Upcoming Programs plus Area Apple, Corn and Vegetable Production Meetings

Announcements, Community, Outdoors

Upcoming Programs plus Area Apple, Corn and Vegetable Production Meetings
Pesticide License Recertification Credits Offered

By: Eddie Ayers, County Extension Agent

The Gilmer County UGA Extension office is sponsoring the North Georgia Apple Production Meeting in Ellijay for the 2019 growing season. It will be held on Thursday, February 14th in the Community Room of the United Community Bank, 558 Industrial Boulevard, in Ellijay from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm.

The meeting will feature three specialists from the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension along with two specialists from North Carolina State University. The topics that will be discussed are insect and weed control, crop thinning, disease management, and food safety.

In addition to the educational meetings, two hours of private and five hours of category 21 commercial pesticide license recertification credits will be given to those that attend. This meeting is open to the public and the recertification credits will be issued to people that already have a pesticide license. There is no cost to attend and pre-registration is not required for the apple production meeting.

The Gilmer County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers (MGEVs) have partnered with the Gilmer County Library to conduct a series of programs at no charge, once a month, on Thursdays from 6:00 to 7:00 pm for four months. They are: Sustainable Gardening February 7th, Nuisance Plants and Invasive Species March 7th, Grow Veggies Anywhere April 4th and Ornamental Grasses May 2nd. For more information, contact the library at 706-635-4528 or visit the Gilmer County MGEVs website at https://gcmgvolunteers.wordpress.com/.

The Georgia Mountain Research & Education Center is holding a Water Resource Management & Irrigation Seminar on Friday, February 22nd from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm in Blairsville. Lunch is provided but pre-registration by February 15th is required so call the center today at 706 745-2655 to reserve a seat.

The Cherokee County UGA Extension office is offering three horticulture workshops, one a month, beginning Friday, February 22nd with a Fruit Tree Field Day, then a Green Industry Update on Friday, March 1st and finally an Apple Grafting Workshop on Thursday, April 4th. Times and fees vary and pre-registration is required so stop by their office at 1130 Bluffs Parkway, Suite G49, in Canton or call them at 770-721-7803 to pre-register, or email them at uge1057@uga.edu for more information.

The Union County UGA Extension office will host two meetings next month at the Union County Schools Agriscience Center on Highway 129 South in Blairsville. The first one is a Commercial Corn Production Meeting on Friday, March 15th from 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm and the second one is a Commercial Vegetable Production Meeting on Monday, March 18th from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Pesticide license recertification credits will be offered at both of these meeting at the rate of one hour of private and two hours of category 21 commercial. Pre-registration is required for both of these meetings so call at 706-439-6030 to pre-register, or email Jacob Williams at jacob.williams@uga.edu for more information.

If you have any questions about any of these meetings or recertification credits or the status of your pesticide license, contact me in the Gilmer County UGA Extension office.

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Pool information for the summer

Community

ELLIJAY, Ga. – With the heat continuing to rise, citizens are braving the recent rains to cool off in the waters of the county’s public pool again.

With the season upon us again and school out for the summer, families are ready to dive back into the pool to beat the heat in any way possible. Those seeking the relaxation are able to visit daily from 12 p.m to 6 p.m. for $3 per person. Lifeguards are on duty during these times as well.

However, for those seeking to take care of their entire summer all at once, a season pass is available for $75 with an additional $25 added for each additional family member on the pass. Or take a day of celebration for $150 to facilitate pool parties.

As a part of the programs offered by the pool, for those looking to relax in the sun while the kids learn to swim, the Recreation and Parks Department facilitates swim lessons for citizens at $75 per week or private lessons at $30 per hour.

Flocking back to the pool is an annual pilgrimage for locals looking to lose some time in the sun. Crowds are already beginning to fill the area earlier in the day as well. For those wanting more information or to make plans for any of the offered programs, visit the Recreation and Parks Department Website or call 706-276-7700.

