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Apr. 20, 2019
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Lanier area events calendar

Outdoors Calendar

Grounded pursuits
Animals of the Southeast, Blairsville. Hands-on mystery game to discover creatures at the park, 1-2 p.m. Apr. 2, Vogel State Park, 405 Vogel State Park Rd. $5 parking., 706-745-2628.
Citizen Science Water Testing, Blairsville. Test water quality of Wolf Creek, 3-4 p.m. Apr. 2, Vogel State Park, 405 Vogel State Park Rd. $5 parking., 706-745-2628.
CCC Museum Tour, Blairsville. Ranger-led tour of museum commemorating CCC’s work at park, 2-3 p.m. Apr. 3, Vogel State Park, 405 Vogel State Park Rd. $5 parking., 706-745-2628.
Movie in the Mountains, Blairsville. Bring a blanket and popcorn, enjoy family movie in the park ballfield, 9-10:30 p.m. Apr. 3, Vogel State Park, 405 Vogel State Park Rd. $5 parking., 706-745-2628.
Georgia Naturalist Series, Gainesville. 11-program course Apr. 4-June 6 explores local natural habitats and ecosystems with indoor lectures and outdoor field trips; limited to 20 participants, Elachee Nature Science Center. 2125 Elachee. Dr. $300, $275 Elachee members. Register at
Mushroom ID Hike, Blairsville. Discover “the fungus among us” in ranger led hike on Byron Herbert Reece Loop, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Apr. 4, Vogel State Park, 405 Vogel State Park Rd. Meet at trailhead.  $5 parking., 706-745-2628.
Movie Night at Fort Yargo, Winder. Bring a chair and blanket for an outdoor movie, 7 p.m. Apr. 5 & 26, Fort Yargo State Park, 210 S. Broad St. $5 parking., 770-867-3489.
n Mad Dash for Missions 5K/Fun Run, Oakwood. 8/9:15 a.m. Apr. 6, Oakwood City Park, Railroad St. $10-$25.
Lanier Running Club, Gainesville. Runners invited to club meeting with featured speaker, 7 p.m. April 8, Recess Southern Gastro Pub, 118 Bradford St. NW.
Sweep the Hooch, Chattahoochee River. Join hundreds of volunteers removing tons of trash from Chattahoochee River on foot, in waders or canoe/kayak, Apr. 6 at various sites along river, including Don Carter State Park in Gainesville and Hardman Farm Historic Site, and Smithgall Woods State Park in Sautee-Nacoochee. Preview sites and register in advance:
Flies & Flywater, Helen. Park staff offers trout fishing tips and “how to” sessions on fly tying, stream reading, casting, entomology and more, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Apr. 6, Smithgall Woods State Park, 61 Tsalaki Trl. $15, plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087,
Whitewater Watching Hike, Tallulah Falls. Strenuous ranger-led hike to Bridal Veil Falls to watch paddlers on the Tallulah River during seasonal water release, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Apr. 6 & 14,  Tallulah Gorge State Park, 338 Jane Hurt Yarn Dr. No pets. For age 10 an older. Call to register. $15, plus $5 parking., 706-745-7981.
Spring Festival, Winder. Music, crafts and more, noon-5 p.m. Apr. 6,  Lake Pavilion, Fort Yargo State Park, 210 S. Broad St. $5, plus $5 parking. Free to children younger than 6., 770-867-3489.
GPS Basics, Helen. Learn how to use hand-held GPS, including how to create a route, 2-3:30 p.m. Apr. 6, Smithgall Woods State Park, 61 Tsalaki Trl. $25, plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087,
Light Bites and Garden Insights, Gainesville. Contributing members join garden director Mildred Fockele for lesson in succulent container gardening, light brunch included, 10:30-noon Apr. 11, Gainesville Garden, Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1911 Sweet Bay Dr. Reservation required. 404-591-1544,
Nurturing Nests Acrylic Workshop, Gainesville. Two day class to create spring nest paintings, 10 a.m.-noon Apr. 12 & 13, Gainesville Garden, Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1911 Sweet Bay Dr. $79, $74 members., 404-888-4760.
Pups in the Park 5K/Fun Run, Dawsonville. 9 a.m. Apr. 13, Rock Creek Park, 445 Martin Rd. $20-$30.
Farm Animal Fun Day, Sautee Nacoochee. Livestock brings historic farm to life, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Apr. 13, Hardman Farm Historic Site, 143 Hwy. 17.$12 adults, $10 seniors ($63+), $7  youth, free to children younger than 6. 706-878-1077,
Fun at the Fort, Winder. Learn about life in 1700s at historic fort with tours and family activities, noon-3 p.m. Apr. 13, Fort Yargo State Park, 210 S. Broad St. $5 parking., 770-867-3489.
Nature Art Workshop, Gainesville. 8-week workshop on nature sketching and painting, 9 a.m.-noon Fridays Apr. 12-May 31, Chicopee Woods Aquatic Studies Center, 2100 Calvary Church Rd. $225., 770-535-1976.
Trillium Trek Trail Run/Walk, Gainesville. Half marathon & 5K 8 a.m., kids’ fun run to follow, Apr. 13, Elachee Nature Science Center, 2125 Elachee Dr. $20-$60., 770-535-1976.
Spring Plant Sale, Gainesville. Buy diverse native and hybrid plants, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Apr. 13, Elachee Nature Science Center, 2125 Elachee Dr., 770-535-1976.
