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Fannin County Chamber of Commerce  eNewsletter
November  7, 2017
News for Members
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Leading the way to economic vitality and quality of life in Blue Ridge, McCaysville, Morganton and all of beautiful Fannin County, Georgia.

with Cash Drawing!!

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November 28
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Your Fannin County Chamber of Commerce Board Elections are in progress right now.
Please VOTE!
An electronic ballot has been emailed to you.  Please look over the candidates bios and click the
  
button to cast your important votes. Thanks for your participation! Deadline to place vote is November 10.

Chamber 2017 Award Nominations
Please take the time to nominate a special person or business for a 2017 Chamber Award, to be presented at the Annual Banquet on January 27. Following are the categories. To nominate someone, write a short summary of the reasons why you think they deserve to be recognized and send it to Jan Hackett at jahackett@tds.net.
1. Chamber Member of the Year:
The Chamber Member of the Year Award is presented to an individual who has made a significant contribution to Fannin County through community service and volunteerism. The recipient must be a Chamber member or employee of a Chamber member business.
2. Community Service Award:
The Community Service Award is presented to a Chamber member business which has made an outstanding contribution to the community.
3. Lifetime Chamber Membership:
Honorary membership is presented to retired or retiring members who have demonstrated long term service to the Chamber and/or the community.

We are now taking nominations for the
2018 Leadership Fannin Class!
Please email Jan Hackett at jahackett@tds.net to submit your candidate’s name and email address.

For the annual banquet
January 27
at Brasstown Valley

WE NEED SPONSORS!!!
We are currently looking for ten sponsors for the 2018 year cash drawings. The cash drawings are held at three business after hours each year. The sponsorship cost is $75.00. This will get your business name placed on the advertisements for the business after hours events as well as mention at the event. Please contact Dianne Mallernee if you are interested in becoming a sponsor. Thank you!

Ribbon Cuttings
Margo_s Bistro _ Deli Ribbon Cutting picture
November 2 was the ribbon cutting for Margo’s Bistro & Deli. Margo serves authentic Polish dishes such as: pierogis, stuffed cabbage rolls, homemade stews, goulash with potato dumplings and kielbasa on fresh-baked rolls. Enjoy daily soups; butter bean soup and barley beef soup. Margo’s also offers all natural meats that are local grown in Blue Ridge. 11 Mountain St., Blue Ridge.
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November Community Events Calendar
September 29 – November 12 – Fall Foliage Train Ride in Blue Ridge, Blue Ridge Scenic Railway 
October 7 – November 11 – SAAG National Juried Art Show, Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association
October 28 – November 19 – Japanese Maples Colorfest, Gibbs Gardens
November 10 – Veterans Walk, McCaysville & Copperhill
November 11 – Roxie Watson in Concert, Blue Ridge Community Theater
November 11 – Veterans Day Parade/Program, Downtown Blue Ridge
November 11 – Firefly Music Presents Alex Guthrie Band, Location tbd
November 18 – Tri-State Model Railroaders Open House, Mineral Bluff Historic Depot
November 18 – January 6 – Holiday Art Show an Sale, Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association
November 18 – Live Music is Better – Kharisma Jazzmatic Funk, Blue Ridge Community Theater
November 18 – Who DunIt? Mystery Art Fundraiser, Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association
November 18 -19 – Mistletoe Market, North Georgia Technical College
November 19 – Firefly Music Presents Luke Bella, Location tbd
November 23 – December 30 – Mountain Country Christmas in Lights!,Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds
November 23 – Blue Ridge Turkey Trot – 5k, Downtown Blue Ridge
November 23 – Community Thanksgiving Open Table, Fannin County High School
November 24 – Light up the Basin, McCaysville, GA and Copperhill, TN
November 24-26 – Santa Express Train Ride, Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
November 24 – December 10 – White Christmas, Blue Ridge Community Theater
November 24-26 – Merry Mountain Market, 3 Monkeys Antiques
November 25 – Firefly Music Presents Collin Raye, Location tbd
November 25 – Christmas at The Art Center, Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association
November 25 – Light Up Blue Ridge, Downtown Blue Ridge
November 25 – Tuba Christmas, Downtown Blue Ridge City Park
December 2 – Kiwanis 58th Annual Christmas Parade, Downtown McCaysville/Copperhill
Recurring Events
Tuesday
* Trivia Tuesdays, Fightingtown Tavern
Thursday 

