Georgia Magazine - December 2010 - (Page 10)

DECEMBER 2010 COMPILED BY KATIE CONKLE AND SARAH BAKHTIARI Be good for goodness’ sake wineries, Ellijay to Tiger. Wine tastings and more. www.geor giawine.org. (706) 878-9463. “A Tuna Christmas,” Dec. 3-5, 11-12, Elbert Theatre, Elberton. Laugh-out-loud sequel to the play “Greater Tuna.” www.elbert theatre.com. (706) 283-1049. 10K Trail Running Race, Dec. 4, Victoria Bryant State Park, Royston. www.dirtyspokes.com. (706) 245-6270. Christmas for Travelers, Dec. 4, Travelers Rest Historic Site, Toccoa. Dances by 1860s Civilian Society, blacksmithing, knitting, spinning and more. (706) 356-4362. Deck the Halls, Dec. 4, Unicoi State Park and Lodge, Helen. Crafts, hayrides, Santa, special meal in park restaurant. (800) 573-9659, ext. 305. Seasonal Spirits Along the Moonshine Highway, Dec. 4, Highway 197, various locations, Lake Burton to Clarkesville. Holiday open houses celebrating arts and crafts of the region. www.scenic197.com. (706) 9471351. “It’s a Wonderful Life,” Dec. 4-5, 10-12, Dillard. www.ngcom munityplayers.com. (706) 2122500. Christmas Open House, Dec. 5, Gold Museum, Dahlonega. Cider, cookies, local history. www.georgiastateparks.org. (706) 864-2257. Arts and Craft Show, Dec. 1011, Cumming Fairgrounds, Cumming. (770) 423-1330. Brasstown Bell Ringers, Dec. 11, Brasstown Valley Resort, Young Harris. Free hand-bell choir concert, Christmas favorites, crafts, breakfast with Santa. www.brasstownvalley.com. (706) 379-4606. Christmas Open House, Dec. 11, Amicalola Falls State Park, Dawsonville. Choir performances, kids’ crafts, gingerbread house competition, Santa. www. georgiastateparks.org. (706) 265-1969. Christmas Tree Lighting, Dec. 11, Vogel State Park, Blairsville. Hayrides, Santa, bonfires, toy drive. (706) 745-2628. A Fort Yargo Christmas, Dec. 11, Fort Yargo State Park, Winder. Carols, refreshments, tours, Santa. (770) 867-3489. T he holidays are chock full of events, so many that a time zone-breaking sleigh would be needed to cover the calendar. Celebrate a vintage Christmas at one of Georgia’s historical sites, enjoy the hospitality of an open house, hear a hand-bell choir, go caroling, watch a season-inspired play, marvel over brilliant light displays or make a wreath. There are also plenty of opportunities to give back to the community at the events, but be sure to contact them in advance. As far as getting a word in with Saint Nick—he’s making appearances everywhere. —Katie Conkle 29th Annual “The Nutcracker,” Dec. 4-19, Gwinnett Performing Arts Center, Duluth.The traditional story featuring 130 dancers accompanied by the Gwinnett Ballet Theatre Orchestra. (770) 978-0188. HISTORIC HIGH COUNTRY 16th Enchanted Garden of Lights, through Jan. 1, Rock City, Lookout Mountain. North Pole adventure with lights, enchanted trail, Santa, candy cane treats. www.seerockcity.com. (800) 854-0675. Annual Student Holiday Card Exhibit, Dec. 2-17, Cultural Arts Center, Douglasville. www.arts douglas.org. (770) 949-2787. 9th Annual Silver Bell Sprint, Dec. 3, downtown, Dalton. 5K and 1-mile fun run to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of NW Ga. Mountains. (706) 278-0702. Community Chorus Concert, Dec. 3-4, Calhoun. Favorite holiday songs. www.harrisartscen ter.com. (706) 629-2599. 4th Annual Christmas Bazaar and Silent Auction, Dec. 4, High Hope Plantation, Blue Ridge. Art, birdhouses, baked goods and more. www.stlukes blueridge.org. (706) 632-8245. Christmas Candlelight Tour of New Echota, Dec. 4, downtown, Calhoun. One-mile tour through Cherokee town, carols. (706) 624-1321. 10 Holiday Open House, Dec. 11, Tiger Mountain Vineyards, Tiger. Hot mulled wine, Appalachian Christmas music. www.tigerwine. com. (706) 782-4777. ATLANTA METRO 2nd Annual Fantasy Forest Event, through Dec. 5, Community Center, Palmetto. Thousands of lights. (770) 463-3377. Cirque Dreams “Holidaze,” through Dec. 5, Cobb Energy Centre, Atlanta. Original musical, astonishing feats. (800) 745-3000. 