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May 06, 2022 - 06:00
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PUTNAM

MAY 1 - MAY 31

What: Ferst Readers Storybook Character Contest

Where: Online at https://www.facebook.com/ferstreaderspc

More info: Go to Ferst Readers of Putnam County Facebook page to see videos of 10 members of our community, dressed in costume, presenting a favorite childhood book and vote for your favorite. You can vote as many times as you like. Proceeds are used to buy books for county children from birth to age 5. All Putnam County children are eligible to sign up for these free monthly books.

THURSDAY, MAY 5

What: Oconee Springs Park Grand Opening

When: 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Where: Oconee Springs Park, 109 S. Spring Rd., Eatonton

More Info: Putnam County Board of Commissioners invite you to the ribbon-cutting for the OSP Event Venue. Includes prizes, food, and fun. Free.

THURSDAY, MAY 5

What: GA Power Lake Sinclair Public Interaction Meeting

When: 5 - 7:30 p.m.

Where: Lakeside Baptist Church, 1023 Milledgeville Hwy., Milledgeville

More Info: Residents and users of Lake Sinclair are invited to drop in and visit with Georgia Power subject matter experts on a variety of topics including aquatic plants, wildlife conservation, shoreline management, hydro-electric power, and recreation. LBC is across from the Plant Branch site in Putnam County.

THURSDAY, MAY 5

What: Greene & Putnam joint National Day of Prayer

When: 6-7 p.m.

Where: Lakepoint Community Church, 106 Village Lane, Eatonton

More Info: This is a non-denominational, non-partisan, non-political Christian meeting with no purpose other than to pray for the salvation of America. All are welcome to join seven speakers from each county in praying to God to bless our wonderful country, solve its problems, and give wisdom to its leaders. Email Fran D’Antonio, fran547@aol.com for more information.

SATURDAY, MAY 7

What: Miss and Jr. Miss Dairy Festival Pageant

When: 2 p.m.

Where: The Plaza Arts Center, 305 N. Madison Ave., Eatonton

SATURDAY, MAY 7

What: Basket Weaving - 8 Point Star

When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: The Artisans Village Art Gallery, 110 W. Marion St., Eatonton

More info: Learn about flat ash reed used in traditional basket-making with instructor Debbie Cornelia. In this class, individuals will learn a twist on the use of flat ash reed to create a 12”- 8 point star. For more info and to register visit, theartisansvillage.org/classes.

SATURDAY, MAY 7

What: Meet the Author with Jim Auchmutey, author of Smokelore: A Short History of Barbeque in America

When: 6 p.m.

Where: The Edgewater on Lake Sinclair is located at 109 S. Spring Road, Eatonton

More Info: Includes barbecue by Fresh Air Barbecue in Jackson and music by The Tom Hill Trio from Atlanta

SATURDAY, MAY 7

What: Mothers Day event at PCO

When: 10:30 a.m.

Where: Putnam Christian Outreach, 151 Industrial Blvd., Eatonton

More Info: All the wonderful mothers in our community are invited for a special blessing message followed by a reception with light refreshments. Plus, all dresses at the PCO thrift shop will be 50% off all day, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

SATURDAY, MAY 14

What: Second Saturday crafts

Where: The Plaza Arts Center, 305 N. Madison Ave., Eatonton

When: 10-10:30 a.m.

More info: Work with our volunteers to create crafts using paint, clay and more. www.plazacenter.org, 706-923-1655.

SATURDAY, MAY 14

What: A Fleetwood Mac Tribute LIVE at The Plaza When: 7:30 p.m.

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: The Plaza Arts Center, 305 N. Madison Ave., Eatonton

More info: General Admission: $45, VIP: $75. Tickets online at plazacenter.org. Based in Atlanta, Rumours is the Southeast’s premier Fleetwood Mac tribute band.

TUESDAY, MAY 17

What: GDOE 10th District Public Hearing

When: 7-8 p.m.

Where: Putnam County High School, 300 War Eagle Dr., Eatonton

More Info: State Bd of Education member Dr. Stanley DeJarnett will hold a public hearing for citizens of Baldwin, Greene, Morgan, Putnam, Taliaferro, Barrow, Butts, Glascock, Hancock, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Lincoln, McDuffie, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Walton, Warren, Washington and WIlkes counties. The purpose of the hearing is to hear comments from interested citizens and educators within the congressional district regarding K-12 education. Those wishing to speak should sign in upon arrival. Email SBOEadmin@doe.k12.ga.us for more information.

THURSDAY, MAY 19-FRIDAY, MAY 20

What: Annie Jr. musical

When: 7 p.m.

Where: The Plaza Arts Center, 305 N. Madison Ave., Eatonton

More Info: Annie Jr. features everyone’s favorite little redhead in her very first adventure. Performed by Grace STEAM Academy Knights Players. Students $8, Adults $12. 706-923-1655, www.plazacenter.org

GREENE

FRIDAY, MAY 20

What: Scott Deering listening session

When: 6 p.m.

Where: Lake & Local, 104 S. Main St., Greensboro

More info: Join us for this exclusive evening of music with local favorite Scott Deering! Scott and friends will be playing in the garden to an intimate crowd of only 50 people. Gates open at 6 p.m. Concert is 7-10 p.m.