 
Bingo, Kiwanis Fairgrounds
* Trivia Night! Fannin Brewing Company
* Brewery Tours & TastingsThursday through Saturday’s at  Fannin Brewing CompanyGrumpy Old Men and Mercier Orchards.
* Swan Drive-in –Now Playing
FOR THE FULL CALENDAR –Click Here

November 24 – Blue Friday,
Blue Ridge
5:30 p.m. – Town Wide Caroling
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November 24 – Light Up the Basin, 
Downtown Copperhill/McCaysville
6:00 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
 
November 25th. – Light Up Blue Ridge
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.– Holiday Music playing
11:15 a.m. – Santa Arrives on the train
noon to 3:00 p.m. – Tuba Christmas – on the Train Deck
noon to 5:00 p.m. – FCHS Theater Group preforming at Sycamore Crossing
12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Santa in the Gazebo visiting with children. Feed Fannin will be taking the Santa pictures.
2:00 to 3:00 p.m. – Alex Higgins – on the stage in the park
2:00 to 4:00 p.m. – Quinn Leach – On Depot St.
3:00 to 4:00 p.m. – Brass Quartet – on the Train Deck
5:30 p.m. – Parade starts
6:45 p.m. – Winners of the Window Decorating Contest are announced
7:00 p.m. – Lighting of the Great Tree
7:05 p.m. – Colin Raye will be singing O’Holy Night
In This Issue
Business After Hours
Board Elections Going on Now!
2017 Award Nominations
2018 Leadership Fannin Nominations
Save the Date for the Annual Banquet
Sponsors Needed
Ribbon Cuttings
Community Events Calendar
Light Up Blue Ridge Schedule

Chamber Events
Calendar
November 9 – Ribbon Cutting for Jewish Congregation of Blue Ridge, Fannin County Chamber
3:00 p.m.
November 15 – Board of Directors Meeting, Fannin County Chamber of Commerce Meeting Room, Executive Board Meeting at 11:00 a.m., Board Meeting at 12:00 p.m.
November 16 – Ambassador Lunch, location tbd
12:00 p.m.
November 16 – Golf Committee Meeting, Fannin County Chamber 12:00 p.m.
November 20 – Tourism Committee Meeting, Fannin County Chamber 12:00 p.m.
November 23 – Thanksgiving, Welcome Centers Closed
November 28 – Business After Hours with Cash Prize Drawing at Fannin Brewing Company
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
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SAAG Juried Show
Cameron Hall Virtual Tour
High Hope Estate Auction
Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast
BRMAA Arts ShowWhodunit
2017 Turkey Trot

Light Up Blue Ridge

Merry Mountain Market

Blue Ridge Business Association Presents the 1st Annual City of Blue Ridge BBQ

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The Blue Ridge Business Association cordially invites all city of Blue Ridge residents to a Saturday afternoon BBQ for a “meet and greet” between residents and business owners.  This first annual event presents an opportunity for business owners and residents to break bread together, meet each other and share ideas, insights and opportunities for all.

News from Fannin County Chamber of Commerce

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Fannin County Chamber of Commerce  eNewsletter
October 24,  2017
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OPEN HOUSE
Spec Facility Open House
Hosted by: Fannin County Development Authority

Friday, October 27th 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

You are invited to an Open House at the newly constructed commercial/industrial facility hosted by the Fannin County Development Authority. The Open House is an opportunity for the community to see the facility up close and learn more about the process and partners involved. The facility is available for lease to a business and an ideal candidate will create quality jobs in Fannin County. This could be an existing business that is expanding or a business looking to relocate. Please take a few minutes to drop by.

Location and Directions:

From Blue Ridge – Take Highway 5/Blue Ridge Dr. north approximately 8 miles and turn right at Kyle Rd. The entrance will be the first left after turning on Kyle Rd. If you pass Tri-State EMC on the left, you have gone too far.

From McCaysville – Take Highway 5/Blue Ridge Dr. south approximately 2.5 miles and turn left at Kyle Rd. You will pass Tri-State EMC on the right and the turn will be past the historic yellow house on the left. The entrance will be the first left after turning on Kyle Rd.

