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Below are lists of festivals, fairs, holiday and special events for the Historic Heartland travel region. Please call listings contact numbers for more info.
SEPTEMBER

Tour at Two: "African American Influences in Southern Material Culture"
9/13/17 - 9/13/17 at 2:00PM - 3:00PM

Join Joseph Litts, Beard Scholar at the Henry Green Center for the Study of the Decorative Arts, for a special thematic tour of decorative arts in the permanent collection.

Free Admission. Free Parking.
Phone: 706-542-4662
Address: Georgia Museum of Art 90 Carlton St. Athens, GA 30602

Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection
9/13/17 - 9/13/17 at 2:00PM - 3:00PM

Join the docents for a tour of the permanent collection. Tours meet in the lobby and are open and free to the public.

Free Admission. Free Parking.
Phone: 706-542-4662
Address:Georgia Museum of Art 90 Carlton St. Athens, GA 30602

Georgia concert event

Italians and Design Film Series: "La Dolce Vita"
9/14/17 - 9/14/17 at 7:00PM - 10:00PM

One of Federico Fellini's most celebrated films, "La Dolce Vita" presents a series of stories following a week in the life of a philandering paparazzo journalist living in Rome. Starring Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg. 1960, NR. 180 min. >

"La Dolce Vita" is held in conjunction with the exhibition "Modern Living: Giò Ponti and the 20th-Century Aesthetics of Design." Join the Georgia Museum of Art for films discussed by scholars, filmmakers and students. Each film will include a 15-minute introduction by a guest speaker and short conversations about the film following the screening.

Films are sponsored by the UGA Parents Leadership Council.

Free Admission. Free Parking.
Phone: 7706-542-4662
Address: Georgia Museum of Art 90 Carlton Street Athens, GA 30602

15th Annual Perspectives: Georgia Pottery Invitational 8/31/17 - 9/13/17 at 7:00PM - 8:00PM

Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation's (OCAF) Annual Perspectives pottery event is one of the premier and largest pottery events in the region. Showcasing the works of 50 Georgia potters, this event features three exhibits, as well as a sales venue offering over 7,000 pieces of original, hand-made pottery. Perspectives also offers workshops, demonstrations, and tours of local potters' studios.

Free Admission. Free Parking.
Phone: 706-769-4565
Address: Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation 34 School Street Watkinsville, GA 30677

Student Night
9/14/17 - 9/14/17 at 6:30PM - 8:30PM

Join the Student Association of the Georgia Museum of Art for a night of music, food, fun and themed activities to celebrate the current exhibitions. Student Night is generously sponsored by the UGA Parents and Families Association and the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art. Free Admission. Free Parking.

Phone: 706-542-4662
Address:Georgia Museum of Art 90 Carlton St. University of Georgia Athens, GA 30602

Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners
9/3/17 - 9/17/17 at 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Our class will help you develop fundamental skills such as balance, steering, and recovery techniques. After class, soak in High Falls Lake from the view of a paddleboard with a free one-hour paddleboard rental. Open to adults and children 8 and older who are accompanied by an adult. Must be a swimmer. Please register in advance.Admission Fee $25.Parking Fee $5.

Phone: 478-993-3053
Address: High Falls State Park 76 High Falls Park Drive Jackson, GA 30233
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Madison Lions Club Fair
9/12/17 - 9/16/17

There is something magical about cotton candy, candied apples and exciting rides. The excitement is almost uncontrollable as the young Fair-goers work their way to the rides. The lights, the music, and the mass of people create that special family time especially for the little ones. The Madison Lions Club hosts the annual event on their 14 acres located at the corner of Fairgrounds Road and Lions Club Drive. General Admission $3 adults, $1 kids, 3 & under Free

HOURS OF OPERATION
Tuesday: 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Wednesday: 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Thursday: 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Friday: 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Saturday: 1:00PM - 12:00PM

Phone: 706-372-1041
Address: Madison Lions Club Fairgrounds Lions Club Rd Madison, GA 30650

Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt
9/16/17 - 9/16/17 at 8:00PM - 9:00PM

We're heading into the night to learn about the things that we can't normally see. We'll hunt for scorpions by using UV lights, listen for owls, and watch the stars. You'll be meeting at the Trading Post (Visitor Center) to walk the easy/moderate 1 mile Brantley Nature Trail. Please bring a flashlight and wear sturdy shoes.Admission Fee $3. Parking Fee $5.