36th Annual Christmas House, through Dec. 12, Mansion on Peachtree, Atlanta. www.atlanta christmashouse.com. (404) 9654414. “A Christmas Carol,” through Dec. 18, Alpharetta Presbyterian Church, Alpharetta. www.alpha rettapres.com. (770) 751-0033. Holidays in the Garden, through Jan. 2, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta. Model trains, Saint Nick, Reindog Parade, high tea. www.atlantabotanicalgar den.org. (404) 876-5859. Dali: the Late Work, through Jan. 9, High Museum of Art, Atlanta. Legendary art of Salvador Dali exploring science, religion, illusionism. www.high. org. (404) 733-4575. Christmas at Callanwolde, Dec. 1-12, Callanwolde, Atlanta. www.christmasatcallanwolde.org. (404) 872-5338. Bulloch Hall’s Christmas High Tea, Dec. 1, 7, 9, 14, 16, Bullock Hall, Roswell. Tea, sandwiches, desserts. bullochhall.org. (770) 992-1731. “Christmas Gift!” Dec. 1-23, ART Station, Stone Mountain. Ferrol Sams tells of his family experiences during the Great Depression. www.artstation.org. (770) 469-1105. 20th Annual Carols by Candlelight Concert, Dec. 2, Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, Marietta. www.tgafc.org. (404) 234-3581. Parade of Trees, Dec. 2-11, Senior Center and Arts and History Center, Grayson. Holiday festivity, tree display. (678) 9857775. Gwinnett Young Singers Christmas Concert, Dec. 3, Lilburn Christian Church, Lilburn. GEORGIA MAGAZINE Nights of Lights, Dec. 4, downtown, Jasper. Christmas celebration, vendors, children’s activities, Santa. www.jaspermer chantsassociation.com. (706) 692-6443. Cherokee Christmas by Candlelight, Dec. 10-11, Chief Vann House Historic Site, Chatsworth. 19th-century celebration. (706) 695-2598. B.E.S.T. Concert by The Diamonds, Dec. 18, Ellijay. “Silver Bells and Diamonds Christmas Show.” (706) 635-5605. Possum Drop 2010, Dec. 31, Tallapoosa. Ring in new year with fireworks, stuffed possum Spencer. www.tallapoosaga.gov. (770) 574-2345. NORTHEAST GEORGIA MOUNTAINS Mountain Holiday Art Show and Sale, through Dec. 27, InsideOut Sautee Gallery, Sautee. www.insideoutsautee. com. (706) 878-0144. “Upon this Christmas Night” with Voices of North Georgia, Dec. 3-4, St. Paul UMC, Gainesville. (770) 532-2977. Winter Wine Highway Weekend, Dec. 3-5, various More online at www.georgiamagazine.org http://www.georgiawine.org http://www.georgiawine.org http://www.tigerwine.com http://www.tigerwine.com http://www.elberttheatre.com http://www.elberttheatre.com http://www.dirtyspokes.com http://www.atlantachristmashouse.com http://www.atlantachristmashouse.com http://www.alpharettapres.com http://www.alpharettapres.com http://www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org http://www.scenic197.com http://www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org http://www.ngcommunityplayers.com http://www.ngcommunityplayers.com http://www.high.org http://www.jaspermerchantsassociation.com http://www.high.org http://www.jaspermerchantsassociation.com http://www.georgiastateparks.org http://www.seerockcity.com http://www.christmasatcallanwolde.org http://www.artsdouglas.org http://www.bullochhall.org http://www.artsdouglas.org http://www.brasstownvalley.com http://www.tallapoosaga.gov http://www.artstation.org http://www.harrisartscenter.com http://www.harrisartscenter.com http://www.georgiastateparks.org http://www.tgafc.org http://www.georgiastateparks.org http://www.insideoutsautee.com http://www.insideoutsautee.com http://www.stlukesblueridge.org http://www.stlukesblueridge.org http://www.georgiamagazine.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Georgia Magazine - December 2010

Georgia Magazine - December 2010
Contents
Viewpoint
Mailbox
Picture This?
