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Dogs, trains and art: Big events slated for this weekend





Janet Smith making her Feathered Event birdhouse. This work along with many others will be up for viewing and auction Friday night. The Feathered Event is the first of several high-profile events planned this weekend. See tomorrow’s Progress for all details.

This weekend promises to have a little something for everyone in Pickens, with three outdoor events scheduled that may leave you wondering which one to choose.

The first annual Jasper ArtFest will run April 16 though 17, bringing dozens of fine art and food vendors, and other fun outdoor activities to Main Street in Jasper. Festivities will run Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission to Jasper ArtFest is free.

Dog Days in the Park, a fundraiser benefiting substance abuse prevention in Pickens, will be held on Saturday, April 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lee Newton Park. Participants are invited to bring their fine canines out for an afternoon’s worth of contests and prizes.

Tate Depot Days will also be held on Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17 where the historic depot will be opened to the public for the first time in over 60 years. Attendees will hear presentations about the latest plans to relocate and renovate the building.

Anyone is invited to attend this free event.

The Optimist Club 5K Flapjack Fun Run is scheduled for Saturday morning, with proceeds going to benefit the Optimist Club. Admission is $25.

You can also attend the Sharptop Feathered Event birdhouse auction on Friday at the Burnt Mountain Trading Company from 5-9 p.m. Tickets are $10 each. Birdhouses will be auctioned to support the Sharptop Arts Association.

Choose one or choose all three, but whatever you do don’t choose to miss out on the fun. Be sure to check out this week’s print edition for more details about all of these events.

Angela Reinhardt can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


pinto colvig
-2 #1 pinto colvig 2011-04-15 16:25
if it rains you can take your dog for a ride on the train, and bring your mama to the art festival and write a country song about it...

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