Free Admission. Free Parking.
Phone: 706-557-3001
Address: Hard Labor Creek State Park 5 Hard Labor Creek Road Rutledge, GA 30663

Ocmulgee Indian Celebration
9/16/17 - 9/17/17 at 10:00AM - 5:00PM

Celebrate the culture of the Southeastern Native Americans at the 26th Ocmulgee Indian Celebration. It is a fantastic event for all ages, drawing thousands of visitors each year for dancing, storytelling, music, crafts, games, food, and demonstrations by Native Americans, as well as exhibits about the first cultural community of Macon. Additional activities include: Warriors on horseback, living history camps, primitive technology & cooking, pottery, and much more. It is also an excellent chance to rediscover the grounds, artifacts and nature within the 702-acre Ocmulgee National Monument. The Visitor Center featuring over 2,000 artifacts and exhibits will be open to the public. Parking is easier this year with a shuttle option just down the road at the Macon-Bibb Health Dept located at 171 Emery Hwy.Admission fee for 5 and under is FREE, for 6-12 $3, Adults $6, and Military with ID $3.

Free parking.
Phone: 478-752-8257
Address: Ocmulgee National Monument 1207 Emery Hwy Macon, GA 31217

Blue Ridge Blues Crawl
9/15/17 - 9/15/17 at 6:00PM - 12:00AM

Eight downtown locations – Blue Ridge Scenic RR Depot, Black Sheep, Blue Ridge Brewery, Christy Lee's Courtyard Grille, The Vine Wine Bar & Bistro, The Whistle Stop Grill, Fightingtown Tavern and Boro Inn Irish Pub – will feature live music and specialty blues menus and drinks for this prelude evening to the Blue Ridge Blues and BBQ festival. Spend the evening listening to live music, and be ready to spend the next day in downtown Blue Ridge for the Blue Ridge Blues and BBQ Festival on Saturday.

Get into the festival for free! Pick up your Official Blues & BBQ Festival Rack Card from your Blue Ridge lodging provider, Fannin County Chamber of Commerce or participating Crawl restaurant. Carry it with you on Friday night as you Crawl. Get all eight stars punched and you can get into the Blues & BBQ Festival free the next day.

Adults $10.00. Children age 12 and under Free.Parking Free, Donations accepted.
Phone: 706-632-5680
Address: Downtown Blue Ridge East Main Street Blue Ridge, GA 30513

T. Graham Brown and Jimmy Fortune at Mill Town Music Hall
9/14/17 - 9/14/17 at 7:30PM - 10:00PM

There is only one T. Graham Brown. His uniqueness has made him one of the most enduring and beloved performers of the day. He has penned numerous hit songs, and garnered a string of chart topping hits. In 2015, Brown received a GRAMMY Nomination for his latest album "Forever Changed." Jimmy Fortune toured, sang and performed with the legendary Statler Brothers for 21 years. He wrote the group's second No. 1 hit, "Elizabeth," on their 1983 album Today, and followed that with two more No. 1 hits "My Only Love" (from 1984's Atlanta Blue) and "Too Much On My Heart" (from 1985's Pardners in Rhyme). Fortune also wrote the top-10 hit "Forever" from 1986's Four for the Show and co-wrote the top-10 hit "More Than a Name on the Wall" from 1988's The Greatest Hits.Tickets $33-$38. Opening Act - Caleb Hutchinson All ticket prices increase by $5 at the door (after 5 p.m. night of show). No refunds or exchanges For more information, please contact our box office at 770.537.MILL (6455). milltownmusichall.com

Free Parking.
Phone: 770-537-6455
Address: Mill Town Music Hall 1031 Alabama Ave. Bremen, GA 30110

Blue Ridge Blues and BBQ Music Festival
9/16/17 - 9/16/17 at 12:00PM - 9:00PM

Downtown Blue Ridge will set the stage as a fantastic backdrop and location for a perfect early fall event. The leaves start to change with cooler days and crisp evenings that invite outdoor activities! The sounds of blues music and the sweet smell of BBQ from local and regional cookers will fill the air as families and groups of friends enjoy this unique setting and event. The event begins Friday night with a Blues Crawl with bands set up in our restaurants downtown. The actual festival is on Saturday. 2017 Lineup: Big Bill Morganfield (Muddy Waters son) Ray Fuller & The Blues Rockers, The Crossroad Band with Special Surprise Guests, Barry Darnell & The Mobile Slim Band, Frankie's Blues Mission. Stay until the end for the All Star Jam & Tribute to the Legendary Muddy Waters. Pick up a rack card at the Fannin County Chamber of Commerce to see how you can get free admission to the festival!