Underwater Easter Egg Hunt, Gainesville. Dive for eggs and have fun with Easter Bunny, 1 p.m. Apr. 13, Frances Meadows Aquatic Center warm pool, 1545 Community Way. $4, plus tax.
Stars over Elachee, Gainesville. View constellations, the moon, planets and stars under the night sky 8-10 p.m. Apr. 13, Chicopee Lake, 2100 Calvary Church Rd. Suggested for adults and children age 8 and older. Bring flashlight and pencil for night viewing. Register in advance, reserve a telescope. $10 adults, $5 children 2-12. Free to Elachee members., 770-535-1976.
Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Gainesville. Egg hunts, photos with the Easter Bunny, Apr. 14, ages 0-2/8-10 2 p.m., ages 4-7 2:45 p.m., Midtown Greenway, 682 Grove St. Hunt is free, $5 photos.
Get Your Glow On 5K, Dawsonville. 8 p.m. Apr. 19, Dawson County Board of Education, 28 Main St. $25-$30.
Members Only Spring Plant Sale, Gainesville. Garden members shop for rare perennials, shrubs and trees, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Apr. 19, Gainesville Garden, Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1911 Sweet Bay Dr.,  404-888-4760.
Sunset Easter Egg Hunt, Tallulah Falls. Crafts, popcorn and Easter egg hunt for children 12 and younger, 6:30-8 p.m. Apr. 19, Tallulah Gorge State Park, 338 Jane Hurt Yarn Dr. $5 parking., 706-745-7981.
Christ Place 5K/Fun Run, Oakwood. 8/9 a.m. Apr. 20, Christ Place Church, 3428 Atlanta Hwy. Free fun run, 5K $30.
Race for the Rescues Fun Run/5K, Suwanee. 8:30/9:15 a.m. Apr. 20, Suwanee Town Center Park, 330 Town Center Ave. $15-$30.
Woodland Ramble/Spring Plant Sale, Gainesville. Annual market with nature themed local art, rare plant sale, lace-making demonstrations, food trucks, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Apr. 20, Gainesville Garden, Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1911 Sweet Bay Dr. Free with garden admission. Shuttle available from Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest Supervisor office on Cleveland Hwy., 404-888-4760.
Get the Buzz on Bees Earth Day Celebration, Tallulah Falls. Talk with local beekeeper during weekend-long celebration, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Apr. 20, Tallulah Gorge State Park, 338 Jane Hurt Yarn Dr. $5 parking., 706-745-7981.
Bunny Tails & Trails, Winder. Crafts, egg hunts and more, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Apr. 20, Lake Pavilion, Fort Yargo State Park, 210 S. Broad St. $5, plus $5 parking. Free for age 3 and younger., 770-867-3489.
Natural Egg Dying, Sautee Nacoochee. Dye Easter eggs with natural materials such a beets, onions, and tumeric, egos provided, plus old fashioned games, baby chicks and more, 1-3 p.m. Apr. 20, Hardman Farm Historic Site, 143. Hwy 17. $5 parking. 706-878-1077,
Ole` Fun Run/5K, Cumming. 7:10/7:30 p.m. Apr. 26, Cumming Fairgrounds, 235 Castleberry Rd. $25-$30.
Boulder Dash 5K/10K, Cumming. Run through active rock quarry, finish with Spring Fling festivities, 8 a.m. Apr. 27, Northside Forsyth Hospital, 1200 Northside Forsyth Dr. Shuttles provided from parking. $15-$35.
Fallen Heroes of Georgia 5K, Buford. 8 a.m. Apr. 27, Margaritaville at Lanier Islands. $30-$35.
Follow the Leader 5K, Cumming. 8 a.m. Apr. 27, North Forsyth Middle School, 3645 Coal Mountain Dr. $25-$30.
Attack the Castle 5K10K/1-Mile, Gainesville. Run roadways, breezeways and trails while negotiating obstacles, difficult terrain and castle “defense force,” staggered start beginning at 9 a.m. Apr. 27, Riverside Military Academy, 2001 Riverside Dr. $20-$35.
Spring Container Gardening, Gainesville. Explore plant selection, soil basics, container selection, 10 a.m.-noon Apr. 27, Gainesville Garden, Atlanta Botanical Garden 1911 Sweet Bay Dr. $29, $24 members.,  404-888-4760.
Gainesville Spring Chicken Festival. Chicken cook-off, music, entertainment, art, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Apr. 27, Longwood Park, 20 Pearl Nix Pkwy. $6 Cluck Card for 10 samples until 3 p.m.
Ranger Open House at Camp Merrill, Dahlonega. Elite solders demonstrate skills of U.S. Army Airborne Ranger, plus military equipment displays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Apr. 27, Camp Merrill, 1 Merrill Dr.
Concert on the Square, Gainesville. Redneck Blond and Joe Hall perform, 4 p.m. Apr. 27, Downtown Gainesville Square.
Flights of Fancy Benefit & Auction, Gainesville. Casual party featuring dinner, drinks and handcrafted nature art, 6-9  p.m. Apr. 27, Elachee Nature Science Center, 2125 Elachee Dr. Contact Elachee about tickets., 770-535-1976.
Bear on the Square Mountain Festival, Dahlonega. Bluegrass and old time music, music workshops, arts & crafts, dancing, story telling and more, Apr. 27-28, Downtown Dahlonega.
North Georgia Triathlon, Gainesville. Pool swim/bike/run, various distances and times for youth and adults, Apr. 28, Frances Meadows Aquatic Center, 1545 Community Way. $25-$55.
Note: See for events at Don Carter State Park on Lake Lanier.


