Spotlight of Events


    Deadline for submission of items for the arts and entertainment calendar is 3 p.m. Friday.

    The Cherokee County Arts Council will present a special exhibit, “Two for Two,” by local artists Suzanne DesLauriers and Annie Fain Liden-Barralon, have been invited to display their art work done in two separate media during January. “Two for Two” will be open to the public through Thursday, Jan. 30. Admission is free. The Murphy Art Center at 22 Valley River Avenue in downtown is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
    The Murphy Art Center in downtown has a classroom available for anyone looking for a place to teach adults or kids art, crafts, music, writing, yoga, bee keeping, mushroom identification, herbs, gardening, etc. For details, contact Penny Johnson, classroom coordinator, at

Jan. 15
    Young Harris (Ga.) College official invites the community to attend fine arts events this week on campus at 1 College St. For details, contact the Fine Arts Department at 706-379-5182 or see online.

Jan. 18
    Auditions for the season opener, Out of Order, at the Peacock Performing Arts Center in Hayesville will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Rehearsals will be from 7-9:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, beginning Monday, Jan. 27. Performances are set for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 6-8 and March 13-15. Scripts are available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the office and may be checked out for three days with a $5 refundable deposit. Call 389-2787 for details.
    The Sock Hops will appear at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Peacock Performing Arts Center, 301 Church St. in Hayesville. Tickets – $29 for adults and $25 for students – are available online at; by stopping by or calling the box office from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday at 389-2787; or at Tiger’s Department Store on the square in downtown during their normal business hours.

Jan. 21
    The Institute for Continuing Learning at Young Harris (Ga.) College is offering its winter course classes some of which begin Tuesday. For details, registration and a complete schedule, visit, call 706-379-5194 and leave a message, email for see “ICL at YHC” on Facebook.

Jan. 26
    The Young Harris (Ga.) College Community Band will resume rehearsals from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, in the new band facility on campus. Rehearsals will be held every Sunday afternoon thereafter in preparation for a Sunday, March 1, concert in Glenn McGinnis Hall. New members are encouraged to attend. For details, check them out on Facebook at . Those interested in joining the community band may also email Dr. Kerry Bryant at For more information, call the YHC Division of Fine Arts at 706-379-5182.

Jan. 27
    Community Youth Players will hold auditions for its spring production of Beauty and the Beast at 6:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Jan 27-28, at Valleytown Cultural Arts Center, 125 Chestnut St. in Andrews. Visit the center’s webpage or call Lori Coffey at 828-361-2781 for details.

Feb. 7
    ACT2 Players will present Rex’s Exes, a “southern-fried mid-life crisis” comedy, for its annual dessert fundraiser. Shows will begin at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 7-8, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, at Valleytown Cultural Arts Center, 125 Chestnut St., Andrews. Tickets are $15 and include nonalcoholic beverages and desserts. Call 828-361-2781 or email for reservations.