Adults $5. Kids 12 & Under Free. Free.Parking.
Phone: 706-632-5680
Address: Downtown Blue Ridge City Park West Main and First Street Blue Ridge, GA 30513

Acoustic Blends
9/15/17 - 9/15/17 at 6:00PM - 10:00PM

Join us for live music performed by Acoustic Blends at the George Link, Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse on Friday, September 15, 2017. This is a free event open to the public, and open to all musicians who want to play on stage, play along in the front row, or for those who just want to come for a good time. It's an experience you won't want to miss!

Free Admission. Free Parking.
Phone: 706-635-5626 | 706-635-5605
Address: George Link, Jr Gilmer Arts Playhouse 135 Dalton Street Ellijay, GA 30540

Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners
9/17/17 - 9/17/17 at 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Our class will help you develop fundamental skills such as balance, steering, and recovery techniques. After class, soak in High Falls Lake from the view of a paddleboard with a free one-hour paddleboard rental. Open to adults and children 8 and older who are accompanied by an adult. Must be a swimmer. Please register in advance.Admission Fee $25.Parking Fee $5.

Free Parking.
Phone: 478-993-3053
Address: High Falls State Park 76 High Falls Park Drive Jackson, GA 30233

Blue & Gray BBQ Contest and Craft Festival
9/16/17 - 9/16/17 at 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Enjoy our Blue-Gray BBQ Contest during the day, commemorating the great Blue-Gray BBQ of 1889 that took place on the grounds, which resulted in the formation of the oldest and largest Civil War Battlefield in the United States (Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park). BBQ vendors will have their cook-off samples for sale, and arts and crafts vendors will be on the grounds. The Gordon-Lee Mansion will be open for tours from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tours will be conducted by the Friends of the Mansion.

Free Admission. Free Parking.
Phone: 706-375-4728 | 800-487-4728
Address: Gordon-Lee Mansion 217 Cove Road Chickamauga, GA 30707

Country Fried Pie Festival
9/16/17 - 9/16/17 at 9:00AM - 6:00PM

Join us Saturday, September 16, 2017, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. for the 2nd Annual Haralson County Country Fried Pie Festival. Get ready to sample fried pies in a Fried Pie Cook-Off. Tickets will be available at the gate. Enjoy lots of fried and not so fried food, along with arts and crafts, a Car and Bike Show, and tons of musical entertainment up and down Van Wert. New this year: a children's area with a carnival like atmosphere. Contact Donny Boswell at 770-527-4157 to register your vehicle or organization for the Car and Bike Show. Want to enter the Fried Pie Cook-off? Contact Caron Connelly at 770-546-7299. There will be more details closer to the event. Vendor applications will be available soon. This event is brought to you by Haralson County Historical Society and Greater Haralson Tourism. visitharalson.org

Free Admission.
Phone: 770-646-3369
Address: Buchanan Historic Courthouse 145 Van Wert St Buchanan, GA 30113

Twisted Ankle 5k and 10 mile Trail Race
9/16/17 - 9/16/17 at 9:00AM - 2:00PM

The 2017 Twisted Ankle Trail Race offers every trail runner a great race to remember. If you are new to trail running, try out the 5K (3.1 miles). For those who want to test their grit, run the 10 mile race up to Becky's Bluff. Admission Fee 5k - $25;10 mile - $40. Parking Fee $5.

Phone: 706-857-0826
Address: James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park 2800 Sloppy Floyd Lake Road Summerville, GA 30747

Madison Lions Club Fair
9/12/17 - 9/16/17 at 9:00AM - 2:00PM

There is something magical about cotton candy, candied apples and exciting rides. The excitement is almost uncontrollable as the young Fair-goers work their way to the rides. The lights, the music, and the mass of people create that special family time especially for the little ones. The Madison Lions Club hosts the annual event on their 14 acres located at the corner of Fairgrounds Road and Lions Club Drive. General Admission $3 adults, $1 kids, 3 & under Free. HOURS OF OPERATION
Tuesday: 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Wednesday: 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Thursday: 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Friday: 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Saturday: 1:00PM - 12:00PM

Phone: 706-857-0826
Address: Madison Lions Club Fairgrounds Lions Club Rd Madison, GA 30650

Thursdalusia
9/21/17 - 9/21/17 at 5:00PM

Light played a significant role in Flannery's fiction and Andalusia Farm light is so special, it's worth sharing. Every Third Thursday at 5 p.m., April-September, is Thursdalusia, open mic without the mic. Bring your creative game – music, reading, dancing, and storytelling. Everyone gets five minutes of fame on the Nail House deck.

