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Guide GEORGIA To

Events Attractions Fairs & Festivals

Summer 2013

Kingsland, Georgia Home of the Kingsland Catfish Festival


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Volume 53 Summer

Number 2 June/July/August 2013

CONTENTS Labor Day Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Garden & Nature Events . . . . . . . .5 Metro Atlanta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-8 Sporting Events . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-11 Entertainment Venues . . . . . .12-15 Summer Events in Georgia . . .16-26 Glenda Cason Painting . . . . . . . . .26 July 4th Events . . . . . . . . . . . .27-28 Theatre & Music . . . . . . . . . . .29-30

ON THE COVER ingsland, set in the scenic coastal section of Georgia, is the home of the famous Catfish Festival which is held on Labor Day weekend every year. See the article with details about the festival on page 4. The cover painting entitled “Perpetual Poppies I” is by Georgia artist Glenda Cason. Information on the artist can be found on page 26.

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Georgia’s Peach Blossom Trail

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801 Nebula Rd., Manchester, GA 31816 Phone 706-846-2620 E-mail guidetogeorgia@windstream.net Patty Proctor . . . . . . . . .Publisher/Editor Hayley Yawn . . . . . .Publisher’s Assistant Debi Richardson . . . . . . .Graphics Editor 803-259-1990, debi@guidetogeorgia.com The GUIDE TO GEORGIA, founded in 1960, is the premiere publication for information on activities and entertainment in Georgia. Four issues are published each year, and the magazines are distributed in all 11 Georgia Welcome Centers, in local visitor bureaus, in hotels, and numerous other outlets as well as to subscribers. Subscription is $10 per year. Contents are copyrighted and may not be reproduced without permission.

Enjoy Fresh Georgia Peaches May Through August 888-288-9742 www.peachblossomtrail.com

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HHLABOR DAY EVENTSHH Labor Day Catfish Festival in Kingsland The 31st Annual Labor Day Catfish Festival will be held in downtown Kingsland August 31September 2. The festival will kick off Saturday at 7am with a 5K run sponsored by the Camden Miracle League (www.camdenmiracleleague.com). More than 75 booths featuring handmade original arts & crafts, antiques, and collectibles will be open Saturday and Sunday from 12-6pm and Monday from 9am-6pm. There will also be an antique classic car, truck, and tractor exhibition by the Southeast Georgia Car and Truck Club. Free outdoor performances on Saturday through Monday will feature many bands and entertainers. Visitors are encouraged to take lawn chairs and beach blankets. Reserved seating for the elderly and disabled will be available. The weekend menu will include succulent Southern Fried Catfish or Catfish Nuggets, grits or fries, coleslaw, hushpuppies, and iced tea. Serving time will begin at 12pm each day. A variety of other festival foods will be available; and the Kingsland Lions Club will serve a pancake breakfast on Labor Day. The Labor Day parade at 10am will feature Kingsley the Lion, Cecil the Catfish, and the Camden County High School Marching Band. The amusement area, open from Saturday noon through Monday evening, will feature pony rides, kiddie train, inflatables, bungee jump, and other attractions. For information, call 912-729-2409 or visit www.kingslandcatfishfestival.com.

August 29 – ATLANTA – Celebration of American Jazz & Soul, Center Stage, 8pm. 404-885-1365. 30 – SAUTEE – Labor Day Weekend Kick-Off Music Pickin’ on the Porch. 706-878-0144. 30-31 – SAUTEE – Folk Pottery Show/Sale, Art Center. 706-878-3300. 30-Sept. 1 – DECATUR – AJC Decatur Book Festival. 404-471-5769. 30-Sept. 1 – PINE MOUNTAIN – Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival, Callaway Gardens. 800callaway. 30-Sept. 1 – TYBEE ISLAND – Tybee Arts Association Show & Sale. 912-786-5920. 30-Sept. 2 – ATLANTA – DragonCon, Downtown. 770-909-0115. 30-Sept. 2 – WARM SPRINGS – Swim the Historic Pools, F. D. Roosevelt’s Little White House. 706-655-5870. 31 – RICHMOND HILL – Labor Day at Fort McAllister. 912-727-2339. 31 – SAVANNAH – Savannah Craft Brew Festival. 877-savannah. 31-Sept. 1 – ATLANTA – Chick fil-A Kickoff Game, Georgia Dome. 404-223-9200. 31-Sept. 1 – BLAIRSVILLE – Mountain Heritage Festival, Mtn. Life Museum. 706-745-5493. 31-Sept. 1 – ST. SIMONS ISLAND – Antique Show, Pier Village. 912-267-7822. 31-Sept. 2 – BLUE RIDGE – Blue Ridge Scenic Railway excursion from Blue Ridge to McCaysville