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Check It Out @ Gilmer County Library

Community

This Week @ Gilmer County Library: January 17, 2018 – January 24, 2018
Heath Lee – Library Manager

Youth Programs
Family Story Time
Wednesday January 17 @ 10:30 AM & 4:00 PM
Wednesday January 24 @ 10:30 AM & 4:00 PM
Family story times are designed for families with children of all ages. Story time is followed by a craft activity. Children must be accompanied by a participating adult.

Young Adult Programs
Coding Club
Thursday, January 18 @ 4:00 PM
Learn the basics of computer coding. Each meeting will build on the previous, but you can work at your own pace. Join anytime! Ages 10-18.

TAB
Monday, January 22 @ 6:00 PM
The Teen Advisory Board helps plan and implement library programs for teens. All teens ages 12-18 are invited to attend this meeting. Applicants interested in joining the Teen Advisory Board can pick up a registration form at the library.


Crochet It!
Tuesday, January 23 @ 4:00 PM
Do you crochet? Come join other tweens & teen who crochet. It’s a time to share your projects and learn new things. Ages 10-18.

Adult Programs
Nutrition Knowhow
Wednesday January 17 @ 9:30 AM
Learn how to eat heathy without spending a lot of money, the value of having a grocery list, what it means to eat healthy foods, and portion control to prevent weight gain. Presented by Jessie Moore, UGA Family and Consumer Services Agent.

Budgeting Basics
Wednesday January 17 @ 1:00 PM
Learn how to stretch your food dollars, the importance of paying bills on time, and how to keep track of your spending. Presented by Jessie Moore

Access to Science Book Club: Meaning
Thursday, January 18 @ 6:00 PM
Our first installment of a new Informal Science Book Club. We are discussing The Professor and the Madman: The making of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester. Presented by GCL. Free books available as supplies last. Themed meal provided.

The Friends of the Library Bookshelf

Remember that the library welcomes donations of gently read books and magazines. Those that the library does not need come to the Bookshelf, with all the proceeds benefiting the library.  Do not forget to visit the “back room” of the Bookshelf for newly stocked non-fiction and magazines.  

Bookshelf hours are from 10:30-5:30 on weekdays and from 12:00-2:00 on Saturdays

Library Location & Contact Information
Address: 268 Calvin Jackson Drive, Ellijay, GA 30540.
Phone: 706-635-4528.  Fax: 706-635-3528.
http://www.sequoyahregionallibrary.org/gilmer
https://www.facebook.com/GilmerLibrary
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9AM-8PM, Friday and Saturday 9AM-6PM.

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Community

This Week @ Gilmer County Library: January 24, 2018 – January 31, 2018
Heath Lee – Library Manager

Youth Programs
Family Story Time
Wednesday January 24 @ 10:30 AM & 4:00 PM
Wednesday January 31 @ 10:30 AM & 4:00 PM
Family story times are designed for families with children of all ages. Story time is followed by a craft activity. Children must be accompanied by a participating adult.

Young Adult Programs
Teen Memory Jar
Monday, January 29 @ 6:00 PM
Decorate a special place to keep memories and souvenirs of the year 2018. Grades 6-12

Adult Programs
Access to Science Book Club: Meaning – Rescheduled!
Thursday, January 25 @ 6:00 PM
Our first installment of a new Informal Science Book Club. We are discussing The Professor and the Madman: The making of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester. Presented by GCL. Free books available as supplies last. Themed meal provided.

Branch Weaving
Friday, January 26 @ 9:00 AM
Join us for creativity and conversation. This month build your creative toolkit with Branch Weaving. Choose your branch style, yarn color, and stitch pattern. All materials will be provided or you may bring your own yarn.

Fiber Arts & Alpacas
Saturday, January 27 – All Day
Join us in the cultivation of our fiber arts community with an afternoon of speakers, demonstrations, crafts, and live alpacas.

TechBytes – Resume Writing
Tuesday, January 30 @ 2:30 PM
Come prepare for your next job opportunity. Learn basic formatting, needed information, and what employers are looking for.

