Enjoy a delightful afternoon of classical chamber music presented by the Leaptrott Trio at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at Gainesville First United Methodist Church, 2780 Thompson Bridge Road in Gainesville.
The trio includes Ben Leaptrott, Brenau affiliate assistant professor of music, Kenn Wagner, first violinist with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and Charae Krueger, principal cello with the Atlanta Opera Orchestra.
Tickets are $10 if purchased in advance or $15 at the door. Students with ID are admitted for free. To purchase tickets, go to gfumc.com/events.
The Northeast Georgia History Center presents its next Family Day, “Past Times, Pastimes,” from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8. Enjoy this look at entertainment in Georgia from the 18th to 20th centuries with hands-on activities, living history interpretation and demonstrations, and audience participation in games, song and dance that will make the past come alive with fun. Free and open to the public.
The Northeast Georgia History Center will host its next Tuesday forum at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10. This month’s forum will discuss the life of Dr. Crawford Long of Jefferson, Georgia.
Long became the first physician who used ether for surgical anesthesia in 1842. Vicki Starnes, director of the Crawford Long Museum, will share this remarkable story of a country doctor who created a cutting-edge procedure right here in Northeast Georgia.
The Dance Department at Brenau University is refined by fire and blazing trails for young artists to thrive, be creative and be great citizens of the world.
We are excited to announce our fundraiser campaign to assist the department with various needs and student scholarships for conference presentations, intensive attendance and travel. In addition, the funds raised will be added to a scholarship fund named and in honor of the late professor of dance Jolie Long Carlton.
The Northeast Georgia History Center presents its next New Gainesville Chautauqua series performance at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 13. This presentation will follow the life of President Andrew Jackson, portrayed by Ken Johnston.
Andrew Jackson, the man perceived in the popular imagination as being almost single-handedly responsible for the Indian Removal Act and the resultant Trail of Tears. Jackson could be ambivalent regarding Native Americans, treating the Red Stick Creek as enemies at Horseshoe Bend, while the Cherokee and Choctaw as allies at Horseshoe Bend and New Orleans, respectively. Whether Jackson viewed Indian Nations as enemies or allies, though, his first and overriding priority was white settlement and expansion; and as Jackson saw it the Nations had best accommodate Removal for their own good – regardless of how the Native American Nations themselves saw it.
Tickets are $6 for non-members, free for members, and may be purchased at the door with cash or card. For more information, call 770-297-5900 or visit www.negahc.org.
The 2019 Brenau Summer Dance Intensive is going strong! Over 90 high school dance students from all over the U.S. are taking classes in ballet, modern, jazz, West African, hip-hop classes and more. Classes are taught by Brenau’s faculty and guest artists from Atlanta, Chicago, Virginia and New York. The students are having a wonderful time taking classes, enjoying local attractions and making new friends.
Join us at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 22, for a public performance of new dance works showcasing Brenau Summer Intensive students in the Hosch Theatre of the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy a glorious conclusion of the intensive. Tickets will be $5 at the door.
The Northeast Georgia History Center presents the first of a three-part New Gainesville Chautauqua series at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 11.
This year’s Chautauqua series explores the decade of the 1830s.
The first figure to take the Chautauqua stage is Cherokee leader John Ross, portrayed by actor Alex Morse. In his youth, Chief Ross fought with Andrew Jackson against the Red Stick Creek and later caused Jackson considerable trouble by fighting Indian removal vigorously and vehemently.
Price of admission is $6 or free for history center members. Tickets may be purchased at the door with cash or card. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
The 28th Annual Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee presented by the Alliance for Literacy will take place 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 14, in the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts’ Hosch Theatre. Adult teams try to out-spell each other to raise funds to support literacy programs in Hall County. Open to the public. Tickets at the door: $10 for adults and $5 for children. There will be family fun and great door prizes.