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and return. 11am-3pm. 877-413-TRAIN. 31-Sept. 2 – KINGSLAND – Labor Day Weekend Catfish Festival, Dwntwn. 912-729-5999. 31-Sept. 2 – MARIETTA – Art in the Park, Glover Park. 404-966-8497. 31-Sept. 2 – STONE MOUNTAIN PARK – Labor Day Weekend. 770-498-5690. 31-Sept. 18 – WATKINSVILLE – Perspectives 2013: 11th Annual Georgia Pottery Invitational, OCAF. 706-769-4565.

September 1 – ATLANTA – Pure Heat Community Festival, Piedmont Park. 404-875-7275. 1 – RICHMOND HILL – Labor Day at Fort McAllister. 912-727-2339. 1-2 – NEWNAN – Powers Festival. 770-2542627. 1-2 – SAVANNAH – River Street Labor Day Celebration. 912-234-0295. 2 – BLUE RIDGE – Labor Day BBQ, Downtown City Park. 706-455-3818. 2 – MIDWAY – Labor Day Commemoration, Fort Morris. 912-884-5999. 2 – TYBEE ISLAND – Labor Day Beach Bash. 912-786-5444. 2 – WARM SPRINGS – Labor Day Celebration, Village. 800-337-1927. 3 – ATLANTA – ESPN Game Day, Centennial Olympic Park. 404-223-4412.

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Garden and Nature Events All Summer June 1, July 2 – Wild Cave Tours, Cloudland Canyon State Park, Rising Fawn. 706-913-7170. June 7, July 13 – Critter Call, Tugaloo State Park, Lavonia. 706-356-4362. June 7-Aug. 30 – Fabulous Fridays, Callaway Gardens, Robin Lake Beach, 4-9pm. June 11, 18, July 2, 9, 16, Aug. 6, 13, 20 – WellSeasoned Chef Series, Atlanta Botanical Garden. June 19, 25, July 17, 23, Aug. 21, 27 – Fresh Plates Series, Atlanta Botanical Garden. June 30, July 6-7 – Gorge Floor Hikes, Tallulah Falls, 10:30am. 706-754-7981.

June 1 – Already Taken & The 49 Sound Concert, 7pm, Dunwoody Nature Center. 1 – Pond & Garden Tour; Party with Vince Dooley, Cartersville. 770-386-6767. 1-30 – Organ Concerts, Callaway Gardens, (except Tues. & Thurs.), 2-4pm. 6 – Curb Appeal, Atlanta Botanical Garden, 6:30pm. 7 – James Castro, Josh Osborne, Jeff Silver Concert, Chattahoochee Nature Center. 8 – Teddy Bear Picnic, Chattahoochee Nature Center. 8 – North Georgia Daylily Show/Sale, State Botanical Garden. 8 – Endangered Species Day, Atlanta Botanical Garden. 8 – Lavender Festival, Barrington Hall, Roswell. 770-640-3855. 13-15 – McCorkle’s Giant Plant Sale, Neals Mill Farm, Thomson. 706-595-6052. 13-15 – Sunflower Farm Opens, Rutledge. 404-433-5646. 15 – The Liberators Concert, 7pm, Dunwoody Nature Center. 15 – Succulent Dish Gardening, Atlanta Botanical Garden, 10am. 20 – Pickled Vegetables, State Botanical Garden, 2pm. 22 – Medical Plants & Aromatherapy, Chattahoochee Nature Center. 27 – Jams & Jellies, State Botanical Garden.

