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NEIL SIMON’S ‘RUMORS’ – The Play, at the Holly Theater

6 Jan

NEIL SIMON’S ‘RUMORS’ – The Play, 1/13-15,20-22,27-29. Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2pm.

Imagine, that there is a party where several couples have gathered at a posh suburban home celebrating their hosts’ 10th anniversary and several things are wrong, very wrong, including the hostess is missing and the host (the deputy mayor of New York) has been shot in the earlobe.

That’s where this classic farce starts and where it leads is a hysterical story of people trying to conceal details from local police and the media as stories crisscross and rumors build.

Playwright Neil Simon is most well-known for plays such as Odd Couple, Biloxi Blues, The Out of Towners, Good-bye Girl and The Last of the Red Hot Lovers and has been a Kennedy Center Honoree, has won four Tony Awards, six writer’s Guild of America Awards, and a Pulitzer Prize.

Opening on January 13th, Rumors will run three weeks with an exciting cast of players, many of which you have not seen on the Holly’s stage before. Directed by Daniel Martin, the play pulls from many of our local residents including Andy Ward, Melanie Pruitt, Josh Cagle, Charity Cagle, Stephanie Neuman, Richard Pace, Gordon Solumbk and coming to our stage for the first time, John Minnich.

Tickets: $15.00, Contact the Holly Theater at 706-864-3759 for more info or to order tickets.

Winter Wine Highway This Weekend 12/2-12/4

28 Nov

Stay with us this weekend and attend the 2011 Winter Wine Highway Event which will be held this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday December 2, 3 & 4th of 2011.

This year will feature a “Barrel Tasting” at each of the 10 participating wineries, which include Blackstock Vineyards, Cartecay Vineyards, Cavender Creek Vineyards, Crane Creek Vineyards, Frogtown Cellars, Habersham Winery, Sautee Nacoochee Vineyards, Tiger Mountain Vineyards, Wolf Mountain Vineyards and Yonah Mountain Vineyards.

The cost is $25.00 per person which includes a Barrel tastings at each winery and a souvenir wine glass.
Purchase your “Passport Port to Barrel Tasting” at any of the participating wineries any day you begin your tour.

Friday December 2nd, 2:00PM- 5:00PM
Saturday December 3rd, 11:00AM- 5:00 PM
Sunday December 4th, 12:30PM- 5:00PM

Dahlonega’s 28th Annual Old Fashioned Christmas Events

18 Nov
Dahlonega’s 28th Annual Old Fashioned Christmas is a month-long celebration set into motion on Friday, November 18, 2011 with the Lighting of the Square. A real home-town parade officially bringing Santa to town occurs on Saturday, December 3rd. Plenty of other festive holiday events continue almost daily throughout December until after New Year’s with caroling, entertainment, wine sampling, live theater Christmas events.

Friday, November 18th Lighting of the Square Friday, November 25th – Saturday Dec 17th

Old Fashioned Christmas Trolley Tour of Downtown Runs: Fridays 7 and 8 pm and Saturdays 6, 7, and 8 pm. Tickets are for sale at the Visitors Center $5 for Adults. Ride is approx. 30 minutes

Saturday & Sunday, November 26th and 27th Visit Santa Downtown Saturday, 1pm-6pm Sunday, 1pm-5pm

Friday, December 2nd- Luminaries and Merchant’s Open House

Saturday, December 3rd- Visit Santa Downtown Saturday, 1pm-4pm, Old Fashioned Christmas Parade Saturday, 4:30pm, Lighting of Tree at Visitors Center Directly following the Parade. Kurt Thomas will have a free concert from 5:30-7:30pm in front of the Visitors Center.

Hemlockfest 11/4-6 Musical Line Up Announced

12 Aug

For the seventh annual HemlockFest, the Lumpkin Coalition has again assembled an array of the area’s most awesome talents. Headliners for this year’s event—which returns to Starbridge Sanctuary near Dahlonega this November 4th, 5th and 6th—include Colonel Bruce Hampton and the Pharaoh Gummitt, Saint Francis, and the Lefty Williams Band.

Sunday’s line-up will be highlighted by Steel String Session and their brand of cosmic blues rockabilly bluegrass.

Dahlonega’s own prized talents will abound this year, with Home Grown Revival, Emerald Rose, and the Pick & Bow Band returning as crowd favorites. Carly Gibson, a singer/songwriter prodigy from Lumpkin County who completed programs at the prestigious GRAMMY Camp in Los Angeles, will be a new local addition.

