4th Annual Valentine’s Day Dinner and Dance

Valentine's Day DanceCelebrate Valentine’s Day with an evening of dinner and dancing at Kharisma Live’s 4th Annual Valentine’s Day Dinner and Dance at the American Legion Dance Hall in Ellijay, Georgia. This great evening of entertainment will take place on February 16, 2013 from 7 PM to 11 PM.

Admission to the dance is $15 per person, dinner is an additional $12 per person and includes your choice of steak, chicken, or vegetarian selections. A cash bar will be available. Reservations are required so make yours today! For more information and to make reservations, call 706-698-1275.

American Legion Dance Hall
279 Legion Rd.
Ellijay, GA

Valentine’s Day at Cartecay Vineyards

Valentine's DayBring your special someone to the Tasting Room at Cartecay Vineyards in Ellijay, Georgia for a Valentine’s Day celebration on February 14, 2013 from 6 PM to 9 PM. Enjoy some delicious hors d’oeuvres, wine, and dessert while listening to some live music being performed by Matthew Croxton.

Tickets are $25 per person and includes hors d’oeuvres, dessert, 2 glasses of wine, a wine glass to keep, and the music. For more information, call 706-698-9463.

Cartecay Vineyards
5704 Clear Creek Rd.
Ellijay, GA

Benefit for Jamayla “Shay” Nelson

This benefit is being hosted by family and friends of Jamayla “Shay” Nelson on July 21, 2012 at 4 PM and offers a cake auction, live auction, and  dinner and dessert will be available. Ms. Nelson is only 27 years old and has been diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer. Chemotheraphy has found to be a fruitless endeavor and she has undergone 2 major surgeries with possibly more to come. All proceeds from this special event will go to help offset medical and other bills while she is recovering from surgery.

The event is being held at the North Georgia Christian Academy in Ellijay, Georgia. For more information, call 706-276-1989.

North Georgia Christian Academy
191 Harold Pritchett Rd.
Ellijay, GA

7th Annual Taste of Ellijay

ChefYou are in for a treat if you come to the 7th Annual Taste of Ellijay in Ellijay, Georgia on May 24, 2012 from 5 PM to 8 PM. There will be food, fun, music and prizes. Restaurants, caterers, and food vendors from all around Gilmer County will be represented there. Samples of different foods range from $1 to $4 each. The fun will take place in downtown Ellijay on the square.

Admission is free so come on downtown for some good eats! For more information, contact the Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce at 706-635-7400.

First Fridays

The Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with Gilmer Arts and Heritage (GAHA) and Better Hometown to bring Ellijay, Georgia a community event called “First Fridays”. These events will take place on the first Friday of every month May through December from 5 PM to 8 PM. Businesses in downtown Ellijay will be open extended hours, giving patrons a chance to enjoy them during the evening hours. Along with the extended hours will be music, arts and crafts vendors, and childrens’ activities such as face painting, balloons and more. Come on down to the square on Friday, May 4, 2012 to see what it’s all about. You just might have some fun!

If you are interested in becoming a vendor or just need more information about this event, call 706-635-7400.

National Foster Care Month

Little GirlGilmer County, Georgia is celebrating National Foster Care Month.

Each May, National Foster Care Month provides an opportunity to shine a light on the experiences of more than 400,000 children and youth in the foster care system.  Join us by doing something positive that will Change a Lifetime for a child in need. Visit fostercaremonth.org or call 1-877-210-KIDS today!

2012 Mardi Gras in the Mountains

Mardi Gras in the MountainsCelebrate Life with the 2012 Mardi Gras in the Mountains, a charity gala event. This spectacular event is being presented to you by Georgia Mountains Hospice, Ellijay and Jasper, Georgia Councils of the Knights of Columbus, and the Rotary Club of Jasper on February 18, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 11 PM. Enjoy an evening of fine dining, music, a silent auction, and the coronation of the 2012 King and Queen and Honor Court.

The celebration is being held at the Appalachian campus of the Chattahoochee Technical College in Jasper, Georgia. Tickets are $85 per person.

The nominees are as follows:

Carolyn Hice Bruce – Gilmer County
Dawn Popadics – Pickens County
Melissa Lowrie – Dawson County
Dr. Jan Henriques – Cherokee County

Steve Purvis – Gilmer County
Dave Garner – Pickens County
Scott Yochum – Dawson County
Donnie Henriques – Cherokee County

You can visit Mardi Gras in the Mountains  to cast your votes, purchase your tickets, and get more information on this event.

Chattahoochee Technical College – Appalachian Campus
100 Campus Drive
Jasper, GA