Upcoming events–April 17

“The Boys Next Door,” Blue Ridge Community Theatre, Blue Ridge (through April 29)

“Murder at The Strand,” Earl Smith Strand Theatre, Marietta (through April 15)

Walter Reeves, April 12, 11 a.m., The Georgia Gardener, Gibbs Gardens, Ball Ground.

The "Hardt Breakers", April 13. Falany Performing Arts Center, Waleska

“Death by Design”–a hilarious mystery presented by the Tater Patch Players. April 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22. Friday and Saturday performances 7:30 p.m., Sunday performances at 2 p.m. For tickets or info, go to

Dawson Farmers Market–Saturday, April 14, 7:30 a.m.-noon, Park & Ride section of the Lee Newton Park.

“Mamma Mia”-Thursday, Mar. 8-April 22. Aurora Theatre, Lawrenceville. Musical featuring Abba songs. Tuesday–Saturday, 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday matinee, 2:30 p.m. Aurora Theatre, 128 Pike Street, Lawrenceville. Tickets, $40-$75. For tickets: or call 678-226-6333

Appalachian Mountain Treasures Photo Show–Mar. 3–Apr.13. Bowen Center for the Arts in Dawsonville. Located at 334 Highway 9 North, Dawsonville. Open Tuesday–Friday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. and Saturday noon–4 p.m. For more info: visit or call 706-216-2787.

Enlighten Women's Seminar–April 17, 8 a.m.–noon at Chattahoochee Technical College in Jasper. (See article)

Gibbs Gardens Seventh Annual Daffodil Colorfest–March continuing through mid-April. 1987 Gibbs Drive, Ball ground, GA. 770-893-1881.

“Cinderella” –April 13-15, 2018. Rated G. production has been condensed to better suit younger attention spans, and the plot has been slightly altered so as to highlight some important lessons that exist in this timeless tale. Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m., Sunday Matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets: adults $14, students $10.

Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefer Band, April 17. Verizon Amphitheatre, Alpharetta.

“Remember,” Thurs., April 19. Cumming Playhouse, Cumming (through April 22)

“Wizard of Oz,” Thurs., April 19. PHS Drama, Pickens High School Performing Arts Center, Jasper (through April 21)

“Classic Guitar Sounds and Songs, Western and Worldly,” Thurs., April 19. Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville

Nicola Benedetti, Fri., April 20, plays the Beethoven Concerto, Reinhardt University, Waleska.

Historic Home Tour–Stripling-Lovelady-Homiller House, Ball Ground–Saturday, April 21, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Private home in downtown Ball Ground open with music, food, and beverage tastings. Tickets $35. Purchase online at or call 770-403-9859. Free shuttle service from Ball Ground STEM Academy on 321 Valley St.

Gilmer Arts B.E.S.T. Series: Jim Witter & Band, Sat., April 21. Ellijay Elementary School, Ellijay

Beekeepers Nancy and Sean Cook, Sat., 11 a.m.–noon, April 21. Gibbs Gardens, Ball Ground.

“Pippen,” Fri., April 27, Falany Performing Arts Center, Waleska (through April 29).

Montgomery Gentry concert–Sat. Apr. 28–Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, 1311 Music Hall Road, Hiawassee, Tickets $20 and $30 plus handling–

Glass Art exhibition, Sat., April 28. Bowen Center for the Arts, Dawsonville (through May 25)

Plant sale and lecture, Sat., April 28. Gibbs Gardens, Ball Ground

Blue Ridge Trout Fest, Sat., April 28. Downtown Blue Ridge

“The Foreigner”- A Broadway comedy. April 5-15, Thu-Sat-7:30 p.m., 2nd Sat and Sunday. Gilmer Arts Playhouse. For more information, or 706-635-5605.

Apple Blossom Festival–Saturday, May 5, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, May 6, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Craig St, East Ellijay. Food, arts, crafts. Activities for children. Pet friendly. Admission free. For more info,

Dahlonega Arts & Wine Festival–Sat., May 19, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun., May 20, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Presented by Chestatee Artists. Downtown square and Hancock Park. Music, arts and crafts. Wine tasting with festival glass ($30). Parking in University of North Georgia University parking deck.

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