It’s been rainy so far this week and very humid. We’ve had mostly dry summers lately, even when the spring has been wet, so it will be interesting to see whether it continues to rain. In any case, it has felt a bit more like a “temperate rain forest” lately than it has for a while. I’ve heard the katydids singing at night for the first time, and there is still some rhodendron in bloom in various parts of the county.
Picking in the Park continues Thursday evenings starting around 6:00 PM at the Ron Henry Horseshoe Bend Park in McCaysville.
There’s also a bluegrass event at the Performing Arts Center at the Fannin County High School on June 16. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door, and can be purchased in advance at the United Community Bank, Blue Ridge Oil Change, or the Hidden Treasures Thrift Store. The groups performing are One Goal, Five Mile Cove, and Walking in Tradition.
The Friday night concerts are on at the old Union County Courthouse on the square in Blairsville, starting at 7 PM. June 15 is the Collins Brothers, bluegrass and country, June 22 is Alex Tomlinson, fiddle, June 29 is Butternut Creek and Friends, folk.
There is also a wonderful community quilt exhibit at the Arts Center on West Main, next to the Fannin County Courthouse. It is on until July 6. Hours are 10:00 – 4:00 Tuesday – Thursday, and Friday and Saturday until 6:00 PM.