Georgia Magazine - July 2012 - (Page 9)

JULY 2012 Compiled by AmAndA Robinson And bobbi otis Green Bean Festival photography, oil and watercolor paintings. (706) 212-9995. First Saturdays! July 7, Hartwell Marina, Hartwell. Watch the film “Overboard” by the lake. (706) 376-0188. “The Miss Firecracker Contest,” July 13-15, 20-22, Dillard Playhouse, Dillard. Comedy about a beauty pageant contestant. ngcom (706) 212-2500. 4th Annual Clayton Crawl, July 21, Main Street, Clayton. Microbrews, food and music. (706) 782-5485. Butternut Creek Arts & Crafts Festival, July 21-22, Meeks Park, Blairsville. Arts and crafts show, entertainment, food. butternut (706) 781-1221. 8th Annual Show and Shine for Cystic Fibrosis Open Car Show, July 27-28, Helen. “Cruise In,” car show, awards. (706) 795-2264. Folk Life Traditions, July 27-28, Unicoi State Park, Helen. Demonstrations of spinning, candle dipping and blacksmithing, concerts, old-fashioned games, dancing. gastateparks. org/unicoi. (706) 878-2201. Lazy Daze Festival, July 28, Winder. Food, crafts, kids’ activities, open mike, evening music. (770) 867-3106. G et ready for bushels of vegetablethemed family fun at the 2012 Green Bean Festival. The Green Bean Man welcomes festivalgoers to the Union County Farmers Market in Blairsville July 28 for a celebration of the origins, history and present-day uses of green beans. Browse a selection of arts and Gwendolyn Muller, of Atlanta, and her granddaughter Caitlin Blalock, of Winder, were the 2010 winners of the crafts, indulge in festival food and show off your moves at the square “Two Beans in a Pod” contest. dance hoedown to kick off the event on July 27 on historic Blairsville square. Participate in the green bean pizza eating, 5K race, recipe or home canning contests, tour a canning plant, relax with some good music and watch as hopefuls compete for Green Bean Festival Pageant titles. For more information, visit or call (706) 994-4837. Designates Civil War event Banks and Shane Concert, July 28, Terraces Amphitheater, Marble Hill. bigcanoe (770) 893-1299. HISTORIC HIGH COUNTRY People’s Parade and Fireworks Show, July 4, downtown, Carrollton. visitcarrollton. com. (800) 292-0871. * The Civil War Comes to Chieftains, July 5-Oct. 20, Chieftains Museum, Rome. The war and the history of the museum. (706) 291-9494. Firefly Night, July 7, Barnsley Gardens Resort, Adairsville. Dancing and cocktails under the stars. (770) 773-7480. Bluegrass Festival, July 12-14, Mill Town Music Hall, Bremen. (770) 537-6455. NORTHEAST GEORGIA MOUNTAINS   “Just Folk” Folk Art Meets the Quinlan, through Aug. 11, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, Gainesville. Showcase of work by 30 artists. (770) 536-2575. “The Threads of the Civil War,” through Oct. 31, Crawford Long Museum, Jefferson. A glimpse into the life of Civil War widow Mary Jane Merk Patrick. crawford (706) 367-5307. Sparks in the Park, July 3, Rock Creek Sports Complex, Dawsonville. Entertainment, fireworks, children’s activities, food. (706) 344-3501. Homespun Festival, July 20-21, downtown, Rockmart. Music, 5K run, beauty pageant, 4th of July Celebration, July 4, BabyLand car show. (770) 684General, Cleveland. Bring a gift for a child 8760. 12 or under, costumed characters, candy. (706) 865-2171. “Aladdin,” July 27-28, The Colonnade, Ringgold. Musical. Alpine Helen’s Annual Fireworks at (706) 935-9000, ext. 103. Dusk, July 4, behind Alpine Village Shoppes, Helen. (706) 878-2181. July 4th Mountain Style, July 4, Unicoi State Park, Helen. Watermelon-eating and seed-spitting contests, sack races, music, hoedown. (706) 878-2201. Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration, July 4, Tugaloo State Park, Lavonia. Bicycle parade, games, putt-putt tournament. (706) 356-4362. “Headwaters,” July 5-22, Sautee Nacoochee Community Center, Sautee Nacoochee. Community story play and songs. (706) 878-3300. Art at the Lake Art Show, July 7, Lake Rabun Pavilion, Lakemont. Pottery, jewelry, More online at Georgia mountain Fair, July 20-29, Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, Hiawassee. Arts and crafts show, live music, carnival rides. georgiamountain (706) 896-4191. ATLANTA METRO Convincing the Nation Exhibit, through July 25, Heritage Sandy Springs Museum, Sandy Springs. Visual Exhibit of World War II posters. (404) 851-9111. Celebrate America Gala Pops Concert with Fireworks, July 3, Mount Paran North Church, Marietta. Music by the Georgia Symphony Orchestra and Mount Paran Choir. (770) 429-7016. Atlanta Symphony Orchestra: July 4 All-American Celebration, July 4, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Alpharetta. Concert by Broadway vocalist Debbie Gravitte, U.S. Army Chorus, fireworks. (404) 733-5010. July 4th Festivities and Fireworks, July 4, Wills Park, Alpharetta. Food, children’s 9 patriotism at the post, July 3, polo field on Barnhardt Circle, Fort Oglethorpe. Patriotic concert, fireworks, children’s activities, food. fortotourism. org. (706) 861-2860. July 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Georgia Magazine - July 2012

Georgia Magazine - July 2012
Liberty Notes
Picture This?
Georgia News
Calendar of Events
Georgia’s Energy Outlook
Unveiling a Healthier Georgia
A Soldier’s Wish
Around Georgia
My Georgia
Georgia Gardens
Georgia Cooks

Georgia Magazine - July 2012