August

August 3-August 26, Botanical Show at The Art Center, 338 E. Howell St., Hartwell.  Drop off dates are July 25, 26 & 27 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.  An artist reception will be August 3 from 6:00 till 8:00 pm.  Pick-up of work will be August 28 from 10:00 am till 5:00 pm.  For more information, call 706-377-2040 or visit www.hartregionalartscouncil.org.

August 5, Saturday, First Saturday on Depot.  Diane Durrett performs.  This is a free event. Gates open at 6:00 pm. Music starts at 7:00 pm. For more information, visit www.hartwellmainstreet.com.

August 7, Monday, Friendship Force of Lake Hartwell Meeting, Catholic Church Fellowship Hall, 1009 Benson St., Hartwell.  6:30 Social, 7:00 Pot Luck Dinner with meeting to follow.  Visitors welcome.  Questions:  Merilee Brister 678-491-1164 or bristermerilee@gmail.com.  Receiving clubs from Raleigh, NC, May 1-5; Calgary, Canada, June 19-25 and Montreal, Canada, Sept. 25-30.

August 12 & 13, Wet ‘n Wild Weekend, at Long Point Recreation Area, Hartwell. The Pro Watercross Racing Event starts at 10 am both days. Stunt shows. Hang out with the racers and get autographs. There will be food, vendors, lots of kid’s activities and tons of racing action both days. For vendor booth information, contact the Hart County Chamber of Commerce at 706-376-8590 or email hartchamber@hartcom.net.

August 18 & 19, Princess Diana, at the Fine Arts Center, Hart County High School, 59 fifth St., Hartwell.  Sponsored by Savannah River Productions.  For more information, call 706-376-7397 or www.savannahriverproductions.org.

August 21, Monday, Lake Hartwell Eclipse Party from 1 pm – 4 pm at Big Oaks Recreation Area at Hartwell Dam (total eclipse at 2 pm).  No cost.  Food and drinks will be available.  Music and kids activities.  Eclipse glasses will be available for $1.00.

August 25 & 26, Princess Diana at the Rock Gym, 45 S. Forest Ave., Elberton.  Sponsored by Savannah River Productions.  For more information, call 706-376-7397 or www.savannahriverproductions.org

September

September 9-October 21, Portrait Exhibit at The Art Center, 338 E. Howell St., Hartwell.  Drop off date is August 29 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.  An artist reception will be September 7 from 6:00 till 8:00 pm.  Pick-up of work will be October 22 from 10:00 am till 5:00 pm.  For more information, call 706-377-2040 or visit www.hartregionalartscouncil.org.

October

October 1-31—The Hartwell Downtown Development Authority presents the Annual Scarecrow Bash.  Get your info packet and register today.  Information and registration packets are available at:  DDA Office at 111 W. Franklin St., Bailes Cobb, Shoppe on the Square or online at www.hartwellmainstreet.com.

October 2, Monday, Friendship Force of Lake Hartwell Meeting, Catholic Church Fellowship Hall, 1009 Benson St., Hartwell.  6:30 Social, 7:00 Pot Luck Dinner with meeting to follow.  Visitors welcome.  Questions:  Merilee Brister 678-491-1164 or bristermerilee@gmail.com.  Receiving clubs from Raleigh, NC, May 1-5; Calgary, Canada, June 19-25 and Montreal, Canada, Sept. 25-30.

October 5, Thursday, Hart County Chamber Member’s Quarterly Breakfast at 7:30 am at the Adult Learning Center (located in the lower level of the Hart County Library) 110 Benson St., Hartwell.  $8 for chamber members; $10 for non-members.  Contact the Hartwell Chamber of Commerce at 706-376-8590 or via email hartchamber@hartcom.net  for additional information.

October 21, Saturday, Depot Day

October 26-November 18, Sculpture Exhibit at The Art Center, 338 E. Howell St., Hartwell.  Drop off date is October 23 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.  An artist reception will be October 26 from 6:00 till 8:00 pm.  Pick-up of work will be November 20 from 10:00 am till 5:00 pm.  For more information, call 706-377-2040 or visit www.hartregionalartscouncil.org.

October 31, Tuesday, Mayor’s Monster Mash from 4-6 pm on Depot St.  Come trick-or-treat with the Mayor, your friends and neighbors as community organizations hand out treats.  Dance to the music, play games and watch the entertainment.  It is a wonderful family event and it’s free.   Contact 706-376-0188 or www.hartwellmainstreet.org

November

November 3 & 4, Salute to Our Troops at the Rock Gym, 45 S. Forest Ave., Elberton.  Sponsored by Savannah River Productions.  For more information, call 706-376-7397 or www.savannahriverproductions.org.

November 6, Monday, Friendship Force of Lake Hartwell Meeting, Catholic Church Fellowship Hall, 1009 Benson St., Hartwell.  6:30 Social, 7:00 Pot Luck Dinner with meeting to follow.  Visitors welcome.  Questions:  Merilee Brister 678-491-1164 or bristermerilee@gmail.com.  Receiving clubs from Raleigh, NC, May 1-5; Calgary, Canada, June 19-25 and Montreal, Canada, Sept. 25-30.

November 10 & 11, Salute to Our Troops at the Fine Arts Center, Hart County High School., 59 Fifth St., Hartwell.  Sponsored by Savannah River Productions.  For more information, call 706-376-7397 or www.savannahriverproductions.org.

 November 21, Tuesday, “Home for the Holidays” Tree Lighting Downtown Square, Hartwell, from 5 pm-7 pm. Tree lighting and Santa at 5:30 pm. Caroling, carriage rides and smores. For more details, contact the Hartwell DDA at hartwellmainstreet@hartcom.net or 706-376-0188.

November 30-December 16, Mistletoe Market at The Art Center, 338 E. Howell St., Hartwell.  Decorate dates are November 21 & 22.   Drop off dates are November 25, 26 & 27 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.  Vendor pick up will be December 18 from 10:00 am till 5:00 pm.  For more information, call 706-377-2040 or visit www.hartregionalartscouncil.org

December

December 4, Monday, Friendship Force of Lake Hartwell Meeting, Catholic Church Fellowship Hall, 1009 Benson St., Hartwell.  6:30 Social, 7:00 Pot Luck Dinner with meeting to follow.  Visitors welcome.  Questions:  Merilee Brister 678-491-1164 or bristermerilee@gmail.com.  Receiving clubs from Raleigh, NC, May 1-5; Calgary, Canada, June 19-25 and Montreal, Canada, Sept. 25-30.

December 10, Sunday, Christmas Parade at 4:00 pm.  Line up starts at 3:00 pm at the corner of Athens St. and Hwy. 51 in the Bells Shopping Center.  Best overall interpretation of the parade theme  wins $100 in Our Town Gift Certificates.  Parade route goes down Franklin St. to the Middle School.  Registration for participants is $15.00.  Deadline for registration is December 9th at noon.    Call, email or come by the Chamber office for more information.