For those of you who may be wondering what’s happening to your plantings while you’re away, I can report that we’ve had a little more rain this past week. At our place, we had 3/8″ on Saturday and 1/4″ on Monday, so about 5/8″ total. Every day, it acts like it’s going to rain, and sometimes we get a few drops, but it just doesn’t seem to be able to rain despite the cloudy skies.
Update at 4:15: We’ve had a nice little rain over the past two hours – no fireworks or sound effects, but a good 5/8″. And I don’t think it came too fast to soak in. Weather is local here, so it might have rained more or not at all elsewhere, but here on Pitman Mountain, about two miles southeast of Mineral Bluff, you’ve got a real happy woods and garden.
The Green Bean Festival is Saturday at the Union County Farmer’s Market.
“Green Bean Festival, Union County Farmers Market, 148 Old Smokey Rd. Blairsville.
Annual Green Bean Festival! Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm. Blairsville celebrates the 2016 Harvest of Green Beans and more… Vendors including regions top produce, exceptional crafters and artisans, the best in Festival. Farmer’s Market * 5K Race * Bike Ride * Green Bean Pizza-eating Contest * Live Entertainment * Canning and Recipe. Bushels of Fun for the whole family! Free Parking and Shuttle.”
The musical offerings will be the John Campbell Folk School Cloggers performing at 10:00 and the Washboard/Kazoo Band playing at 11:00.
The market is well worth a visit, even if there isn’t a festival going on. From Blue Ridge, you turn left just past the Home Depot. There’s plenty of parking, and the place is very well organized and run.
The Blue Ridge Community Theater is hosting a jazz concert Saturday night.
“La Lucha Jazz Band Concert, Blue Ridge Community Theatre, 2591 E 1st St, Blue Ridge.
Saturday July 30th, 7:30 pm – La Lucha Band – Jazz Their repertoire is a diverse mixture of Jazz standards, Latin inspired rhythms and original compositions. Each member of the trio has extensive national and international performance experience, including a tour of Italy and France with performances at the “Umbria Jazz Festival” and “Jazz a Juan” in Juan Les Pins. La Lucha aims to create music that transcends genres and classifications. They consider music to be live art, which will continue to breathe, grow and evolve with their commitment to it. La Lucha was recently awarded the ‘Think Small to Think Big Grant,’ by Hampton Arts Management & Creative Pinellas and were commissioned by American Stage & The Ale and the Witch to arrange the music of The Rocky Horror Show for jazz trio and vocals. Their debut album, “A Cup of Fuzzy Water” was released in 2009 and their second album was released on June 30th, 2012, featuring Jun Bustamante on vocals & Austin Vickrey on saxophone. 706) 632-9223.”