Phone: 478-454-4029
Address: Andalusia Farm 2628 North Columbia Street Milledgeville, GA 31061

Century on Broadway
9/20/17 - 9/20/17 at 7:30PM - 10:00PM

Come enjoy a delightful evening filled with award-winning Broadway vocalists Doug LaBrecque and Christiane Noll. Hear your favorite show tunes from the last 100 years on Broadway! Tickets go on sale to members July 10 and the public July 17! Admission $10.Free Parking.

Phone: 706-923-1655
Address: The Plaza Arts Center 305 North Madison Avenue P.O. Box 4088 Eatonton, GA 31024

Artful Conversation: John Linton Chapman
9/20/17 - 9/20/17 at 2:00PM - 3:00PM

Join Sage Kincaid, assistant curator of education, for an in-depth group conversation focusing on John Linton Chapman's painting "Via Appia."Free Parking. Free Admission.

Phone: 706-542-4662
Address: Georgia Museum of Art 90 Carlton Street Athens, GA 30602

Thursday Twilight Tour: Highlights of the Permanent Collection
9/21/17 - 9/21/17 at 7:00PM - 8:00PM

Join Sage Kincaid, assistant curator of education, for an in-depth group conversation focusing on John Linton Chapman's painting "Via Appia."Free Parking. Free Admission.

Phone: 706-542-4662
Address: Georgia Museum of Art 90 Carlton St. Athens, GA 30602

Morning Mindfulness
9/22/17 - 9/22/17 at 9:30AM - 10:30AM

The Georgia Museum of Art invites you into the galleries to enhance mindful practice in an environment of creative energy. Free meditation sessions will be held on select Fridays during the fall semester. Sessions include instructor-led meditation followed by a period of reflection and discussion. Stools (without backs) are provided; please bring a cushion if desired. Reservations are encouraged, contact 706-542-8863 or callan@uga.edu.Free Parking. Free Admission.

Phone: 706-542-4662
Address: Georgia Museum of Art 90 Carlton St. Athens, GA 30602

The Collectors host Spalding Nix’s Culture Club in Athens
9/21/17 - 9/21/17 at 6:00PM - 8:00PM

In 2003, Spalding Nix founded Spalding Nix Fine Art upon returning to his native Atlanta after working at Sotheby's in New York. Mr. Nix established Culture Club to give Atlantans the opportunity to experience presentations by world-class experts on all things cultural. Spalding will join us for a special edition of Culture Club in Athens and will speak about the art of collecting and appraising private collections. The Collectors focus on connoisseurship and raise funds for museum acquisitions. If you are interested in becoming a member of the museum or joining the Collectors, visit georgiamuseum.org/join or call 706.542.4662.Free Admission.

Phone: 706-542-4662
Address: Georgia Museum of Art 90 Carlton St. Athens, GA 30602

How'd They Do That?: Making Candles
9/23/17 - 9/23/17 at 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Prior to 1879, electric light bulbs did not exist. In this hands-on workshop, learn how families produced beeswax and tallow candles to illuminate their homes. Program fee includes workshop and site admission for the day.Admission Fee $5.Free Parking.

Phone: 478-986-5172
Address: Jarrell Plantation Historic Site 711 Jarrell Plantation Road Juliette, GA 31046

Monarchs Across Georgia "Pollinator Symposium"
9/23/17 - 9/23/17 at 8:30AM - 4:00PM

Join Monarchs Across Georgia for a day of renowned speakers, butterfly and nature walks, exhibitors and demonstrations. All registrants will participate in the four speaker presentations but at the final session of the day, you'll need to choose between a butterfly or nature walk, or demo of Monarch Watch tagging and Project Monarch Health. Each of these sessions is limited to 15 participants. Butterfly walks will be led by Phil Delestrez, Northern Resource Manager for Georgia State Parks and Father Francis Michael Stiteler, Land Manager for the Monastery. The nature walk will be led by Robby Astrove, Park Ranger at Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve. The Abbey Garden Store will also have native milkweeds and pollinator plants for sale. Online registration deadline is September 16, 2017. No on-site registration will be available. For more information about the program or registration, call Sharon of "Monarchs Across Georgia" at 706-474-0353. Registration fee includes a one year membership to the Environmental Education Alliance (EEA) and a box lunch with drink. For more information, call 770/483-8705 or visit www.trappist.net/events.Registration (online) $75. Includes a one year membership to EEA and a box lunch with drink. Free Parking.

