Calendar of Events 2018

TUMGA Monthly meetings occur the 2nd Thursday of each month in the Fellowship Hall at Sharp United Methodist Church, Young Harris, GA January through December.   For more information: President Marty Dellinger  mg2016marty@gmail.com

Have you thought about being a Master Gardener?  Well here is your chance if you move quickly, before the new 2019 Class fills up:

How can I become a Georgia Master Gardener? If you love gardening and can commit to learning and sharing knowledge and skills through volunteer service, this Georgia Master Gardener Program wants you.

Do you have to know a lot about gardening to apply? NO! Some basic experience and knowledge is preferable but we are looking for enthusiastic people who want to learn and VOLUNTEER.

What is expected of Master Gardeners? After successfully completing the classroom portion, participants volunteer 50 hours of service to the UGA Cooperative Extension within the first year of their classroom training. Upon completion they officially become Georgia Master Gardeners and must volunteer a minimum of 25 hours of service each year thereafter.

WHEN:       February 5, 2019 ~ April 9, 2019
9:00 am – 3:00 pm each Tuesday for 10 weeks

ORIENTATION: Tuesday, January 29, 2019

WHERE:     North Georgia Technical College
Blairsville, GA 30512

COST:       $175.00 Includes Georgia Master Gardener Handbook

SPACE IS LIMITED… Applications will be accepted until September 30, 2018
Brought to you by the UGA Cooperative Extension
Classes open to Towns & Union County residents. Others may be accepted on a space available basis, but must volunteer in Town or Union Counties.

DAVID BEST, TC Master Gardener – 706-896-9658

DONNA CATES, UC Master Gardener – 706-781-0987

JACOB WILLIAMS, County Extension Agent – 706-439-6030

Community Announcements are mixed in with the regular TUMGA Meetings. Friends of Master Gardeners and friends in the community, this is a list of events we thought you might be interested in:

 Tuesday, November 6th – Kris Kringle Workshop
Time:  9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
LOCATION:  Union County Civic Center Conference Room.
Calling all Kringle Elves, It is that time of year when we start planning our Kris Kringle Krafts workday gatherings in the Conference Room at the Civic Center.  Please mark your calendars for 9:00am til Noon on Tuesday November 6th, Tuesday November 13th, and Tuesday November 20th The 3rd workday may not be needed but we have that date reserved just in case we elves need a little more assembly time!
Whether you prefer to prep, assemble, organize, create, or tag items ALL help is needed and welcomed! The sales of our creations will take place at the MG Booth at the Farmers Market…more details on that will be coming your way as they become available. Any suggestions or “new creation ideas” are encouraged!!! Questions can be sent to Debi Weaver at delrayweavers@bellsouth.net or Vicki Best at vjbest59@gmail.com

Thursday, November 8th – TUMGA Program Meeting
Time: 4:00 – 4:30 – Social Time/4:30 Meeting Begins
Location: Sharp Memorial Methodist Church, Young Harris

Tuesday, November 13th – Kris Kringle Workshop
Time:  9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
LOCATION:  Union County Civic Center Conference Room
Calling all Kringle Elves, It is that time of year when we start planning our Kris Kringle Krafts workday gatherings in the Conference Room at the Civic Center.  Please mark your calendars for 9:00am til Noon on Tuesday November 6th, Tuesday November 13th, and Tuesday November 20th The 3rd workday may not be needed but we have that date reserved just in case we elves need a little more assembly time!
Whether you prefer to prep, assemble, organize, create, or tag items ALL help is needed and welcomed! The sales of our creations will take place at the MG Booth at the Farmers Market…more details on that will be coming your way as they become available. Any suggestions or “new creation ideas” are encouraged!!! Questions can be sent to Debi Weaver at delrayweavers@bellsouth.net or Vicki Best at vjbest59@gmail.com

Friday, November 16th – Community Council of GMREC Presents: Bottle Painting Workshop
Time: 10:00 – 11:45 AM
Location: GMREC Auditorium
Freya Browning and Allyson McGraw, Local Artisans. Learn to paint on a glass bottle. Each participant will leave with their own painted bottle, lighting optional. Bottle or jar, paint and all other supplies provided. $20 fee. Limited to 15 participants. Registrations accepted after October 16. No early registrations. To register for the Bottle painting Workshop, please send us your name, phone, email address and a non-refundable check for $20.00 made payable to “Allyson McGraw” to the GMREC Center.

Tuesday, November 20th – Kris Kringle Workshop
Time:  9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Calling all Kringle Elves, It is that time of year when we start planning our Kris Kringle Krafts workday gatherings in the Conference Room at the Civic Center.  Please mark your calendars for 9:00am til Noon on Tuesday November 6th, Tuesday November 13th, and Tuesday November 20th The 3rd workday may not be needed but we have that date reserved just in case we elves need a little more assembly time!
Whether you prefer to prep, assemble, organize, create, or tag items ALL help is needed and welcomed! The sales of our creations will take place at the MG Booth at the Farmers Market…more details on that will be coming your way as they become available. Any suggestions or “new creation ideas” are encouraged!!! Questions can be sent to Debi Weaver at delrayweavers@bellsouth.net or Vicki Best at vjbest59@gmail.com

Thursday, December 13th – The Holiday Awards Banquet will be held at The Arbor Clubhouse, 97 Club Court, Blairsville, GA on the 13th of December the cost will be $3 per attendee.  The event will start at 5 p.m.