Fall Festivals and Halloween Happenings Poster

October Community Events Calendar
September 1 – October 31 – Apple Pickin’ Jubilee, Hillcrest Orchards
October 7 – November 11 – SAAG National Juried Art Show, Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association
October 26-28 – Fright Nights at the Fairground, Kiwanis Fairgrounds
October 27 – Firefly Music Presents Howie Day, Blue Ridge
October 27 – November 5 – Live Theater: The Wizard of Oz, Blue Ridge Community Theater
October 27-28 – SpookTacular Fest, Joshua Dream Ranch Blairsville
October 27-29 – Moonshine Festival, Dawsonville
October 28 – 5k Halloween Trick or Trot, Blue Ridge City Park
October 28 – HalloWine Celebration, Paradise Hills Winery
October 28-29 – Fall Fest Arts and Crafts Sale, Old Farmers Market
October 28 – November 19 – Japanese Maples Colorfest, Gibbs Gardens
October 28 – Appalachian Brew, Stew & Que Festival, Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds
October 28 – Halloween Safety Zone, Downtown McCaysville/Copperhill
October 29 – Pumpkin Express Train Ride, Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
October 31 – Ducktown Halloween Safe Zone, Downtown Ducktown
October 31 – Halloween Safe Zone, Downtown Blue Ridge
October 31 – SpookTacular Fest, Joshua Dream Ranch Blairsville
Recurring Events
Tuesday
* Trivia Tuesdays, Fightingtown Tavern

Thursday 

 
Bingo, Kiwanis Fairgrounds
* Trivia Night! Fannin Brewing Company
Saturday and Sunday
*Upick Apples and/or Tractor Tours: Mercier Orchards, Mountain View Orchards, Hillcrest Orchards
*Corn Maze: Joshua Dream Ranch
* Brewery Tours & TastingsThursday through Saturday’s at  Fannin Brewing CompanyGrumpy Old Men and Mercier Orchards.
* Swan Drive-in –Now Playing
FOR THE FULL CALENDAR –Click Here
In This Issue
Open House at Spec Facility
Fall Festivals and Events
Community Events Calendar

Chamber Events
Calendar
October 25 – Ribbon Cutting for Ridge Chiropractic, 39 Lance St., Ste. 6, Blue Ridge
11:30 a.m.
October 26 – Ambassador Lunch, Toccoa Riverside Restaurant, 8055 Aska Rd, Blue Ridge
12:00 p.m.
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Chicken BBQ Dinner
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Fall Workshops & Classes at The Art Center

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 2017 Fall Art Center Classes

Painting Fall Tiles with Alcohol Ink
Beginning & Intermediate
October 26, 2017Thursday-1 Session
1:30 pm-3:30 pm
Instructor: Joyce Clair
Class Fee: $30.00 non-members + $ 10 Supply Fee 

                  $30.00 BRMAA members + $10 Supply Fee                                        
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No experience needed to paint fall designs on ceramic tiles with alcohol ink!  The Instructor demonstrates easy ways to apply colorful alcohol ink with Q-tips, felt, sponges and brushes to white glazed tiles.  Select your favorite colors and create a design free-hand or with a template.  When dry, tiles are sealed with layers of varnish to make them heat and water resistant.  All supplies provided to create 2 coasters and a trivet.  Come bring a friend and create seasonal designs on tiles with alcohol ink.  What unique art for the upcoming Christmas gift!
Restorative Yoga
Beginning
October 27, 2017 Friday, 1 Session
December 3, 2017 Sunday, 1 Session
4:00 pm-6:00 pm
Instructor:  Sharon Coogle
Class Fee:   $12.00 non-member & BRMAA Members 
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Restorative yoga allows the practitioner to enter a state of deep physical and mental relaxation. Although some yoga experience is helpful, there is no prerequisite of knowledge or flexibility; extensive use of props and supports helps every body attain positions that encourage restoration.
Make a Yoga Chair & Learn How To Use It!
Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced
October 28, 2017Saturday-1 Session
10:30 am-2:30 pm
Instructor: Sharon Coogle & Betty Larsen
Class Fee: $25.00 non-members + $ 20 Supply Fee 