Georgia News
Calendar
Currents
Claus With a Cause
Soaring With Eagles
Around Georgia
My Georgia
Gardens
Georgia Cooks
Snapshot

Georgia Magazine - December 2010

Georgia Magazine - December 2010 - Georgia Magazine - December 2010 (Page Cover1)
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Georgia Magazine - December 2010 - Georgia Magazine - December 2010 (Page 3)
Georgia Magazine - December 2010 - Contents (Page 4)
Georgia Magazine - December 2010 - Viewpoint (Page 5)
Georgia Magazine - December 2010 - Mailbox (Page 6)
Georgia Magazine - December 2010 - Picture This? (Page 7)
Georgia Magazine - December 2010 - Georgia News (Page 8)
Georgia Magazine - December 2010 - Georgia News (Page 9)
Georgia Magazine - December 2010 - Georgia News (Page 9A)
Georgia Magazine - December 2010 - Georgia News (Page 9B)
Georgia Magazine - December 2010 - Calendar (Page 10)
Georgia Magazine - December 2010 - Calendar (Page 11)
Georgia Magazine - December 2010 - Calendar (Page 12)
Georgia Magazine - December 2010 - Calendar (Page 13)
Georgia Magazine - December 2010 - Currents (Page 14)
Georgia Magazine - December 2010 - Currents (Page 15)
Georgia Magazine - December 2010 - Claus With a Cause (Page 16)
Georgia Magazine - December 2010 - Claus With a Cause (Page 17)
Georgia Magazine - December 2010 - Claus With a Cause (Page 18)
Georgia Magazine - December 2010 - Soaring With Eagles (Page 19)
Georgia Magazine - December 2010 - Soaring With Eagles (Page 20)
Georgia Magazine - December 2010 - Soaring With Eagles (Page 21)
Georgia Magazine - December 2010 - Around Georgia (Page 22)
Georgia Magazine - December 2010 - Around Georgia (Page 23)
Georgia Magazine - December 2010 - Around Georgia (Page 24)
Georgia Magazine - December 2010 - Around Georgia (Page 25)
Georgia Magazine - December 2010 - Around Georgia (Page 26)
Georgia Magazine - December 2010 - My Georgia (Page 27)
Georgia Magazine - December 2010 - Gardens (Page 28)
Georgia Magazine - December 2010 - Gardens (Page 29)
Georgia Magazine - December 2010 - Georgia Cooks (Page 30)
Georgia Magazine - December 2010 - Georgia Cooks (Page 31)
Georgia Magazine - December 2010 - Georgia Cooks (Page 32)
Georgia Magazine - December 2010 - Georgia Cooks (Page 32A)
Georgia Magazine - December 2010 - Georgia Cooks (Page 32B)
Georgia Magazine - December 2010 - Georgia Cooks (Page 33)
Georgia Magazine - December 2010 - Snapshot (Page 34)
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