First Visit Tour, Helen. Van tour to covered bridge, Duke’s Creek, and cottages, 10-11:30 a.m. first Saturdays through December, Smithgall Woods State Park, 61 Tsalaki Trl. $5 parking. 706-878-3087,
Emory Jones Book Signing, Sautee-Nacoochee. Author of “Distant Voices: The Story of the Nacoochee Valley Indian Mound” reads excepts from “The Valley Where They Danced plus tour of Hardman Farm, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. second Saturdays through December, Hardman Farm Historic Site, 143 Hwy 17., 706-878-1077.
Gears & Beers Mountain Bike Rides, Gainesville. Cyclists depart Wrenched Bicycles for either East Hall road rides or Chicopee Woods mountain bike rides, return for cold beverages back at shop, 8:30 a.m. Saturdays, 302 Broad St. SE.  Call or check Wrenched Bicycle Facebook for information. 770-287-8842.
Sunday N.H. Tech Rides/Tuesday Interval Rides, Gainesville. Sunday road bike rides roll out at 1:15 p.m. from North Hall Technology Center, 4075 Nopone Rd.; faster Tuesday interval rides start at 6 p.m. at Clermont Park, Clermont Hwy.
Cruz In, Dawsonville. Park in town, look at cars, see friends, 5-9 p.m. third Friday, Downtown Dawsonville.
Garden Train, Story Times, Crafts, Gainesville. Children and family activities, various times, Atlanta Botanical Garden Gainesville Garden, 1911 Sweet Bay Dr. $3 or free with garden admission or membership., 404-888-4760.
Volunteer Work Day, Gainesville. Join Friends of Don Carter State Park for park improvement projects, bring water, gloves and clothes to get dirty, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. third Saturdays, 5000 N. Browning Bridge Rd., 678-450-7726.
Home School Exploration Day, Tallulah Falls. Ranger-led educational program for home schoolers covers different outdoor topic each month, 10 a.m.-noon last Thursdays through May, Tallulah Gorge State Park, 338 Jane Hurt Yarn Dr. $5, plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981,