 

The Friends of the Library Bookshelf

Remember that the library welcomes donations of gently read books and magazines. Those that the library does not need come to the Bookshelf, with all the proceeds benefiting the library.  Do not forget to visit the “back room” of the Bookshelf for newly stocked non-fiction and magazines.  

Bookshelf hours are from 10:30-5:30 on weekdays and from 12:00-2:00 on Saturdays

Library Location & Contact Information
Address: 268 Calvin Jackson Drive, Ellijay, GA 30540.
Phone: 706-635-4528.  Fax: 706-635-3528.
http://www.sequoyahregionallibrary.org/gilmer
https://www.facebook.com/GilmerLibrary
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9AM-8PM, Friday and Saturday 9AM-6PM.

Check It Out @ Gilmer County Library

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This Week @ Gilmer County Library: January 10, 2018 – January 17, 2018
Heath Lee – Library Manager

GCL will be closed January 15, 2018 for the MLK, Jr. Holiday.

All Ages Programs
Kendama Club
Tuesday January 16 @ 4:00 PM
A Kendama is a Japanese skill toy that has become popular all over the world. Use one of our Kendamas or bring your own and share your tips and tricks with others. All levels welcome! Ages 9+, 9 and under with adult supervision

Youth Programs
Family Story Time
Wednesday January 10 @ 10:30 AM & 4:00 PM
Wednesday January 17 @ 10:30 AM & 4:00 PM
Family story times are designed for families with children of all ages. Story time is followed by a craft activity. Children must be accompanied by a participating adult.

Lego Crew
Saturday January 13 @ 2:00 PM
The Lego Crew has a different theme each month. Children can work alone or in teams to make their special creation, which will be displayed in the library until next month’s meeting. All ages, under 9 years of age with an adult please.

Adult Programs
GCGSI Monthly Program – Colonial Midway Museum
Thursday January 11 @ 2:00 PM
Join us as Constance Martelia “Telia” Cunningham describes the history, artifacts, and genealogical resources of the Colonial Midway Museum located in a, 18th century, raised cottage style home in Riceboro, Ga. Refreshments served at 1:30

Be A Better Driver: AARP Safety Course
Friday January 12 – All Day
Refresh and update your driving skills. Attendance is free or you may choose to register, pay a $20 fee ($15 for AARP members) and be eligible to receive a certificate at the end of the day accepted by most insurance companies for an insurance discount. Discount eligibility is at the discretion of your insurance company.

Nutrition Knowhow
Wednesday January 17 @ 9:30 AM
Learn how to eat heathy without spending a lot of money, the value of having a grocery list, what it means to eat healthy foods, and portion control to prevent weight gain. Presented by Jessie Moore, UGA Family and Consumer Services Agent.

Budgeting Basics
Wednesday January 17 @ 1:00 PM
Learn how to stretch your food dollars, the importance of paying bills on time, and how to keep track of your spending. Presented by Jessie Moore

The Friends of the Library Bookshelf

Remember that the library welcomes donations of gently read books and magazines. Those that the library does not need come to the Bookshelf, with all the proceeds benefiting the library.  Do not forget to visit the “back room” of the Bookshelf for newly stocked non-fiction and magazines.  

Bookshelf hours are from 10:30-5:30 on weekdays and from 12:00-2:00 on Saturdays

Library Location & Contact Information
Address: 268 Calvin Jackson Drive, Ellijay, GA 30540.
Phone: 706-635-4528.  Fax: 706-635-3528.
http://www.sequoyahregionallibrary.org/gilmer
https://www.facebook.com/GilmerLibrary
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9AM-8PM, Friday and Saturday 9AM-6PM.

Check It Out @ Gilmer County Library

Community

This Week @ Gilmer County Library: December 13, 2017 – December 31, 2017
Heath Lee – Library Manager

GCL will be closed December 23-26, 2017 for the Christmas Holidays.