Phone: 770-483-8705 | 800-266-9377
Address: Monastery of the Holy Spirit 2625 Hwy 212 SW Conyers, GA 30094

MDiscover ADAC - House Beautiful Style Secrets Revealed | Panel Discussion
9/26/17 - 9/26/17 at 10:00AM - 11:00AM

Join House Beautiful Editor in Chief, Sophie Donelson, for a lively chat on what takes a room from stylish and comforting to magazine-worthy and truly memorable. House Beautiful cover stars – and debut ADAC panelists – Suellen Gregory of Richmond and Benjamin Dhong of San Francisco discuss their techniques for crafting dynamic interiors and arresting cover images. Guests will get a peek of Sophie's new book House Beautiful Style Secrets: What Every Room Needs and insights into the magazine's top-performing covers and most-liked Instagrams of 2017. Join them in the new Phillip Jeffries showroom for a reception and book signing directly following the keynote in Suite 319. Enjoy refreshments and an opportunity to meet the Philip and Jeffrey of Phillip Jeffries, as they unveil their Fall '17 wallcovering innovations. Sponsored by Hearst Design Group. Free Admission.

Phone: 404-231-1720
Address: MADAC 351 Peachtree Avenue, NE Atlanta, GA 30305

Discover ADAC After Hours: Cocktail Parties
9/27/17 - 9/27/17 at 5:00PM - 8:00PM

ADAC is throwing open their doors for an evening of networking and fun. We all know that seeing people face-to-face makes a world of difference when it comes to working together, especially for busy designers with limited time and those living out of town. If you have ever said, "I never seem to have as much time to visit ADAC as I'd like," then this night is for you! Here is your opportunity see design friends, visit favorite showrooms, and explore the newest resources at the Center. There will be exciting things happening all around the building and we invite you to Discover ADAC After Hours.Free Admission. Free Parking.

Phone:404-231-1720
Address: ADAC 351 Peachtree Hills Avenue, NE Atlanta, GA 30305

Tour at Two: “Modern Masters from the Giuliano Ceseri Collection”
9/27/17 - 9/27/17 at 2:00PM - 3:00PM

Join the docents for a tour of the permanent collection. Tours meet in the lobby and are open and free to the public. Free Admission. Free Parking.

Phone:706-542-4662
Address: Georgia Museum of Art 90 Carlton St. Athens, GA 30602

Discover ADAC - Great Architecture = The Sum of All Great Design: Panel Discussion
9/26/17 - 9/26/17 at 1:00PM

Karen Elizabeth Marx, Hearst Design Group Special Projects Director, engages in an intimate conversation with M. Brian Tichenor and Raun Thorp, Founders of Los Angeles-based design practice, Tichenor & Thorp. Dubbed as Hollywood's best kept secret, this dynamic duo collaborates with many film industry power players. They are the go-to architects for interior design luminaries Suzanne Rheinstein, Kelly Wearstler, Barbara Barry and Michael S. Smith. They will debut their first book, Outside In – The Gardens and Houses of Tichenor & Thorp, featuring specially commissioned photographs by famed interiors photographer Roger Davis and Brian Tichenor's own masterly watercolors, drawings, and plans. Reception and book signing will directly follow in Cowtan & Tout, Suite 225. Sponsored by Hearst Design Group.Free Admission. Free Parking.

Phone:404-231-1720
Address: ADAC 351 Peachtree Avenue, NE Atlanta, GA 30305

Haute Bohemians with Miguel Flores-Vianna
9/28/17 - 9/28/17 at 10:00AM - 11:00AM

Travel the world through the lens of photographer Miguel Flores-Vianna. Find who, exactly, is an "haute bohemian" and why their homes are so idyllic, authentic, and enchanting. MILIEU's Interiors Editor, Leslie Newsom Rascoe, candidly discusses with Miguel his perspective from behind the camera while photographing for MILIEU and select national publications, as they share highlights from his newly released book, Haute Bohemians. Reception and book signing will directly follow in Jerry Pair, Suite 508. This event is sponsored by MILIEU.DISCOVER ADAC Free Admission. Free Parking.