Lake Lanier Olympic Park events

LCKC (Lanier Canoe & Kayak Club)  
  • Apr. 4-7 - Dragon Boat Camp                                          
  • Apr. 7 - Beginner Racing League Practice Begins
  • Apr. 27 - Beginner Racing League Practice Race 
  • May 4 - Gainesville-Hall Dragon Boat Challenge
  • June 1 & 8 - Learn to Kayak 
  • June 3-Labor Day - Kayak, canoe, SUP, pedal boat rentals
  • June 14 - Moonlight Paddle  
  • June 15 - Southern Invitational Regatta                               
  • June 17 - July 15 - Summer Day Camp 
  • June 23 & 30 - Learn to SUP 
  • July 7 & 14 - Learn to Kayak
  • July 12 - Moonlight Paddle 
  • July 20 & 27 - Learn to SUP     
  • Aug. 7-10 - ACA Spring National Championships  
  • Aug. 12 - Beginner Racing League Open House
  • Aug. 16 - Moonlight Paddle
  • Aug. 18 - Beginner Racing League Practice Begins
  • Aug. 18 & 25 - Learn to SUP  
  • Aug. 24 & 31 - Learn to Kayak
  • Sept. 13 - Moonlight Paddle
  • Sept. 14 - Beginner Racing League Practice Race 
  • Sept. 28 - Beginner Fall Fungatta
  • Oct. 11 - Moonlight Paddle                          
  • Oct. 26 - Halloween Howl 
LLRC (Lake Lanier Rowing Club)
  • Apr.16-May 4 - Learn to Row Classes 
  • May 24-26 - American Collegiate Rowing Association Championships
  • June 11-29 - Learn to Row Classes 
  • July 9-27 - Learn to Row Classes 
  • Aug. 6-24 - Learn to Row Classes 
  • Sept. 7-24  - Learn to Row Classes 
Other LLOP events
  • Apr. 12, May 10, June 14, July 12, Aug. 16, Sept 13 - Food Truck Friday
  • Apr. 12 - Chattahoochee Riverkeeper Relay
  • May 11 - Rubber Duck Derby