                  $25.00 BRMAA members + $20 Supply Fee                                        
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Come join a great class of yoga!  This class is wonderful for students who have a hard time getting up and down from the floor and for advanced yoga students to learn to enhance and deepen the different yoga positions.   Students will convert a metal folding chair into a sturdy and versatile yoga prop and then engage in a yoga practice to learn various ways to use the chair to maximize yoga’s safety and effectiveness.  The chair is yours to take home and continue the yoga practices.  What a great way to make friends and improve the support of your body.  The students will work outside, weather permitting, to modify the chairs and continue the class upstairs in the Dance Studio.  Come try a unique and one of a kind class!
C’mon & Dance- Adult Fitness
Beginning & Intermediate
November 3, 10, 17, December 1, 2017
December 8, 15, 22, 29, 2017
10:30 am-12:45 pm
Instructor:   Mary Gucciardo & Venae Ellis
Class Fee:   $40.00 Non-members 
                     $36.00  BRMAA members             
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Come enjoy music and dancing while improving your general state of fitness.  If you always wanted to learn tap, this class is for you.  Expect an invigorating aerobic workout, while toning leg muscles, core and improving balance.  Steps are basic enough for everyone to enjoy. It is a great class to meet new friends and have a fun time.  The class requires tap shoes, exercise mat and water.  Optional dumbbell weights for toning 1-5 lbs. can be used.  This class runs from 10:30 am-11:10 am.  Stay for the next class of Cardio-Dance Fitness which features dance routines choreographed using a variety of music genres.  Celebrating music from all over the world and keep your body moving and grooving!  This class runs from 11:15 am-11:55 am.  Aerobic sneakers are suitable for the class.  The final class, Tone and Stretch, tones up your muscle and focuses on core strength.  It is a non-aerobics class that uses handheld dumbbells merging with a dance inspired workout by ballet, yoga and Pilates.  Expect exercises to tone the upper body, lower body and core. This class runs from 12:00 pm-12:45 pm.  The class requires an exercise mat and water.  Each class is designed to increase aerobic power, make you sweat and burn calories while having fun.
Class Fee pays for all three classes.
Heart, Hands and Healing Art
Nov. 4, 2017 (Saturday) 1 session
10:30 am- 1:00 pm
Instructor: Vicki Wagoner
Class Fee  $ 45 non-member (tuition includes canvas and paints)
                   $ 40.50 *BRMAA Member*
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Hypnotherapist and artist, Vicki Wagoner, encourages creative and personal expression through a simple yet profound process of painting with your hands-no brushes, rules or artistic abilities required! The painting creates itself as you allow yourself to release any fear of painting, unblocking or reconnecting to your inner artist’s creative expression.  Each participant starts with the same blank canvas, and when the session is over, Vicki assists you to discover the epiphanies of new perspectives, possibilities, and insight that have been subconsciously created during the painting process. It will transform your life!  Please wear old clothes allowing your inner child to play!  All materials and interpretation of messages in painting included
Business Side of Being An Artist
November 4, 2017 (Saturday) 1 session
10:00 am- 4:00 pm
Instructor: Marsha Hamby Savage
Class Fee  $ 65.00 non-member
                   $ 58.50 *BRMAA Member*
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Come learn the business side of art from a successful and talented artist!  This class will identify several of the most important aspects for keeping up with the business side of an art career. There will be discussions about organization, pricing, databases, social media, digital images, advertising and scheduling.  Marketing topics include galleries or selling on one’s own, creating a blog and/or website, use of a newsletter and mailing lists.  The intended projects the student will be working on include editing images, creating a database and a list of subjects to blog or write about in newsletters and /or social media.  The students will learn how to edit photos for use in advertising, portfolios, brochures, website, etc.  The Instructor will instruct you on how to price your art and approach galleries.  What a great class to learn from an experienced and qualified artist!  The supply lists includes a PC or Mac, digital images of artwork, photo editing software (Photoshop Elements) and a notebook for taking notes.  The editing software is not a requirement; however, it would increase your potential for marking yourself in a professional way.  There will be a short break for lunch, so be sure to bring a sack lunch.
Discover Pottery
Beginning & Intermediate
                                          January 10, 2018
November 8, 2017           February 7, 2018
 December 6, 2017          March 7, 2018
                                         April 11, 2018
                                         May 9, 2018 
1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Instructor: Luce Van Asten
Class Fee for each class:
$40.00 non-members per class + $10 Supply Fee per class
$36.00 BRMAA Members-per class + $10 Supply Fee- per class

