridge, Georgia

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