July 1-31 – Organ Concerts, Callaway Gardens, (except Tues. & Thurs.), 2-4pm. 6-7 – Sunflower Farm Festival, Rutledge. 404-433-5646. 13 – Pickling & Preserving, Atlanta Botanical Garden, 3pm. 13-14 – Flying Colors Butterfly Festival, Chattahoochee Nature Center. 23 – Turn Red Clay to Soil, Atlanta Botanical Garden, 6:30pm.

MASSEE LANE GARDENS. The Lavaglut Rose is in the Scheibert Rose Garden which was installed in 1985 by Dr. C. David Scheibert and dedicated to his wife Jean and mother Luella. More than 150 roses fill the area. Massee Lane, a 100+ acre botanical garden, is located in Fort Valley. 877-422-6355.

August 1 – Shade Gardening, Atlanta Botanical Garden, 6:30pm. 3 – James Whistler Butterfly Day, Museum of Fine Art, Madison. 706-485-4530. 3-31 – Organ Concerts, Callaway Gardens, Sat. & Sun., 2-4pm. 10 – Astronomy Night, Ga. Veterans State Park, Cordele. 229-276-2371. 22 – Plan Your Autumn Veggie Garden, Atlanta Botanical Garden, 6:30pm. 24 – Start Your Autumn Veggie Seeds, Atlanta Botanical Garden, 9:30am. 24 – Gold Fever, Smithgall Woods, 9am.

Garden & Nature Centers in Georgia • Ashantilly Center, Darien . . . . . . . . . . . .912-437-4473 • Atlanta Botanical Garden . . . . . . . . . . .404-876-5859 • Bamboo/Coastal Gdns., Savannah . . .912-921-5460 • Barrington Hall, Roswell . . . . . . . . . . . .770-640-3855 • Birdsong Nature Ctr., Thomasville . . . .800-953-bird • Callaway Gardens, Pine Mt. . . . . . . . . .800-Callaway • Chattahoochee Nat. Ctr., Roswell . . . . .770-992-2055 • Columbus Botanical Garden . . . . . . . .706-327-8400 • Dunwoody Nature Center . . . . . . . . . . .770-394-3322 • Elachee Nature Center, Gainesville . . .770-535-1976 • Flint RiverQuarium, Albany . . . . . . . . . .229-639-2650 • Ga. Mt. Research Ctr., Blairsville . . . . .706-745-2655 • GSU Botanical Gdn., Statesboro . . . . .912-871-1149 • Hills & Dales Estate, LaGrange . . . . . .706-882-3242 • Massee Lane, Fort Valley . . . . . . . . . . . .478-967-2358 • Oakland Island, Savannah . . . . . . . . . . .912-898-3980 • Oxbow Meadows, Columbus . . . . . . . .706-687-4090 • Phinizy Swamp, Augusta . . . . . . . . . . . .706-828-2109 • Smithgall Woods, Helen . . . . . . . . . . . . .706-878-3087 • State Botanical Garden, Athens . . . . . .706-542-1244 • Tybee Island Marine Center . . . . . . . . .912-786-5917

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METRO ATLANTA Concerts at Heritage Sandy Springs This Summer Heritage Sandy Springs will present Concerts by the Springs one Sunday evening each month through September. The concerts, which are free and open to the public, will be held from 7-8:30pm at Heritage Green on The Sandy Springs Society Entertainment Lawn, 6110 Bluestone Road, Sandy Springs. Celebrating its 17th year, the 2013 season will offer something for all ages and audiences: June 2, Gwen Hughes & The Retro Jazz Kats (www.retrojazz kats.com); July 14, The A-Town A-List (www.atowna list.com); August 4, The Mustangs (www.the mustangs.net); and September 8, the Kinchafoonee Cowboys (www.kinchafooneecowboys.com). A new endeavor at Heritage Sandy Springs this The A-Town A-List is in concert July 14. year will be Rhythm & Brews, an open-air happy hour series that invites a young and diverse audience to enjoy regional live music in a beautiful outdoor setting. The new series, Rhythm & Brews, embraces regional roots, presenting a variety of musical genres of both up-and-coming and established artists whose origins are deeply rooted in the region. Concerts will be held through August on the last Thursday of each month at The Sandy Springs Society Entertainment Lawn at Heritage Green. Doors will open at 6pm with the concerts from 6:30-8pm. Admission will be $5 for ages 21 and up, $2 for ages 13-20, and free for ages 12 and under. Performing will be von Grey on June 27, The Deadfields on July 25, and Old You on August 29. For information visit www.VisitSandySprings.org or www.heritagesandysprings.org or call toll-free 866-511-7742.