     
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Mark this class on your calendar to come each month to “Discover Pottery”!  These classes are independent of each other; therefore, you can come to one or all the classes and learn the techniques of pottery.  In these clay classes the students will make a variety of creative clay pieces and apply glazes.  Each class will focus on different techniques and projects creating functional vessels and figurative sculptures.  Some of the projects include decorative tiles, cups, garden sculptures, birds, lidded boxes and pinch pots to name a few. Students will take home some great creative clay pieces.  Each class fee will be $40.00 plus a $10 Supply Fee for clay, glazes and kiln firing.  Come bring your friend or relative to class and create some great fun memories!
Potter’s Wheel, “Hands On”
Beginning
November 10, 2017 Friday, 1 session
10:30 am-12:30 pm
Instructor: Julie Brown
Class Fee:  $35.00 non-member +$ 10.00 Supply Fee
                    $35.00 BRMAA Member + $10.00 Supply Fee 

            
Have you always wondered what it is like to make a pot on the wheel?  This is a first step using the potter’s wheel to form a piece of art using clay.  The student will complete the process from start to a finished “glazed piece” in just 2 hours.  The project includes getting the clay center on the wheel and forming a basic cylinder into a mug, pitcher or bowl of your own design.  The techniques the student will learn are hand positioning and pulling the walls of the clay to form a cylinder.  The creative clay projects can be picked up at a later date after drying and firing is completed.  The student needs to wear clothes that can get muddy from the clay.  What a great class to learn something new and take home a piece of unique artwork!

“Let it Snow” Stained Glass Workshop
Beginning
November 17, 2017 (Friday), 1 Session (CLASS IS FULL)-CLOSED
December 9, 2017 (Saturday), 1 Session
11:00am-4:00pm
Instructor: Lenzy Bond
Class Fee:   $60.00 non-members + $25.00 Supply Fee
                    $54.00 BRMAA Members + $25.00 Supply Fee
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Bring back one of the most popular and fun classes.  In this Stained Glass class the student will create one of a kind glass snowflake. The Instructor will have several geometric shapes available as well as glass gems.  The finished snowflake can be one color or many colors and shapes.  The student will learn techniques including cutting, foiling, soldering, setting hangers, applying patina and glass polishing.  The Instructor will supply the stained glass, foil, tools, grinder, soldering iron, solder, patina polish.  The student’s supply list includes: safety glasses, pen or pencil, black sharpie, and please wear closed heel and toe shoes.  It is a really fun and unique class!
Painting Holiday Cards with Alcohol Ink
November 28, 2017 (Tuesday) 1 session
1:30 pm- 3:30 pm
Instructor: Joyce Clair
Class Fee  $ 20.00 non-member + $10 Supply Fee
                   $ 20.00 *BRMAA Member* + $10 Supply Fee
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This is your holiday class to take with a friend or family!  Create personal hand-painted cards for family and special friends. Use them for holiday greetings, thank you cards for holiday gifts or other occasions.  No painting experience required.  The Instructor leads you step-by-step to paint 3 simple winter landscapes with alcohol ink on YUPO paper.  Your finished designs are sprayed to prevent fading and then inserted into a photo frame card.  All supplies provided to paint 3 cards with envelopes.  The Instructor also provides an information handout if you are inspired to continue this craft on your own.  Come be creative and learn something new!
Intro to Dichroic Fused Glass Jewelry
Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced
December 5, 2017-1 Session (CLASS IS FULL-CLOSED)
1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Instructor:   Rae Breed
Class Fee:   $25.00 Non-members + $20 Supply Fee
                     FREE –  BRMAA members + $20 Supply Fee             
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What a unique class to sign up for!  Each Student will take home a pair of Dichroic Fused Glass earrings.   In the beginning of the class, the Instructor will have a short introduction on how to cut glass.  The Instructor will demo different designs and give the student some options on creating one of kind pieces of art.   The students will design, cut, prepare inlay and fire a pair of earrings all in 3 hours.  Some of the techniques the students will learn are kiln wash vs fire paper and fusing in the kiln.  Students need to bring safety glasses for cutting glass.  Class space is limited.  Come join the fun!
Introduction to Leather Crafting
Beginning
December 5, 2017-1 Session
10:00 am-4:30 pm
Instructor:   Tom Salvicek
Class Fee:   $40.00 Non-members + $30 Supply Fee
                     $36.00  BRMAA members + $30 Supply Fee             
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Once learning the skills of cutting and stitching leather, you will create a beautiful hand crafted leather shoulder bag.  In this fun class the student will be using a wood burning tool that inscribes a design onto the front of your shoulder bag.  Students will also have the options of decoration their bag, which includes a strap, with tassels and “bling”.  You can design a one-of-a-kind shoulder bag for yourself or give as a present.  The Instructor supplies all the materials necessary for your creative leather bag.
Painting Holiday Tiles with Alcohol Ink
Beginning & Intermediate
December 14, 2017– Thursday-1 Session
1:30 pm-3:30 pm
Instructor:   Joyce Clair
Class Fee:   $30.00 Non-members + $10 Supply Fee
                     $30.00  BRMAA members + $10 Supply Fee             
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These unique holiday coasters & trivet make nice gifts or use them on your holiday table.  No experience needed to paint holiday designs on ceramic tiles with alcohol ink. The Instructor demonstrates easy ways to apply colorful alcohol ink with Q-tip, felt, sponges and brushes to white glazed tiles.  Select your favorite colors and create a design free-hand or with a template.  When dry, tiles are sealed with layers of varnish to make them heat and water resistant.  All supplies provided to create 2 coasters and a trivet.  Instructor also provides an information handout if you are inspired to continue this craft on your own.  Have some fun and create a some great Christmas gift.
Depth and Texture Painting
Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced
May 4 & 5, 2018Friday and Saturday, 2 Session
10:30 am-3:30 pm
Instructor: Micah Goguen
Class Fee: $225 non-members 

