Category Archives: Gilmer

Special Performance of ‘See Rock City’ Benefits Ellijay Legion Post 82

special performance of See Rock City in Ellijay

See a special performance of See Rock City live on stage at Gilmer Arts on Sunday May 21, 2017 and 1/3 of your ticket purchase will be donated to our own Ellijay Legion Post 82.

This tender portrayal of married life, set against the backdrop of World War II, shows the best of the human spirit and its ability to overcome any and all obstacles.

The second play of a trilogy, and the recipient of the MacLean Foundation’s “In the Spirit of America” Award, SEE ROCK CITY stands alone as Rock City is a dramatic comedy about a young couple, recently married, returning from their honeymoon during WWII to her parents’ home in middle TN. He has epilepsy and has been 4F from the war but is a writer and she is a school principal.

The story follows their lives as they struggle to adjust to his declining career, the war’s end, and her job loss plus other changes as society moves on after the war.

This is the second in an award-winning trilogy of Americana plays.

Get your tickets on line or at the box office.
Seating is limited. So reserve your tickets now.

$17.50 Non-Members/ $15.75 Members General Admission Seating.
http://gilmerarts.org/
207 Dalton Street
Ellijay, GA 30540
(706)635-5605

 

Help Ellijay Vets Bring Christmas Cheer

The American Legion Post 82 in Ellijay, Georgia is in need of new and gently used bicycles for this year’s Christmas party for underprivileged children.

If you have a bike to donate or would like to make a cash donation to this wonderful cause please contact the Legion or Sharon at (904)629-5878.

American Legion Post 82
297 Legion Road
Ellijay, GA 30540
706-276-4878

Chattahoochee Tech Partners with Community to Tackle Adult Illiteracy Issues

Chattahoochee Technical College

When 30 percent of its adult population lacked a high school diploma, one community in North Georgia stepped up to the plate to tackle its adult illiteracy issues.

Chattahoochee Technical College’s Office of Adult Education, in a collaboration with the Northwest GA Regional Commission, also joined the fight, and, in less than two years, the number of adults in Gilmer County without a high school diploma has dropped from 30 percent to 22.8 percent.

“Our Adult Education program has enhanced economic development and workforce development in Gilmer County by educating citizens, helping them to get their GED, and transitioning them into college and career pathways which allows them to become productive citizens in their community,” said CTC Executive Director for Adult Education Tamika Phillips.

Chattahoochee Technical College’s Office of Adult Education program values education and exists to change lives. In February 2015, the program was given a little boost to help fulfill its mission after being awarded the Literacy to Work grant. Students enrolled in the college’s Literacy to Work classes became eligible for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funding, which is designed to strengthen and improve the nation’s public workforce system.
“WIOA funding assisted students with childcare, transportation, etc. It really helped eliminate some of the barriers students had that may have prevented them from completing the program,” Phillips said.
The community also rallied behind its residents, and with an in-kind donation from Highland Rivers Health and Judge Brenda Weaver with the Appalachian Drug Court, the college was able to move its learning center to a new location in Cherry Log, giving residents in Gilmer County more options for GED prep classes.
“If Gilmer County residents are in the southern part of the county, they can attend the Appalachian Campus or, if they choose, they can attend our newest location,” Phillips said. “In addition, moving the learning center to its new location has strengthened our partnership with the Drug Court because now we can provide on-site classes for those students who were traveling to class.”
The college offers GED prep classes for Gilmer and Jasper residents at its learning center in Cherry Log located at 18090 Highway 515, and Chattahoochee Tech’s Appalachian Campus, located at 100 Campus Drive in Jasper.
For more information about the college’s Adult Education program, please visit http://www.ChattahoocheeTech.edu/adult-education.