All Summer Events

July 20, 27, Aug. 10, 24 — Movies by Moonlight, Taylor-Brawner Park, Smyrna, Dark. 770-431-2842.

Thru Aug. 4, Aug. 10, 17, 24, 31, Sept. 12 – Lasershow, Stone Mt. Park. 770-498-5690. June 1-17 – Froggie Went A-Courtin’, Bulloch Hall, Roswell, 10am. 770-992-1731. 1 – Atlanta Sacred Chorale Season Finale, June 1, July 6, Aug. 3 – Roswell Riverside Schwartz Center. 404-915-4541. Park Concerts, Sat., Sun., Mon., 7-9pm. 7701 – Brew Moon Summerfest, Downtown 640-3253. Alpharetta, 6:30-11pm. 678-297-2811. June 1, 28, July 26, Aug. 23 – Glover Park 1 – West End’s Music Soiree, The Wren’s Concert Series, Marietta Square, 8pm. 770-794Nest, 7pm. 678-913-4664. 5601. 1-2 – Atlanta Food and Wine Festival, June 4-Aug. 29 – Music at Noon, Centennial Loews Atlanta Hotel. 404-474-7330. Olympic Pk., Tues. & Thurs., 12-1pm. 404-223-4412. 1-2 – Atlanta Food & Wine Festival, 11th June 5-Aug. 28 – Wednesday WindDown, Street & Peachtree Walk. 877-725-8849. Centennial Olympic Pk., 5:30-8pm. 404-223-4412. 1-2 – Virginia Highland Summerfest. 404June 6, July 4, Aug. 1 – First Thursday Art 874-2084. Walk, Dntn. Atlanta, 5-8pm. 404-658-1877. 1-2 – Georgia Renaissance Festival, FairJune 7, July 5, Aug. 2 – First Friday Art burn, Sat. & Sun. 770-964-8575. Walk, Marietta Square, 5-9pm. 800-451-3480. 1-9 – Modern Atlanta Design is Human. June 7, July 12, Aug. 9 – Dive Into Shabbat No phone. Pool Party, Marcus Jewish Center, Dunwoody. 2 – Salsa Festival, Atlantic Station, Noon. 678-812-4161. 404-350-0200. June 7-Aug. 30 – Martinis & IMAX, 2 – Concert by the Springs with Gwen Fernbank, Fri. 6:30-11pm. 404-929-6300. Hughes & Retro Jazz Kats, Heritage Green, June 8, 22, July 13, 27, Aug. 10,24 – Park Sandy Springs. 7-8:30pm. 404-851-9111. Market, Centennial Olympic Pk. 404-223-4412. 6-9 – Scott Antique Market, Atlanta Expo June 16, July 21, Aug. 18 – Third Sundae, Center. 740-569-2800 or 404-361-2000. Barrington Hall, Roswell. 770-640-3855. 7 – Scott Douglas Steel Drums, CourtJune 20, July 18, Aug. 15 – Alive After house, Lawrenceville, 11am. 770-822-5450. Five, Roswell Historic District. 770-640-3253. 8 – Cumberland Collective Concert, June 29-30, July 27-28, Aug. 24-25 – Smyrna Village Green, 7-10pm. 770-434-6600. Alpharetta Art in the Park, Old Milton Park. 8 – Tunes from the Tombs Music Festival, 678-297-2811. Oakland Cemetery, 1-8pm. 404-688-2107. 6 GUIDE TO GEORGIA / www.guidetogeorgia.com / June / July / August 2013

