City of Ellijay Georgia – Gilmer County GA

Learn to play Bridge

Playing CardsGilmer Arts and Heritage (GAHA) will be conducting a beginner class on Duplicate Bridge on Tuesdays beginning February 1, 2011 from 2 PM to 4 PM. Sign up for the class and you will receive a lesson each week for 10 weeks. You should understand the game and be able to bid competently and play hands by the end of the series. In order to compete in Duplicate Bridge, you may find it necessary to take an intermediate course. If you are not new to the game and just want a refresher, you may attend the classes for just a materials fee.

The class fee is $55 and materials are included. For more information and details on this class, contact 706-635-5605.

Gilmer Arts and Heritage is located at:
207 Dalton St.
Ellijay, GA

Sam Olens visits Gilmer County

Newly elected Attorney General of Georgia, Sam Olens, will be visiting East Ellijay, Gilmer County, Georgia on January 15, 2011. He will be at Col. Poole’s Barbecue from 12:15 PM to 2:30 PM.

Col. Poole’s BBQ is located at:
164 Craig St.
East Ellijay, GA

RESCHEDULED-Coffeehouse and Time for Art

For those who planned on attending Gilmer Arts and Heritage’s (GAHA) event, Coffeehouse and Time for Art, the event has been rescheduled to Friday, February 4, 2011.

Contact GAHA at 706-635-5605 for more information and details.

Snow in Ellijay January 2011

Most of us got 5-6 inches of snow, again. If you are away for the winter then Bobby Mountain’s Snow Song will make you feel at home.

Coffeehouse and Time for Art

CoffeeGilmer Arts and Heritage (GAHA) will host Coffeehouse and Time for Art on January 14, 2011. The show will begin at 6 PM with Fun with Drawing Techniques from the Past. Live bluegrass music will be provided by The Hoyles and will begin at 7 PM. Hot coffee and great desserts will be served. This event is free of charge but any donations are gladly accepted. For more information and details, contact 706-635-5605.

This event takes place at Gilmer Arts and Heritage located at:
207 Dalton St.
Ellijay, GA

Sewing Workshops

Sewing SuppliesIf you have an interest in sewing and want to learn some basic skills or to advance your sewing knowledge, sign up for a class at Oh Say Can you Sew, located in East Ellijay. This store has a good variety of fabrics, patterns, sewing supplies, and holds workshops for all skill levels.

A two session workshop on Beginning Smocking will begin on January 8, 2011 from 10 AM to 2 PM. The second session will be on January 22, 2011. The cost of the workshop is $35 and includes a pre pleated practice piece, needles, floss, smocking plate, and handouts. Students will need to bring scissors, pins, and a pen to use to take notes. At the end of the first class, students will need to purchase fabric to use for the second class.

For more information and details about this class and other workshops, contact Oh Say Can you Sew at 706-276-7326.

Oh Say Can you Sew is located at:
941 Maddox Dr. Suite 214
East Ellijay, GA

Bake Sales and Fundraisers

On December 11, 2010 from 10 AM to 3 PM, there will be a Toys for Tots Literacy fundraiser going on at Chic-fil-A in East Ellijay . Help a child in need during the holidays. For information contact 706-698-4877.

On December 11 and 18, 2010, stop by the Tractor Supply, 709 1st Ave. in East Ellijay where you can purchase some tasty baked goods and help raise money for the Pet Bowl Food Pantry. This organization works in conjunction with Meals on Wheels, helping to provide food for pets owned by elderly and disabled people who are on fixed incomes and have trouble providing for them.

On December 17 from 11 AM to 6 PM and December 18, 2010 from 10 AM to 5 PM, the Good Samaritan Catholic Church, 55 Church St., Ellijay, is holding their annual Cookie Walk in their parish hall. This fundraiser is to help them raise money for renovations for the church.