This year’s bill includes other first-time HemlockFest performers, including Caroline Aiken, often cited as one of the cornerstones of the Decatur folk movement; and The Reese Boyd Project, which is fronted by a 10-year-old prodigy guitarist. Insonnia, Mean Mary, BlueBilly Grit, and 710 South will also make their HemlockFest debuts. More returning HemlockFest performers include Veronika Jackson, Women of Heart, and Barry Bailey. Unifire Theatre will appear once again with their stunning fire arts show.

HemlockFest is an unparalleled musical experience in a peaceful and beautiful setting just outside of Dahlonega. This all-ages, eco-friendly event features three days of live music, primitive camping, educational exhibits, arts and crafts vendors, a kid’s nature village, rustic living demonstrations, great food, and free canoeing. Both day and weekend passes will be available, and admission is free for kids (ages 15 and under with a supervising adult ticket holder).

HemlockFest proceeds aid efforts to minimize the impact of the non-native hemlock woolly adelgid parasite, which is devastating the hemlock trees of North Georgia at an alarming rate. HemlockFest has affected the raising of more than $100,000 to support predator beetle rearing labs at area colleges and universities. This effort to introduce predator beetles, which feed on hemlock woolly adelgids and are a safe and effective biological control, may help to save our native forests and preserve our quality-of-life.

Visit the website at http://www.hemlockfest.org or call the Hemlock Hotline at (706) 867-5157 for more information about HemlockFest, the hemlock crisis, or to volunteer. The Lumpkin Coalition, sponsor of the festival, is a 100% volunteer non-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization formed to facilitate projects that benefit North Georgia, Lumpkin County, its residents and visitors. The Lumpkin Coalition is dedicated to preserving quality of life for all those who share it. To this end, it supports the preservation of a clean and healthy environment, responsible living, and responsible growth.

Mountain Flower Fine Art & Wine Festival 5/21-5/22

9 May

Come stay with us and attend the 25th Annual Mountain Flower Fine Art and Wine Festival on Saturday May 21st and Sunday May 22nd, 2011 on the Dahlonega Public Square.  Enjoy over 70 artists of all varieties and even watch some of them as they create their art on the spot. From pottery to two-dimensional art to photography there is something for everyone.

Along with all the fine art, there will be the Garden Expo located in Hancock Park. This is produced by the Master Gardeners of Lumpkin County along with the support of MFAF. The Expo will include large plant and seed sales, as well as speakers hosting programs on a variety of garden related topics. A demonstration garden featuring native plants and wildflowers will be on display.

Also check out the Georgia Temptations Wine Garden, a sampling of the best wines in Georgia. This is a wonderful way to sample a variety of our Georgia grown and produced wines. There will be a minimal entrance fee to enter the Garden. The Garden hours are Saturday: 10 A.M. to 6 P.M. and Sunday 12:30 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Parking is free and located around the square and just off the square. The parking garage at North Georgia College and State University is also available for $5 per day. The Dahlonega Merchants invite you to enjoy a weekend of fine dining, shopping, art and wine!  This year’s festival is produced by the Dahlonega Merchants Association and sponsored by the Dahlonega Arts Council.

Spring Wine Highway Weekend 3/18-3/20

4 Mar

Come stay with us and attend the Spring Wine Highway Weekend.

The Winegrowers Association of Georgia is holding their 6th Wine Highway Weekend Friday-Sunday March 18th, 19th, & 20th, 2011. Each year this event has grown in popularity as more people have discovered the National and International Award Winning Fine Wines that are made right here in Georgia, from Georgia Grown Grapes.

Come and discover the superb wines and experiences the wineries have to offer.

You can purchase your Passport at any winery you where you begin your Wine Highway experience. Cost is $25.00 which gives you tastings at all 10 wineries and a souvenir glass!

For more information visit wineries.

Cooking Class at the Inn March 12th

5 Feb

Cedar House Inn and Yurts invites you to our first cooking class led by Pastry Chef Jenni Field from North Carolina.

Take the breakfast part of the B&B experience home with you. Learn how to make a delicious coffee cake and frittata–two brunch staples.

The great thing about these two recipes is that they are open to interpretation, and there are as many variations as your imaginations can come up with. This 75-minute demonstration includes a sampling of the bounty as well as copies of the recipes and a hand-out that covers brunch baking basics. Leave your pen and notepad at home because the handout has all the information you need.

Cost: $45

Time: 1:00-2:15pm,

Saturday, March 12

What to Bring: Your questions and your appetites

For more information about our guest chef visit Jenni Field.

This event is limited to 8 persons and members of the surrounding community are invited.

Reservations required by March 1st.

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