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METRO ATLANTA Southeastern Railway Museum in Duluth “Georgia’s Official Transportation History Museum” has an extensive collection of railway rolling stock from the last two centuries, including vintage steam and diesel locomotives, passenger and private cars, a WWII troop kitchen, a railway post office car, freight cars, and cabooses. Pride of place goes to Superb, a private car used by Presidents Harding and Wilson for official travel. The museum is also home to historic buses from MARTA and its predecessor systems, as well as steam tractors, vintage cabs and firefighting equipment. A restored 1871 passenger depot marks the museum entrance. The annual Locomotive Celebration on June 8-9 will include temporary caboose tattoos, locomotive hunt, refreshments, and a kids’ craft corner. Trains, Trucks, and Tractors on August 3-4 will offer refreshments, temporary tattoos, craft corner for children, hayrides, and exhibits of tractors, trucks and other vehicles, both old and new. The second Thursday of each month features programs geared towards preschoolers. Located at 3595 Buford Highway in Duluth, the Museum follows a seasonal schedule; days and hours of operation are available on the website. With ad on page 9 one free train ride with each paid admission. For more information, visit www.SoutheasternRailwayMuseum.org or phone 770-476-2013.

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Turner Field. 404-522-7630. 22-23 – Civil War Living Encampment, Bulloch Hall, Roswell. 770-640-3855. 27 – Rhythm & Brews with Von Grey, Heritage Sandy Springs, 6-8pm. 404-851-9111. 28 – Jamey Johnson & Merle Haggard, The Masquerade. 404-577-8178. 29 – Line Dance Marathon, Lucky Shoals Park Center, 6-12pm. 678-277-0860. 29-30 – Old Fourth Ward Park Arts Festival. 404-590-7275.

8-9 – Baby Shower & Toddler Expo, Atlanta Conv. Center at Americasmart. 888-814-2752. 8-9 – Locomotive Celebration, Southeastern Railway Museum, Duluth. 770-476-2013. 8-9 – Midsummer Night’s Dream, Wheeler Black Box Theatre, Marietta. 404-692-CCYP. 8-9 – Peachtree Hills Arts & Crafts Festival. 404-845-0793. 8-9 – Peachtree Corners Festival, Corners Parkway. 678-492-6114. 9 – Alpharetta City Band Concert, Adult Activity Center, 3pm. 678-297-6140. (See pages 26-27 for Independence Day events.) 9 – Bridal Show, Courthouse, Lawrenceville, 11 – Tribute to Dale Murphy, Turner Field. 1-4pm. 770-822-5450. 404-522-7630. 9 –Sacred Heart June Singing, Big Creek Prim11-14 – Scott Antique Market, Atlanta itive Baptist Church, Alpharetta. 770-490-4232. Expo Center. 740-569-2800 or 404-361-2000. 12-15 – Atlanta Fest (Christian Music 12-21 – Atlanta Summer Arts Festival, Festival), Stone Mountain Park. 800-783-8839. Greenbriar Mall. 919-604-3647. 14 – Beach Party, Decatur Square, 5-11pm. 404-370-4100. 14-15 – Cobb NAACP’s Juneteenth Cele975 West Peachtree Street at 10th Street bration, Glover Park, Marietta. 770-425-5757. ATLANTA, GEORGIA 14-16 – Georgia Celebrates Quilts, Cobb Civic Center. 404-843-1040. All-suite hotel; Elegant 15 – Antique Appraisal, Smith Plantation kitchenettes; Luxurious Home, Roswell, 11am-1pm. 770-641-3978. continental 15 – Back to the River Race (8M) & breakfast; Festival. 770-640-3253. complimentary 15 – Birthday Bash Block Party, Centennial dinner Olympic Park. 404-223-4412. (Mon.-Thurs.) 15 – SOS Band, Con Funk Shun, Christopher Located two blocks from I-75/85, Williams, Riverdale Town Ctr., 8pm. 770-909-5300. next to Midtown MARTA station. 21 – Movie Night, Hapeville Football 404-876-5003 / 800-642-3629 Stadium, 7:30pm. 404-669-8269. www.regencysuites.com 22 – Glow in the Dark 5K Dance Party, June / July / August 2013 / www.guidetogeorgia.com / GUIDE TO GEORGIA 7