Phone:404-231-1720
Address: ADAC Atlanta 351 Peachtree Hills Ave, NE Atlanta, GA 30305

Discover ADAC - Creating Places to Call Home with Gil Schafer
9/28/17 - 9/28/17 at 1:00PM

Award-winning architect and author of the new book A Place to Call Home, Gil Schafer believes the most successful houses are the ones that celebrate living – houses with timeless charm that are imbued with memory and a distinct sense of place. Join Gil as he opens the doors to his world of comfortable classicism, sharing some of the firm's most recent and exciting projects from around the country, walking through the inner workings of his distinctive approach – from concrete techniques to the more emotional and intuitive aspects of his process and showing how he brings his projects to life and fills them with soul. Meet-and-greet reception and book signing will directly follow in Ainsworth-Noah, Suite 518. Talk sponsored by Architectural Digest.Free Admission. Free Parking.

Phone:404-231-1720
Address: ADAC 351 Peachtree Avenue, NE Atlanta, GA 30305

Discover ADAC - Deal or No Deal: The Power of Publishing | Panel Discussion
9/28/17 - 9/28/17 at 3:30PM

In the age of digital disruption, paper may seem like a thing of the past, but Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Editor in Chief, Elizabeth Ralls, sits down with publishing powerhouses Jill Cohen and Sarah Burningham to explore the power of immortalizing your brand in the 21st century. Jill and Sarah will reveal the key ingredients for finding an authentic voice; how to navigate the author representation process; and strategies for packaging and marketing. Discover why publishing a coffee-table tome is not just a savvy marketing strategy, but also a launch pad for future collaboration, and, most importantly, why the South is considered the "sweet spot" for best-selling design books. A reception and book sale will directly follow in Jim Thompson, Suite 304. Sponsored by Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles.Free Admission. Free Parking.

Phone:404-231-1720
Address: ADAC 351 Peachtree Avenue, NE Atlanta, GA 30305

Briar Patch Arts Festival
9/30/17 - 9/30/17 at 10:00AM - 3:00PM

The Annual Briar Patch Arts Festival will be another spectacular, unique arts festival. Our specialty arts and crafts vendors will be showcasing handmade soaps, photography, paintings, jewelry, pottery, wood working, handmade glassware, clothing, potted plants, and children's items just to name a few. Live entertainment on the music stage will keep you tapping your toes while you wander through the maze of booths and vendors. For more information, contact Eatonton Mainstreet Office: 706-749-9150.Free Admission. Free Parking.

Phone:706-749-9150 | 706-485-7701
Address: Courthouse Square 100 S Jefferson Ave Eatonton, GA 31024

University of North Georgia Visiting Author- Dacre Stoker
9/28/17 - 9/28/17 at 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Dacre Stoker is the great grand-nephew of Bram Stoker and the co-author of Dracula the Un-Dead, the official Stoker family endorsed sequel to Dracula. Dacre is also the co-editor of The Lost Journal of Bram Stoker: The Dublin Years. He will give a presentation, "Stoker on Stoker" on Thursday, September 28, 2017, at UNG Oconee Campus. Published with illustrated never-before-published, seldom seen historic images, Stoker On Stoker is a glimpse behind the scenes of Bram Stoker and Dracula.Free Admission.

Phone:706-310-6219
Address: UNG Oconee Campus- Room 522 1201 Bishop Farms Pkwy. Watkinsville, GA 30677

Studio Workshop: Drawing
9/7/17 - 9/28/17 at 6:30PM - 8:30PM

Join Athens-based artist and educator Brian Hitselberger for a four-part series of drawing courses that serves as an introduction to techniques and materials. Both enthusiastic beginners and more seasoned practitioners are welcome. Topics to be covered include contour, value, simplification and detail, drawing on-the-fly and more focused, detailed methods of mark-making. All sessions will use the museum's collection as source material, including its archives and many works not regularly on display. Participants will be introduced to brush and ink washes, ink pen, colored pencil and hard and soft graphite. The cost of the course is a $15 materials fee, which will cover all necessary supplies for the four sessions (September 7, 14, 21 and 28)). Space is limited; call 706.542.8863 or email callan@uga.edu to register. Materials Fee $15.Free Parking.