Other area events

Apr. 1, 6 – 2019 Festival of Arts Special Music Events, 7 p.m., at Cumming First United Methodist Church, 770 Canton Hwy., Cumming. Info:
Apr. 5 – Roger Moore performs at Left Nut Brewing, 6:30-9:30 p.m., at 2100 Atlanta Hwy., Gainesville. Info: 678-827-6678.
Apr. 7 – Classic City Brew Fest, 2:30-6 p.m., Left Nut Brewing, 2100 Atlanta Hwy., Gainesville. Info: 678-827-6678.
Apr. 11 – Artist Reception and Talk – Dustin Massey: Freedumb Club, 6-8 p.m., at City of Sugar Hill Art Gallery, 5039 West Broad St., Sugar Hill. View the artwork of Dustin Massey, a contemporary painter living in Greenville, S.C., whose work focuses on rapidly advancing technology and its impact on our social and cultural relationships. Free. Info:
Apr. 11-13 – “Madagascar Jr” presented at Eagle Theatre in Sugar Hill, 5029 West Broad St., Sugar Hill. Based on the DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar. Times: 7-9 p.m., Apr. 11, 12, 13; 2-4 p.m., Apr. 13. Info:
Apr. 12 – Davina and The Vagabonds, 7:30-10 p.m., at The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center, 331 Spring St. SW, Gainesville. Info: 770-534-2787.
Apr. 13 – Buford Spring Festival 2019, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., held near Bona Allen Mansion, East Main St., Buford. Join the Buford Business Alliance for the Historic Buford Spring Festival and Brand New Best Young Talent of Buford Competition – a fun-filled day of stage performances, vendors, shopping, giveaways and treats. Free. Tickets:
Apr. 13 – Songwriters for Charity, 7:30-10 p.m., at Locos Grill & Pub, 601 S. Enota Dr. NE, Gainesville. Featured songwriters Ethan Phillips, Ken Forrester and Doug Harrell will be performing covers and original songs wil asking donations for Habitat for Humanity of Hall County. No charge for event. Info: 678-200-4558.
Apr. 21-27 – Celebrating Winder’s “True Colors” for Georgia Cities Week features fun and free events throughout week. Info:
May 4 – Roller Coaster Comedy Ride, 7-9 p.m., at Commerce Cultural Center, 242 Cherry St., Commerce. PG Comedy Variety Show features audience participation, variety and stand-up comedy. Info:
Brenau University
• Thru Apr. 25 – Exhibit: “Southern Pastoral,” displayed in Leo Castelli Gallery. Artist Nathan Carlson investigates the relationship between the old, traditionally rural south and new booming metropolitan growth. 
Apr. 4 – Jazz Days: Jazz in the Tea Room, 2 p.m., in Tea Room, Sorority Circle. Enjoy a hot latte with some cool jazz, featuring Brenau music instructor Tamika Sterrs-Howard and some of the best musicians around. Free, open to public. Info:
Apr. 6 – Opera Workshop: Curtain Call, 7:30  p.m., in Pearce Auditorium features an evening of operatic selections by students from the university. Jan Grissom, director; Ben Leaptrott, piano. Free and open to public.
Apr. 9 – Spectrum Winds Concert: Bach Meets Jazz, 7:30 p.m., in Pearce Auditorium featuring the beat and swing of jazz lights performed by student and Spectrum Winds ensemble. Free and open to the public.
Apr. 11-23 – The Brenau Collaborative: Senior Projects and Portfolios Exhibit and Undergraduate Juried Exhibition. Opening reception held Apr. 13, 5:30-7 p.m. Free and open to public. Info: 770-534-6263.
Apr. 12 – Georgia Poetry Circuit: Adrian Matejka featured in Library Quiet Zone. Winner of the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award, the Julia Peterkin Award and a Pushcart Prize, Matejka’s poetry collections include The Devil’s Garden, Mixology and The Big Smoke. His most recent book is Map to the Stars (Penguin, 2017). Reading at 12:30 p.m.; Q&A at 3:30. Info: 770.534.6195 or
Apr. 16 – “Dare to Dream” performed by The Spectrum Singers and Vocal Chamber Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., at John S. Burd Center, Hosch Theatre. Bobby Ivey, director. Free and open to the public.
Info: 770-534-6263;