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METRO ATLANTA Scott Antique Market in Atlanta The Scott Antique Market at the Atlanta Expo Centers, the world’s largest monthly indoor antique show, features two buildings stocked full of pretty much every antique imaginable. With 366,000 square feet to explore, and over 3,500 booths, plus outdoor shopping and even a courtyard of merchandise, it’s almost impossible to leave without finding exactly what you’re looking for, according to the show’s organizers. All things antique wind up at the Scott Antique Market – antique furniture, vintage hardware, rare art, stunning glassware, heirloom silver, incredible jewelry, and so much more. The Scott Antique Market, described as “America’s favorite treasure hunt,” always takes place the second weekend of every month at the Atlanta Expo Centers which straddle I-285 at Exit 55. Parking is free; admission is only $5; and a complimentary shuttle goes between both buildings. Show hours are Thursdays 12:45-6pm, Fridays & Saturdays 9am-6pm, and Sundays 10am-4pm. Upcoming shows will be June 6-9, July 11-14, August 8-11, and Sept. 12-15. For a complete list of show dates and more information on Scott Antique Markets, visit www.scottantique market.com or call 740-569-2800.

13 – JoyFest (Gospel), Six Flags Over Georgia. 770-948-9290. 13 – Sailing to Denver Concert, Smyrna Village Green, 7-10pm. 770-434-6600. 13 — Steve Miller Band, Turner Field. 404522-7630. 14 – Concert by the Springs with A-Town A-List, Heritage Green, Sandy Springs. 7-8:30pm. 404-851-9111. 18-21 – Africa Umoja. Atlanta Civic Center. 404-658-7159. 18-21 – National Black Arts Festival. 404730-7315. 19 – Downtown Live Concert, Jess Lucas Park, Hapeville, 7pm. 404-669-8269. 20 – The Manhattans & Stone City Band, Riverdale Town Center, 8pm. 770-909-5300. 23-28 – Atlanta International Fashion Week, 200 Peachtree. 800-867-3099. 25 – Rhythm & Brews with The Deadfields, Heritage Sandy Springs, 6-8pm. 404-851-9111. 26-27 – Atlanta Gospel Fest Music, Georgia Int’l. Conv. Center, College Park. 678-244-9800. 27 – Atlanta Ice Cream Festival, Piedmont Park. 404-875-7275. 27 – Chattahoochee River Summer Splash (6M Float), Morgan Falls to Powers Island, Sandy Springs. 678-538-1200 or 866-511-7742. 27-Aug. 4 – Downtown Restaurant Week. 404-658-1877.

Railway Museum, Duluth. 770-476-2013. 4 – Concert by the Springs with The Mustangs, Heritage Green, Sandy Springs. 7-8:30pm. 404-851-9111. 6 – National Night Out, Wills Park, Alpharetta, 6-9pm. 678-297-6309. 8-11 – Scott Antique Market, Atlanta Expo Center. 740-569-2800 or 404-361-2000. 10 – Praise in the Park, Centennial Olympic Park. 404-223-4412. 16 – Downtown Live Concert, Jess Lucas Park, Hapeville, 7pm. 404-669-8269. 17 – BBQ, Blues, & Bluegrass Festival, Harmony Park, Decatur, 4-10pm. 404-370-4100. 17 – Christian Music Festival Celebration, Six Flags Over Georgia. 770-948-9290. 17 – Trilogy Trolley Crawl: Bulloch House, Barrington Hall, Smith Plantation, Roswell, 7-11pm. 770-640-3253. 17-18 – Piedmont Park Summer Arts & Crafts Festival. 404-875-7275. 18 – Bridal Extravaganza, Atlanta Convention Center at Ameraicasmart. 888-814-2752. 23-24 – Kennesaw’s Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival, Adams Park. 770-422-9714. 24 – South Metro Caribbean Festival, Clayton Co. Int’l. Park, Jonesboro. 770-477-3766. 26 – Festival Peachtree Latino, Piedmont Park. 404-875-7275. 29 – Rhythm & Brews with Old You, Heritage Sandy Springs, 6-8pm. 404-851-9111. (See page 4 for Labor Day Weekend events.)

