VALDOSTA - Misti Allen of Flowery Branch will enter Valdosta State University's Honors College this year with an honors scholarship awarded by the VSU Foundation. Allen is a graduate of West Hall High School.
The second Scale Model Solar System Tour will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 1, in favorable weather in downtown Gainesville.
The Chattahoochee Chain Gang joins the Foxfire Boys, Oliver Rice & the Blue Ridge Mountain Boys, Nation and Blackwell, Will Clark and other local artists for the fourth annual Piedmont College Bluegrass and Folk Life Festival on Saturday, June 1, at the Arrendale Amphitheater in Demorest.
The Soque River is the site for the second annual Soque River Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 1.
The national hit "Put That Woman First," will be performed at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at Pearce Auditorium, 500 Washington St., in Gainesville.
Based on the well-known fairy tale by the brothers Grimm, "Hansel and Gretel" has morphed into a musical to entertain locals May 30-31 and June 1-2, at Habersham Community Theater in Clarkesville.
Gainesville native Skyler C. Passmore's three act play "A Heart in the Irons," will be performed at 6 p.m. Friday, May 31, in the studio of Simpson Custom Photography at 301 Washington St., Suite 3, in Gainesville.
With the official summer season starting last weekend, the Jimmy Buffet tribute band A1A returns to Gainesville to perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center.
The J. A. Walters Family YMCA will host a Zumbathon to benefit the 2013 YMCA Strong Kids Campaign from 1-3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at 2455 Howard Road in Gainesville.
Terry Kay, a distinguished Southern writer and longtime member of the Reece Society's Advisory Council, will deliver the keynote address at the Reece Society's annual meeting.
Various barbecue meats and sauces for the men. Jewelry and clothing for the women. A kid's zone for the children.
Spirit of Atlanta Drum & Bugle Corps will host the Red, White and Baby Blue Memorial Day Picnic on Sunday, May 26, on the campus of Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville.
Music, storytelling and dance have long been celebrated traditions of Appalachia. Now a variety show with those three elements are part of "An Appalachian Evening" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at the Sautee Nacoochee Community Association Center Theater.
The 10th annual Gainesville Memorial Day parade will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, March 27, with a flyover from local pilot Tony Manzo, who will be flying his Boeing-made, bright yellow, P-17 Stearman biplane.
LAWRENCEVILLE - Aurora Theatre closes its season with the Georgia premiere of "Lark Eden" by Natalie Symons through May 26.
Northeast Georgia and surrounding areas are gaining recognition as a rapidly rising region for the production of local and sustainable foods. The 2013 Georgia Mountains Farm Tour will showcase some of the farms, farmers, markets, community gardens and restaurants making local food across the region.
Toccoa resident Rachel Watson is the featured artist in the "Dreamworks" exhibit at the Helen Arts & Heritage Center, 25 Chattahoochee Strasse, in Helen.
ALICATS Dance & Music will perform its 10th annual spring recital "Decade of Dance" this weekend in Hosch Theater, 429 Academy St. NE, at Brenau University in Gainesville. Dancers and students from toddlers to grandparents will participate in the recital celebrating the last decade of dance.
Four new exhibits will kick off their debut with a free opening reception from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville.
Macon Symphony Orchestra principal flutist Candace Keach will present "Americana," a recital of music for Native American and Asian wooden flutes, silver flutes and singing bowls at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at Buford First United Methodist Church, 285 E. Main St., in Buford. Pennsylvanian Russell Ferrara will accompany Keach on the classical guitar and synthesizer enabled guitars.
Flotilla 29 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Lake Lanier, will have a one-day, seven-lesson "About boating safely" course Saturday, June 15.
The enchanted world of Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr. will appear on stage June 14-15 and June 21-23 at Holly Theater in Dahlonega.
To share insight into the music, art, food and dance of the black culture, the Gainesville-Hall County Black History Society is hosting a free Juneteenth Festival from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at Midtown Greenway and Park, 682 Grove St., behind the new Public Safety Complex in Gainesville.
Participants can learn to build their own inexpensive outdoor oven for baking pizza and breads with natural and reclaimed materials at a comprehensive one-day cob oven construction workshop.
World-class musicians will bring their talents to the University of North Georgia in June for the second annual North Georgia Chamber Music Festival, with performances in Cumming, Dahlonega and Gainesville.
Peggie Hoskins with Soulshine Band will kick off the Summer MusicFest followed by Movies on the Green on Thursday, June 13, in Gainesville.
The Mitch Farmer June Jam charity concert featuring bands and songwriting jam sessions will be from 5-10 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center, 1855 Calvary Church Road, in Gainesville.
Braselton's popular "Movies Under the Stars'" series begins anew Saturday night with the animated adventure "Escape from Planet Earth."
Question: After more than 38 years as a band, how have you managed to stay together and produce more songs?
The third annual "An Evening With Dailey & Vincent" will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at the University of North Georgia campus gym in Dahlonega. Auditorium doors open at 6 p.m. at 130 Georgia Circle in Dahlonega.