FRIDAY, MAY 27

What: Thomas Fountain in concert

When: 7-9 p.m.

Where: Oconee Brewing Co. 202 N. West St., Greensboro

More Info: This free concert is for adults ages 18 and older. Brews/ drinks not included with ticket and must be purchased at OBC. Born and raised in north Georgia, Thomas Fountain specializes in “Solid Mountain Country” music, which pairs perfectly with good beer and good friends.

SATURDAY, MAY 28

What: OPAS presents REVOLUTION: The Music of The Beatles - A Symphonic Experience

When: Gates open at 5:15 p.m.; concert at 6:30

Where: The Farm at Oconee 1140 Oconee Heights Lane, Greensboro

More info: Please join OPAS for a family-friendly patriotic celebration featuring music from one of the most beloved bands in recording history! Bring your food and beverages! Pack your Ponchos - rain or shine event! Table seating $85 Lawn seating $45 Children 10 & under complimentary! Order online at opas.org or call the office at 706-467-6000.

MORGAN

THURSDAY, MAY 5-SATURDAY, JULY 16

What: “EarthBound” and “Sympathetic Magic” exhibits

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesdays-Saturdays

Where: Madison-Morgan Cultural Center, 434 S. Main St., Madison

More Info: David Drake was an enslaved Black potter in South Carolina who produced stoneware jugs inscribed with original poetry in a time when this knowledge was a punishable offense. A second gallery installation features ceramic work by contemporary artist Zipporah Camille Thompson of Atlanta. Her work fuses old and new, referencing ancient cultures and millennial predilections.

MONDAY, MAY 9

What: Musical Fireworks

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Madison-Morgan Cultural Center, 434 S. Main St., Madison More Info: MMCC’s auditorium will explode with fiery classical music performed by members of The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Georgia Chamber Players, Atlanta Chamber Players, Emory School of Music, Veba String Quartet, and Christiania Trio. www.mmcc-arts.org, 706-342-4743.

BALDWIN

WEDNESDAY, MAY 4 - MAY 6

What: Anastasia the Musical

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Goldstein Center for Performing Arts

More info: Georgia Military presents Anastasia the musical. The musical is about the legend of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia, who could have escaped the execution of her family. Years later, an amnesiac orphan named Anya hopes to find some trace of her family by siding with two con men who wish to take advantage of her likeness to the Grand Duchess. This play is based on a 1997 film and is packed with adventure and music.

FRIDAY, MAY 6

What: First Friday: Characters and Champions

When: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Downtown Milledgeville

More info: First Fridays are a monthly fun & festive event with live music, face painting, and activities for the young as well as the young at heart. Participating in First Fridays merchants, restaurants, cultural venues, and nightlife hotspots stay open late, present special events, and offer discounts on the first Friday of every month making downtown Milledgeville an ideal destination for an evening out. Milledgeville Main Street works with merchants to organize and promote First Friday.

THURSDAY, MAY 12 What: Remember my Soul - A Classical Ballet Salon When: 7 p.m. Where: The Club at Lake Sinclair (3700 Sinclair Dam Road NE) More info: Remember My Soul - A Classical Ballet Salon presented by Ballet Milledgeville, with Dance in the Spirit, LLC. Enjoy a wonderful evening of classical ballet in The Ballroom at The Club at Lake Sinclair, in Milledgeville, Georgia! Thursday, May 12, 2022, 7 – 8 p.m. Reception: 8 p.m. : Desserts and Soft Drinks served. Cash Bar. Dressy Attire Please! Reservations need to be made by April 30. SATURDAY, MAY 14

What: Garden Club of Georgia Historic Landscape Preservation Tour, Luncheon, Lecture

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Lockerly Arboretum (Hwy 441 South, 1534 Irwinton Road)

More info: On Saturday, May 14, Lockerly is very excited to host the Historic Landscapes Programs annual fundraiser. The event will be from 10am to 2pm and will feature tours of Rose Hill and the grounds. Tickets include a tour of Historic Rose Hill and keynote speaker, Milledgeville’s own Jon Jackson of Comfort Farms. We are especially excited that lunch will be prepared by Jon. The mission of Comfort Farms is to promote a structured, holistic approach for displaced veterans suffering from PTSD and other invisible disabilities, aiding their reintegration into family, society and economy. This event is open to the public! Tickets are $40 per person and you can register online.

SATURDAY, MAY 21

What: Kids Fishing Event

When: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Where: Lockerly Arboretum, 1534 Irwinton Rd., Milledgeville

More Info: Over 1,000 catfish have been stocked into Lockerly’s pond and are waiting for you to catch them. For youth ages 16 and younger, one adult must accompany per two children, Lockerly provides hot dogs for bait but you may BYO worms, BYO rods, reels, tackle, stringer or bucket. Take home up to five fish per child.

FRIDAY, JUNE 3

What: First Friday

When: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Downtown Milledgeville

More info: First Fridays are a monthly fun & festive event with live music, face painting, and activities for the young as well as young at heart. Participating First Fridays merchants, restaurants, cultural venues and nightlife hotspots stay open late, present special events, and offer discounts on the first Friday of every month making downtown Milledgeville an ideal destination for an evening out. Milledgeville Main Street works with merchants to organize and promote First Friday.

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