                  $202.50 BRMAA members                                      
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What a great class to learn something new and fun!  This class will explore how to add interest to any artwork through the use of textures and depth.  The students have options of adding representational images to a canvas to build

Epworth Community Club’s BBQ Chicken Dinner on Sunday OCTOBER 29, 2017

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Keep Calm and Go To Italy!

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News from Fannin County Chamber of Commerce

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Fannin County Chamber of Commerce  eNewsletter
October 17,  2017
News for Members
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Leading the way to economic vitality and quality of life in Blue Ridge, McCaysville, Morganton and all of beautiful Fannin County, Georgia.

TONIGHT – 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Ribbon Cuttings – Congratulations!
October 10 was the ribbon cutting for 6 Ponds Farm. 6 Ponds Farm offers vacation rentals homes. True to the name, there are 6 ponds on this 22 acre farm and two vacation rental properties, a garden, kayaks and more! Enjoy the rental by the pool or the tiny home rental by the pond. Visit their website for more information atwww.6pondsfarm.com.
Ribbon Cutting for Melaleuca_ The Wellness Company
October 12 was the ribbon cutting for Melaleuca, The Wellness Company.  Melaleuca products feature biodegradable ingredients and range from cleaning supplies, to beauty products and more! Contact Elaine Fortier, Marketing Executive with Melaleuca, for more information at 727-236-0433.  www.Melaleuca.com

OPEN HOUSE

Spec Facility Open House
Hosted by: Fannin County Development Authority
Friday, October 27th 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

You are invited to an Open House at the newly constructed commercial/industrial facility hosted by the Fannin County Development Authority. The Open House is an opportunity for the community to see the facility up close and learn more about the process and partners involved. The facility is available for lease to a business and an ideal candidate will create quality jobs in Fannin County. This could be an existing business that is expanding or a business looking to relocate. Please take a few minutes to drop by.

Location and Directions:
From Blue Ridge – Take Highway 5/Blue Ridge Dr. north approximately 8 miles and turn right at Kyle Rd. The entrance will be the first left after turning on Kyle Rd. If you pass Tri-State EMC on the left, you have gone too far.

From McCaysville – Take Highway 5/Blue Ridge Dr. south approximately 2.5 miles and turn left at Kyle Rd. You will pass Tri-State EMC on the right and the turn will be past the historic yellow house on the left. The entrance will be the first left after turning on Kyle Rd.

