Community Events


Habitat for Humanity of Northeast Georgia is kicking off its 35th anniversary with Fund-A-Foot.

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Night At The Derby

06:30 pm
Break out your bow tie, finest hat and test your luck at the races – all for a great cause!  Join Habersham County United Way Saturday, February 1st, 6:30-11:00 PM, for the second annual Night at the Derby. Place your bets on a series of virtual horse races for a chance to win raffle tickets and prizes.

Enjoy appetizers, beer, wine and bourbon and games inspired by our favorite Kentucky tradition. Each $50 ticket includes finger foods, one drink, one raffle ticket, $10 Derby Dollars, and an evening of fun! Buy a limited reserved table (downstairs) for 8 for $500. (All tables upstairs will be high-tops for standing and mingling only, with limited first-come seating areas set up around the house, so come early!) Races will be visible on both levels.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please call the United Way office at 706-778-0620 or email 

Finding Peace and Hope in a Chaotic World

04:00 pm
Presenter— Virginia Tinsley, Retired Ordained Deacon, United Methodist Church; Volunteer Chaplain at Lee Arrendale State Prison

If you are interested in learning how to maintain your serenity while helping to heal the dysfunctions facing us every day, please join the next PPN forum on Sunday, 2 February, at 4:00 pm at The Hinton Center, Hayesville, NC. This PPN Forum, free and open to the public, includes a Q&A session after the presentation.

The forum, “Finding Peace and Hope in a Chaotic World,” will be presented by Virginia Tinsley, a retired ordained deacon in the United Methodist Church. Her ministry has been devoted to serving people who are marginalized by society. She was Director of Action Ministries' Atlanta Urban Ministry programs, which served homeless women and children and people with HIV/AIDS. Before retirement, she served for 12 years as Director of the North Georgia United Methodist Housing and Homeless Council. Ms. Tinsley also served on the Family Selection Committee of Habitat for Humanity of Towns/Union County. Currently, she volunteers as a chaplain at Lee Arrendale State Prison.

PPN’s mission is to encourage citizen participation in the democratic process through education, action, and advocacy. A volunteer civic organization, PPN monitors state and national policy proposals that affect individuals and our communities. We provide data, information, and resources to enable the citizens of western North Carolina and North Georgia to make informed decisions about policies that affect them.

For more information, contact:
Susan Morgan at
Public Policy Network (PPN)

Super Museum Sunday

Sunday, February 9 is Super Museum Sunday, participating museums in Habersham County:
  • Regional African American History Museum,
  • Historic Cornelia Train Museum and the
  • Standard Telephone Museum
More details to follow!

Run For Gold Community 5K Run/Walk

08:00 am
Run For Gold, Community 5K Run/Walk, Saturday, March 14, 8 AM for information see the form or contact Cristina Simmons, 706-768-6834. Proceeds from the race will fund a scholarship and work training program for local students. The race will honor Ms. Addie Williams an avid walker and beloved member of the Cornelia community.