Buford Community Center
• Apr. 12-28 – “Footloose” presented by Theatre Buford. Tickets; $30-$35.
May 4 – Derby Day & Slippery When Wet: The Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute, 6:30 p.m., at Town Park Amphitheater. Come out to Buford Community Center Amphitheater, grab a mint julep to sip on and watch the running of The Derby. Afterward, enjoy a great night of music. Gates open at 5 p.m.; Derby at 6:30 p.m.; concert at 7:30 p.m. Free. Concessions will be available.
Info: 770 945-6762,

Chateau Elan Winery & Resort

Clarkesville’s Historic Habersham Community Theater
Apr. 5-7; 11-14 – “Deadly Murder,” a nerve shredding, intricately plotted thriller, full of twists, turns & double crosses. Directed by Alta Moseley. Tickets: $15, adults; $8, students. Adult oriented.
Info: 706-839-1315;

Dahlonega’s Historic Holly Theatre
Apr. 5-7 – Captain Louie Jr. is based on the children’s book, “The Trip” by Ezra Jack Keats, featuring a score by Grammy Award-winning composer, Stephen Schwartz. Captain Louie JR. is a delightfully fresh and touching story about friendship. 
Apr. 13 – SFO – The Music of Journey, Kansas & Foreigner Tribute recreates the experience of a 1980s concert, playing all the Journey hits that fans know and love with a special salute to Kansas & Foreigner. The band is made up of top-notch musicians from Nashville,
Info: 706-530-5162;

Forsyth Academy of Performing Arts
Gainesville Theatre Alliance
Apr. 9-20 – “Cabaret” presented at UNG-Gainesville’s Cabell Theatre. Times: Apr. 9-13, 16-20, 7:30 p.m.; Apr. 14 & 20, 2:30 p.m. Preview performance held Apr. 8 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for preview are $15. Free opening night reception in the lobby following performance.
Apr. 12-15 – “The Kiss,” by Helena Scholz-Carlson, performed at Brenau University’s Theatre on the Square, 301 Main St. SW, Gainesville. Set in a museum in front of Gustav Klimt’s beloved painting, the play invites the audience to share in moments of compassion and comedy.
Info: 678-717-3624;

Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds
Apr. 6 – Hank Williams Jr., 7 p.m. Tickets: $77.

Habersham Community Theater

Interactive Neighborhood for Kids
Apr. 1-7 – Spring Break Beach Craft Week, make a fun beach craft.
Apr. 8 – 14 – Monster Craft Week, make own spooky or silly monster.
Apr. 15-21 – Easter Craft Week, make a fun Easter craft.
Apr. 21 – INK will be closed for Easter.
Apr. 22-28 – Earth Day Craft Week, create own Earth using tissues and other materials.
Apr. 29-May 5 – April Showers Bring May Flowers Week, make your own rainy-day craft.
Info: 770 536-1900,

Lake Lanier Islands
Apr. 19, 26 – Fly board show at Margaritaville from 6-8 p.m. Professional fly boarders will dazzle the audience with entertain and acrobatic stunts. Instructors will train adventurous guests who want to try the fly board.
Apr. 20 – Fly Betty Band, 7-10 p.m., performs at LandShark Landing Stage. Rock out to the Fly Betty band while enjoying Full Moon Party. Fireworks show at 10 p.m.Info:

North Atlanta Trade Center

Northeast Georgia History Center
Apr. 9 – Forum – The War Outside My Window features writer, historian Janet Elizabeth Croon speaking on Civil War journals of Macon resident Leroy Gresham, who suffered a debilitating accident before the war and whose chronicling of his own slow death was in tandem with the rise and fall of the Confederacy. Admission: $3, general; free for members.
Apr. 11 – Taste of History 2019: A Lifetime of Service celebrates Sandra & Nathan Deal. The center’s annual Taste of History fundraiser will be held 6-8 p.m. at the Ramsey Conference Center at Lanier Technical College. A plated dinner will be served, with an open bar with beer and wine. Tickets: $125; sponsorships of $1,500 and up are available.
Apr. 14 – Family Day – The Civil War in North Georgia, held 1-4 p.m., examines the Civil War effects in North Georgia. This family-friendly event features living-history demos, hands-on activities, games and museum theater performances. Free.