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3 – Old Soldiers Day Parade, Downtown Alpharetta, 9:15am. Road Race 6am. 678-297-6048. 3 – Smyrna Birthday Celebration with Smokey’s Farmland Bank and Bank & Shane, Smyrna Village Green, 6-10pm. 770-434-6600. 3-4 – Trains, Trucks, Tractors, Southeastern

12-15 – Scott Antique Market, Atlanta Expo Center. 740-569-2800 or 404-361-2000.

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Events sometimes change, so phone for information before driving long distances.

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Sporting Events BASEBALL Home Schedules ATLANTA BRAVES

ROME BRAVES

June 1-2 . . . . . . .NATIONALS June 2-5 . . . . . . . . . . .PIRATES June 14-16 . . . . . . . . .GIANTS Jun3 17-20 . . . . . . . . . . .METS June 28-30 . . . . . . . .D’BACKS July 2-4 . . . . . . . . . .MARLINS July 11-14 . . . . . . . . . . . .REDS July 26-28 . . . . . .CARDINALS July 29-Aug. 1 . . . . .ROCKIES Aug. 9-11 . . . . . . . .MARLINS Aug. 12-14 . . . . . . . .PHILLIES Aug. 16-18 . . . . .NATIONALS Aug. 27-29 . . . . . . . .INDIANS Aug. 30-Sept. 1 . . . .MARLINS 404-577-9100 www.atlantabraves.com

June 1-2 . . . . . . . . . .HICKORY June 7-9 . . . . . . .SAVANNAH June 20-23 . . . .CHARLESTON June 24-26 . . . .KANNAPOLIS July 4-7 . . . . . . . . .ASHEVILLE July 17-19 . . . . . .LEXINGTON July 20-23 . . . . .LAKEWOOD Aug. 1-4 . . . . . . .LEXINGTON Aug. 5-7 . . . . . . . . .AUGUSTA Aug. 13-15 . . . . .SAVANNAH Aug. 16-19 . . . .CHARLESTON Aug. 27-29 . . . . .SAVANNAH 706-378-5144 www.romebraves.com

AUGUSTA GREENJACKETS

June 4-6 . . . . . . . .LEXINGTON June 10-12 . . . . . . .ASHEVILLE June 13-16 . . . . .GREENVILLE June 27-30 . . . . . . . . . .ROME July 1-3 . . . . . . . . . .HICKORY July 9-11 . . . . . . . .AUGUSTA July 12-15 . . . . . .GREENVILLE July 25-28 . . . . . . .AUGUSTA Aug. 5-7 . . . . . .CHARLESTON Aug. 8-11 . . . . . . . . .HICKORY Aug. 23-25 . .WEST VIRGINIA Aug. 30-31 . . . . .GREENVILLE 912-351-9150 www.sandgnats.com

June 1-2 . . . . . .CHARLESTON June 7-9 . . . . . . . .LEXINGTON June 20-23 . . . .KANNAPOLIS June 24-26 . . . . .SAVANNAH July 4-7 . . . . . .CHARLESTON July 17-19 . . . . .LAKEWOOD July 20-23 . . . . . . .ASHEVILLE July 29-31 . . . . . . . . . . .ROME Aug. 1-4 . . . . . .CHARLESTON Aug. 13-15 . . . . .GREENVILLE Aug. 16-19 . . . . .SAVANNAH Aug. 27-29 . . . . .LEXINGTON 706-736-7889 greenjacketsbaseball.com

SAVANNAH SAND GNATS

FOOTBALL

ARENA FOOTBALL

Home Schedule ATLANTA FALCONS

Home Schedules COLUMBUS LIONS

Aug. 8 . . . . . . . . . . .BENGALS Aug. 29 . . . . . . . . . .JAGUARS 404-223-8444 www.atlantafalcons.com

June 2 . . . . . . . .LEIGH VALLEY June 8 . . . . . . . . . . . .ALBANY 706-653-4460 www.columbuslions.net

Events sometimes change, so phone for information before driving long distances.