All Ages Programs
Christmas Around the World in VR
Wednesday, December 13 @ 4:00 PM
Learn how Christmas is celebrated around the world! From legends of Santa to traditions in different countries. Make ornaments & crafts. Experience the holiday in virtual reality. Children 9 & under with adult supervision.

Kendama Club
Tuesday, December 19 @ 4:00 PM
A Kendama is a Japanese skill toy that has become popular all over the world. Use one of our Kendamas or bring your own and share your tips and tricks with others. All levels welcome!

Experience Virtual Reality
Thursday, December 28 @ 4:00 PM
Discover a universe of possibilities and explore the world like never before. This Virtual Reality experience will take you to faraway lands, put you in the center of a Cirque du Soleil performance and will bring you face to face with a giant from a bygone era.

Youth Programs
Teen DIY Card & Gift Tags
Monday, December 18 @ 6:00 PM
Get in the holiday spirit by making Christmas cards and gift tags for your friends and family while listening to music of the season. Snacks provided. Grades 6-12.

Adult Programs
Lunch & Learn Knitting
Wednesday, December 13 @ 12:00 PM
Bring your lunch, needles, and yarn. Create and have fun; everyone is welcome!

Wyatt Earp
Thursday, December 14 @ 6:00 PM
Join us for an evening with author Mark Warren as we delve into the life of this historic figure of the Western frontier. Refreshments will be served.

Morning Creatives
Friday, December 15 @ 9:00 AM
Join us for creativity and conversation. This month build your creative toolkit with Photo Transfer Ornaments and DIY Holiday Tags. Bring a printed copy of your own photo or choose from our collection. All materials provided.

TechBytes: Basic Computing
Tuesday, December 19 @ 2:30 PM
Learn the parts of a computer, the basics of how to use a computer and how to access the internet.

The Friends of the Library Bookshelf
Remember that the library welcomes donations of gently read books and magazines. Those that the library does not need come to the Bookshelf, with all the proceeds benefiting the library.  Do not forget to visit the “back room” of the Bookshelf for newly stocked non-fiction and magazines.  

Bookshelf hours are from 10:30-5:30 on weekdays and from 12:00-2:00 on Saturdays

Library Location & Contact Information
Address: 268 Calvin Jackson Drive, Ellijay, GA 30540.
Phone: 706-635-4528.  Fax: 706-635-3528.
http://www.sequoyahregionallibrary.org/gilmer
https://www.facebook.com/GilmerLibrary
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9AM-8PM, Friday and Saturday 9AM-6PM.

Check It Out @ Gilmer County Library

Community

This Week @ Gilmer County Library: November 15, 2017 – November 22, 2017
Heath Lee – Library Manager

GCL will close at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, November 22nd. GCL will also be closed on November 23rd and 24th for the Thanksgiving.


All Ages Programs
The 2017 Gilmer County Library Festival of Trees Celebration will be held on Monday, November 27 beginning at 6:00 PM

 

Youth Programs
Family Story Times
Wednesday, November 15 @ 10:30 AM & 4:00 PM
All ages welcome. Family Story Time is an excellent way to strengthen your children’s literacy skills, and all stories are always followed by a simple craft you can complete with your child


Adult Programs
Lunch & Learn Knitting
Wednesday, November 15 @ 12:00 PM
Got a pattern that is “Needling” you? Looking for something new to get “Hooked” on? Join us on Wednesdays from 12-2 and let us try to “Unravel” your problem! Or come and learn how to knit or crochet.

Wednesday, November 15 @ 9:30 AM
Nutrition Know-How
Learn how to eat heathy without spending a lot of money, the value of having a grocery list, what it means to eat healthy foods, and portion control to prevent weight gain. Presented by Jessie Moore, UGA Family and Consumer Services Agent.

Wednesday, November 15 @ 1:30 PM
Budgeting Basics
Learn how to stretch your food dollars, the importance of paying bills on time, and how to keep track of your spending. Presented by Jessie Moore, UGA Family and Consumer Services Agent.

