November in Ellijay: Active, Festive, Vibrant

This November in Ellijay promises an array of festive experiences, from the inaugural holiday lights show to vibrant live music performances. Visitors can also indulge their creative spirits through engaging activities like the sip and paint sessions and the stained ornament classes, and you can’t miss the Turkey Trot and Turkey Shuffle!

Rising Sun Yoga 🧘🏻‍♀️

Mondays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays – Explore the rejuvenating experience at Rising Sun Yoga for its exceptional yoga classes emphasizing stretch, flexibility, and balance. Chair Yoga is a gentle form of yoga that embraces traditional poses such as cat/cow, warrior, and sun salutations, promoting accessibility and comfort for all practitioners. Delve into the essence of Hatha yoga, a practice centered on posture and breath control to channel vital energies, as Rising Sun Yoga’s 75-minute sessions integrate breathwork, asanas, and meditation for a holistic wellness journey.

Wine & Watercolor 🎨

November 4 – Join a new teacher to Gilmer Arts, Patty Overmyer at 3pm in this class for beginners. Make a lovely watercolor forest scene without any previous experience! You will experience fun techniques and new ideas. View more GIlmer Arts Events ->

Stained Christmas Ornament

November 11 – Learn about the process of making stained glass art by making your own stained glass Christmas ornaments under the guidance of local stained glass artist, Warren Acree.  The workshop is open to all over the age of 12. Those under 16 are to be accompanied by an adult. No previous experience is required. View more GIlmer Arts Events ->

Turkey Shoot

November 11 – Join American Legion Post 82 for the first annual Turkey Shoot on November 11 starting at 12:00. This will be held in the back hall and the Legion will supply air rifles. Prizes 14 pound turkey and some hams. You get 3 practice shots and 1 final.

Turkey Trot at Chateau Meichtry

November 12 – Like Running or Walking? Love Wine? This race is for you! Join us for another exciting “Thanksgiving themed” event that features the amazing scenery and landscape of Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard and Winery that lies in the beautiful foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.

Hike-stravaganza at Mulberry Gap

November 17 – Come and celebrate National Hiking Day with Mulberry Gap and stay for the day or the weekend to explore Ellijay’s best trails! Whether you’re chasing waterfalls or looking for a beginner friendly hike, Mulberry Gap sits right in the middle with miles upon miles of excellent hiking. Explore what Mulberry Gap has to offer ->

Acoustic Blends

November 17 – Stop by the George Link Jr., Gilmer Arts Playhouse for Open Mic Night for Area and Regional Musicians. Each musician plays 2-3 songs and joins in the final jam with other musicians. Admission for the audience is free. Concessions are available.

Sip & Paint – “Snowman”

November 18 – Indulge in a delightful evening of creativity at the playhouse, perfect for a charming date night, bridal party, or a fun-filled girls’ night out. With Maria Sarmiento’s expert guidance, relish the opportunity to sip on wine and craft your personalized masterpiece, ideal for adorning your home or gifting to a loved one.

Holiday Lights 🎄

November 20 – Don’t miss the spectacular community holiday celebration, Holiday Lights of Ellijay, beginning on November 20th, featuring an enchanting display of over two million dazzling lights and more than a hundred breathtaking installations, including towering trees and a mesmerizing light maze. This event, held at the Lions Club Fairgrounds, offers a festive ambiance complete with Santa Claus, live music, delectable concessions, and seasonal vendors, while also supporting local charities through a portion of the proceeds.

Pictures with Santa 🎅🏼

November 24 – Join the heartwarming festivities with Mr. & Mrs. Semper Fi Santa for memorable pictures at The Gumdrop Fun Shop in Ellijay, GA, on November 24, 2023, from 12 pm to 2 pm, welcoming pets, kids, and adults. A minimum donation of $10 is encouraged, with all proceeds dedicated to furthering the charitable initiatives of the Friends Of Gilmer Animal Shelter in Gilmer County.

Turkey Shuffle Fundraising Bike-Ride and Run

November 25 Gear up for the thrilling 13th Annual Turkey Shuffle event, offering an adventurous “scavenger hunt” throughout the Chattahoochee National Forest, where participants, including runners, hikers, and cyclists, will navigate designated locations within a 5-hour time frame to earn points and raffle tickets!

Surrender Hill at the Playhouse

November 25 – Experience an unforgettable musical evening with Surrender Hill, featuring John Cable, previously renowned for his contributions to the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, at the George Link Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse during the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend. Enjoy a delightful fusion of talent and soulful melodies in a captivating live performance that promises to create lasting memories.