Phone:706-542-4662
Address: Georgia Museum of Art 90 Carlton Street Athens, GA 30602

Studio Workshop: Drawing
9/7/17 - 9/28/17 at 6:30PM - 8:30PM

Join Athens-based artist and educator Brian Hitselberger for a four-part series of drawing courses that serves as an introduction to techniques and materials. Both enthusiastic beginners and more seasoned practitioners are welcome. Topics to be covered include contour, value, simplification and detail, drawing on-the-fly and more focused, detailed methods of mark-making. All sessions will use the museum's collection as source material, including its archives and many works not regularly on display. Participants will be introduced to brush and ink washes, ink pen, colored pencil and hard and soft graphite. The cost of the course is a $15 materials fee, which will cover all necessary supplies for the four sessions (September 7, 14, 21 and 28)). Space is limited; call 706.542.8863 or email callan@uga.edu to register. Materials Fee $15.Free Parking.

Phone:706-542-4662
Address: Georgia Museum of Art 90 Carlton Street Athens, GA 30602

Family Day: Ceseri Drawings
9/30/17 - 9/30/17 at 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Check out 19th- and 20th-century drawings from the Ceseri Collection, then try out different drawings, materials and techniques to create your own work of art in the Michael and Mary Erlanger Studio Classroom. Family programs are sponsored by Heyward Allen Motor Co., Inc., Heyward Allen Toyota and the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art.Free Admission. Free Parking.

Phone:706-542-4662
Address: Georgia Museum of Art 90 Carlton Street Athens, GA 30602

Days and Times of Jarrell Plantation
9/30/17 - 9/30/17 at 10:30AM - 3:30PM

Learn about slavery, the Civil War, industrialization, WWI and WWII, and the boll weevil infestation as living historians and volunteers explain how these events affected the Jarrell family and society as a whole. See military encampments and witness a raid on the 1847 home.Admission Fee $4-$6.50.Free Parking.

Phone:478-986-5172
Address:Jarrell Plantation Historic Site 711 Jarrell Plantation Road Juliette, GA 31046

Steffen Thomas: A Legacy in Atlanta
5/20/17 - 9/30/17 at 10:30AM - 3:30PM

This multi-faceted program, presented by the Steffen Thomas Museum of Art and the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs, celebrates Steffen Thomas's contributions to the Atlanta art scene from 1930 – 1990. It focuses on public art in the Metro Atlanta area created by Steffen Thomas.

Schedule of Events:

June 8, 6-9 p.m.: Steffen Thomas: A Legacy in Atlanta Exhibit at Gallery 72
June 17, 10 a.m.-Noon: Steffen Thomas Public Art Walk led by Lisa Thomas Conner, Thomas' youngest daughter.
July 27, 7-8 p.m.: Panel Discussion: Steffen Thomas & the Impact of Public Art. August 24, 6-8 p.m.: Steffen Thomas: A Legacy in Atlanta Exhibit at Steffen Thomas Museum of Art in Buckhead, Ga.Free Parking.

Phone:706-342-7557
Address:Downtown Atlanta 72 Marietta St NW Atlanta, GA 30303

Market Day on the Square
5/6/17 - 9/30/17 at 8:00AM - 12:00PM

The Farmer's Market Day on the Square happens every Saturday, from May - September. There are vendors selling fresh produce as well as plants, jellies, and other locally produced items. We also have art vendors and more.Free Admission. Free Parking.

Phone:706-468-8994 | 706-468-8994
Address:Monticello Square 119 W Washington Street Monticello, GA 31064

Butterfly Garden Clean Up - Your State Parks Day
9/30/17 - 9/30/17 at 9:00AM - 11:00AM

Volunteers are being sought to help pull weeds, pruning bushes, and lay mulch for our butterfly garden. Bring work gloves, rest of equipment will be provided. You may get dirty, so bring an extra set of clothes or shoes. Come for an hour or make a day of it. Volunteers receive free admission.Free Parking.

Phone:478-994-3230
Address:High Falls State Park 76 High Falls Park Drive Jackson, GA 30233

Spruce up the Park - Your State Parks Day
9/30/17 - 9/30/17 at 9:00AM - 1:00PM

Join park staff and Friends of Hard Labor Creek as we spruce up several areas of the park including the equestrian area, bike trail parking lots, and elsewhere. We will be working from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., and having lunch afterwards! Bring gloves, loppers, handsaws, and let's go to work!Free Parking.

Phone:706-557-3001
Address:Hard Labor Creek State Park 5 Hard Labor Creek Road Rutledge, GA 30663

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