Bow Making with Sarah Cole: A Make & Take Event
Wednesday, November 15 @ 6:00 PM
Welcome back local interior decorator Sarah Cole as she leads us in how to create beautiful bows for any use and occasion. All materials provided.

Morning Creatives: Paper Making
Friday, November 17 @ 9:00 AM
Join us for creativity and conversation. This month build your creative toolkit with making paper. Choose your style and color. All materials provided.

Master Gardeners: Make-n-Take
Saturday, November 17 @ 9:00 AM
Local beekeeper, Mary Lou Blohm, will present, “Beeswax, the foundation of the hive” discussing use of beeswax; in the Make-N-Take workshop, each pre-registered participant will decorate and go home with a wax globe. Workshop includes honey tasting and drawings for bottles of honey. $20 to attend with all materials provided. Pre-Registration Required – Pick up registration form at Ellijay Farmer’s Market, County Extension Office, or GCL. Registered class size limited to 15. Attendance is free for anyone wanting to attend.

TechBytes: Excel-ent
Monday, November 20 @ 2:30 PM
Excel is so useful. Plan to learn new ways to use the program. Make sure your library card is active before attending. Registration suggested. 706-635-4528

The Friends of the Library Bookshelf

Remember that the library welcomes donations of gently read books and magazines. Those that the library does not need come to the Bookshelf, with all the proceeds benefiting the library.  Do not forget to visit the “back room” of the Bookshelf for newly stocked non-fiction and magazines.  

Bookshelf hours are from 10:30-5:30 on weekdays and from 12:00-2:00 on Saturdays

Library Location & Contact Information
Address: 268 Calvin Jackson Drive, Ellijay, GA 30540.
Phone: 706-635-4528.  Fax: 706-635-3528.
http://www.sequoyahregionallibrary.org/gilmer
https://www.facebook.com/GilmerLibrary
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9AM-8PM, Friday and Saturday 9AM-6PM.

Check It Out @ Gilmer County Library

Community

This Week @ Gilmer County Library: November 1, 2017 – November 8, 2017
Heath Lee – Library Manager

All Ages Programs
Family Game Night
Thursday, November 2 @ 5:00 PM
Celebrate International Games Week and play some new and old games. All ages! Children 9 and under with adult supervision, please.

Youth Programs
Family Story Times
Wednesday, November 1 @ 10:30 AM
Wednesday, November 1 @ 4:00 PM
All ages welcome. Family Story Time is an excellent way to strengthen your children’s literacy skills, and all stories are always followed by a simple craft you can complete with your child

Teen Programs
TAB
Monday, November 6 @ 6:00 PM
The Teen Advisory Board helps plan and implement library programs for teens. All teens ages 12-18 are invited to attend this meeting. Applicants interested in joining the Teen Advisory Board can pick up a registration form at the library.

Adult Programs
Lunch & Learn Knitting
Wednesday, November 1 @ 12:00 PM
Got a pattern that is “Needling” you? Looking for something new to get “Hooked” on? Join us on Wednesdays from 12-2 and let us try to “Unravel” your problem! Or come and learn how to knit or crochet.

Author Talk: Michele Moore
Saturday, November 4 @ 1:00 PM
Join Michele Moore as she talks about her award-winning novel, The Cigar Factory: A Novel of Charleston. Refreshments provided.

The Friends of the Library Bookshelf

Remember that the library welcomes donations of gently read books and magazines. Those that the library does not need come to the Bookshelf, with all the proceeds benefiting the library.  Do not forget to visit the “back room” of the Bookshelf for newly stocked non-fiction and magazines.  

Bookshelf hours are from 10:30-5:30 on weekdays and from 12:00-2:00 on Saturdays

Location and Contact Information
Address: 268 Calvin Jackson Drive, Ellijay, GA 30540.
Phone: 706-635-4528.  Fax: 706-635-3528.
http://www.sequoyahregionallibrary.org/gilmer
https://www.facebook.com/GilmerLibrary
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9AM-8PM, Friday and Saturday 9AM-6PM.

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