Fall Festival Flyer

October Community Events Calendar
September 1 – October 31 – Apple Pickin’ Jubilee, Hillcrest Orchards
September 28 – October 15 – Live Theater: Calendar Girls, Blue Ridge Community Theater
October 7-22 – Fall Festival at Gibbs Gardens, Talking Rock
October 7 – November 11 – SAAG National Juried Art Show, Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association
October 13-21 – Georgia Mountain Fall Festival, Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds
October 17 – Firefly Music Presents Austin Winkler, Blue Ridge
October 19 – Haunts and Harvest, Blue Ridge Community Theater
October 19-21 – Fright Nights at the Fairgrounds, Kiwanis Fairgrounds
October 21 – Tri-State Model Railroaders Open House, Mineral Bluff Historic Depot
October 21 – Harvest Wine Dinner, Paradise Hills
October 21 – Live Music is Better Presents Michelle Malone, Blue Ridge Community Theater
October 21 – Vogel State Park Fall Hoedown, Vogel State Park
October 21 – Paws in the Park 5k and Mutt Mile, Downtown Blue Ridge City Park
October 21 – Paws in the Park, Downtown Blue Ridge City Park
October 21-22 – Georgia Apple Festival, Ellijay
October 21 – Harvest Festival, Crane Creek Vineyards
October 21-22 – Fall Fest Arts and Crafts Sale, Old Farmers Market
October 21-22 – Sorghum Festival, Blairsville
October 21-22 – Gold Rush Days Festival, Dahlonega
October 21-22 – 23rd Annual Heritage Days Festival, Talking Rock
October 26-28 – Fright Nights at the Fairground, Kiwanis Fairgrounds
October 27 – Firefly Music Presents Howie Day, Blue Ridge
October 27 – November 5 – Live Theater: The Wizard of Oz, Blue Ridge Community Theater
October 27-28 – SpookTacular Fest, Joshua Dream Ranch Blairsville
October 27-29 – Moonshine Festival, Dawsonville
October 28 – 5k Halloween Trick or Trot, Blue Ridge City Park
October 28 – HalloWine Celebration, Paradise Hills Winery
October 28-29 – Fall Fest Arts and Crafts Sale, Old Farmers Market
October 28 – November 19 – Japanese Maples Colorfest, Gibbs Gardens
October 28 – Appalachian Brew, Stew & Que Festival, Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds
October 28 – Halloween Safety Zone, Downtown McCaysville/Copperhill
October 29 – Pumpkin Express Train Ride, Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
October 31 – Ducktown Halloween Safe Zone, Downtown Ducktown
October 31 – Halloween Safe Zone, Downtown Blue Ridge
October 31 – SpookTacular Fest, Joshua Dream Ranch Blairsville
Recurring Events
Tuesday
* Trivia Tuesdays, Fightingtown Tavern
Thursday 

 
Bingo, Kiwanis Fairgrounds
* Trivia Night! Fannin Brewing Company
Saturday
*Blue Ridge Motorsports Park Races, Blue Ridge Motorsports Park
Saturday and Sunday
*Upick Apples and Tractor Tours: Mercier Orchards, Mountain View Orchards, Hillcrest Orchards
*Corn Maze: Joshua Dream Ranch
* Brewery Tours & TastingsThursday through Saturday’s at  Fannin Brewing CompanyGrumpy Old Men and Mercier Orchards.
* Swan Drive-in –Now Playing
FOR THE FULL CALENDAR –Click Here
In This Issue
Business After Hours
Ribbon Cuttings
Open House at Spec Facility
Fall Festivals and Events
Community Events Calendar

Chamber Events
Calendar
October 17 – Business After Hours at Bear Claw Vineyards, 2281 Tennis Court Rd., Blue Ridge
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
October 18 – Board of Directors Meeting, Fannin County Chamber of Commerce Meeting Room, Executive Board Meeting at 11:00 a.m., Board Meeting at 12:00 p.m.
October 25 – Ribbon Cutting for Ridge Chiropractic, 39 Lance St., Ste. 6, Blue Ridge
11:30 a.m.
October 26 – Ambassador Lunch, Location tbd
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Halloween 5k
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