Piedmont College
Thru Apr. 9 – Zane Cochran on display at Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art.
Apr. 11 – Wind Ensemble Partnership, held 7:30 p.m. in Chapel, features ensemble under direction of Vicki Pinson collaborating with regional high school players performing great works for symphonic band.
Apr. 11-14 – “The History of America” (abridged) performed in Swanson Center’s Mainstage Theater. Six hundred years of history in 6,000 seconds … history will never be the same. Time: 7:30 p.m., Apr. 11-13; Apr. 14, 2 p.m.
Apr. 16 – Cantabile performs a variety of music from the 15th century to the present in Brooks Hall. Time: 5 p.m.
Apr. 30 – Great Composers Series Concert, 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel, features Piedmont Chorale, various soloists and instrumentalists performing musical gems written by Georgia Composers. Dr. Lauren Ringwall, conductor.
Info: 706-894-4201,

Quinlan Arts Center
  Thru Apr. 6 – 16th Annual Youth Art Month
•  Apr. 11-June 1 ­– Spring Exhibitions features homegrown, solo artists Abner Cope, Joel Barr and Jo Mitchell. Opening recept. Apr. 11.

School Street Playhouse (formerly Cumming Playhouse)
•  Apr. 25-May 19 – “Derby Girls the Musical” presented by the Peachtree Players. At 50, Milli Devereaux is trying her hand at writing a travel blog so she and her friends attend the Kentucky Derby—then mayhem begins. Times: 8 p.m., Thurs.-Sat.; 3 p.m., Sun. Tickets: $27.50, adults; $25, seniors/veterans.
Tannery Row Artist Colony
Thru May 3 – Spring Juried Art Exhibition and Opening Reception features local, regional artists. 
Info: 770-904-0572;

University of North Georgia
Apr. 4, 5 – Music Theatre Ensemble performs 7:30-10 p.m. in UNG Shott Performance Hall, 322 Georgia Circle, Dahlonega.
Apr. 8 – Patriot Choir’s Spring Concert performs 7:30-9 p.m. in UNG Shott Performance Hall.
Apr. 9 – UNG Chorale Spring Concert, 7:30-9 p.m., at Grace Episcopal Church, 422 Brenau Ave. NE, Gainesville.
Apr. 9 – Guest Artist Concert: Golden Brass Series, 7:30-9 p.m., featuring international trumpet artist Rodney Marsalis performing in UNG Shott Performance Hall.
Apr. 14 – Choral Explosion, 12th annual, held at 7 p.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Cleveland. Features three UNG choirs: Gainesville Chorale, directed by Dr. Benjamin Schoening, and the UNG Singers and Le Belle Voci, both directed by Dr. John M. Broman. Other groups participating are the Lumpkin County High School Varsity Singers, directed by Tee Smith, and Brenau University Vocal Chamber Ensemble, directed by Bobby Ivey. Free and open to the public.
Apr. 22 – Spring Jazz Show, 7:30-9 p.m., in UNG Shott Performance Hall.
Apr. 23 – Gainesville Chorale’s Annual Spring Concert, 7 p.m., performing variety of works by contemporary composers, including an Old West-themed modernization of a Greek tragedy. Features Dr. Joanna Kim on piano and members of the Gainesville campus’ Symphonic Band, in the Ed Cabell Theatre, UNG-Gainesville campus. Free.
Info: 706-864-1423,

Voices of North Georgia
Presents its 50th Concert Season, 2018-2019
May 3, 4 – The American Voice at 7:30 p.m. in Main Sanctuary of Gainesville First Baptist Church, 751 Green St., Gainesville.
Info: 678-591-1545;

Arts Council Page 2019 Evenings of Intimate Jazz Series

April 2019 Arts page

- compliled by Jane Harrison and Millie Adcox

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