ROLLER DERBY Home Schedules ATLANTA ROLLERGIRLS June 22 . . . . . . . . . . . . .DSDG Sake Tuyas vs. Toxic Shocks July 20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .DSDG Denim Demons vs. Apocalypstix Aug. 17 . .Bout 1 & Bout 2 TBA www.atlantarollergirls.com

MARIETTA DERBY DARLINS June 8 . . . . . .Cap City Vixens vs. Rome Roller Girls June 8 . . . .Spartanburg Deadly Dolls vs. MDD Aug. 24 . . . . .G Force vs. TBA Kannapolis Rollergirls vs. MDD www.mariettaderby darlins.com

SAVANNAH DERBY DEVILS June 15 . . . . . . . . . .ATLANTA July 20 . . . . . . .CHARLESTON Aug. 17 . . . . . . . .AUSTIN, TX www.savannahderby.com

BASKETBALL Home Schedule ATLANTA DREAM June 7 . . . . . . . . . .NEW YORK June 14 . . . . . . . . . . .SEATTLE June 16 . . . . . . . . . .CHICAGO June 25 . . . . . . . . . .INDIANA June 28 . . . . . .WASHINGTON June 30 . . . . .SAN ANTONIO July 24 . . . . . .CONNECTICUT Aug. 11 . . . . . . . .NEW YORK Aug. 16 . . . . .CONNECTICUT Aug. 18 . . . . . .WASHINGTON Aug. 20 . . . . . . . .MINNESOTA Aug. 24 . . . . . . . . . .CHICAGO Aug. 28 . . . . . .WASHINGTON Sept. 2 . . . . . . .LOS ANGELES 404-604-2626 www.AtlantaDream.net

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Sporting Events Chattahoochee River Summer Splash The coolest way to escape the heat this summer will be at the 6th Annual Summer Splash at the Chattahoochee River on Saturday, July 27. Guests are invited to bring their kayak, canoe, or raft, or rent one from the local outfitters. The six mile float lasts about three hours, depending upon the river’s current and amount of paddling. The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area and Sandy Springs Hospitality & Tourism host this signature event each year, and this year they have teamed up with Cooper Global Transportation and the City of Sandy Springs. Make sure you register early for the event to ensure your spot on the river. After the float there will be music, food, and fun waiting for everyone to enjoy at Powers Island. Parking for Summer Splash is at Powers Island, and a shuttle will transport participants to Morgan Falls to begin the float. Register for the Summer Splash by calling the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA) at 678 538-1200 or visiting on the website at www.nps.gov/chat.

BIKING

RACING

June 1-8 . . . . . . . . . . . Bike Ride Across Georgia 770-498-5153 June 30 . . . . . . . Hospitality Hwy. Century Ride (9M, 22M, 45M, 62M, 101M), Exit 7 off GA 400 Sandy Springs, 5:15am, 866-511-7742 July 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Senoia Pedal for Pets (12M, 33M, 66M, 99M), 678-498-2196

Braselton, 800-849-race, www.roadatlanta.com June 6-9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WERA Cycle Jam June 14-16, Aug. 3-4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NASA Jam July 13-14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SCCA Double SARRC

HIKES & RUNS (See www.atlantatrackclub.org for races.)

FISHING June 22-23, July 27-28, Aug. 24-25 . . . Callaway Gardens Fly Fishing School Pine Mountain, 800-callaway

GOLFING Aug. 3-4. . . . . . Arthur Bacon Golf Tournament Fox Creek Golf Club, Smyrna, 770-435-1000

WATERSPORTS

ROAD ATLANTA

ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY Hampton, 770-946-4211, www.atlantamotorspeedway.com June 6-July 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thursday Thunder June 8. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Zombie Run June 7-Aug. 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friday Night Drags Aug. 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Graffiti Run Aug. 10. . . . . . . . . . . . . Global Rallycross Atlanta Aug. 30 . . . . . . . NASCAR Spring Cup Qualifying Aug. 31. . . . . . . . . . . NASCAR Nationwide Series Sept. 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AdvoCare 500

ATLANTA DRAGWAY Commerce, 770-682-3782, www.atlantadragway.com June 1-2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chevy High Performance Magazine Nationals June 7-Aug. 23 . . . . . . . . . . . . YearOne Fast Friday June 15, 22, 29. . . . . . . Summit ET Bracket Racing July 13-Aug. 24 . . . Saturday Night Summit Series

June 22, July 27, Aug. 24 . . . . . . Paddle the Flint Albany, 7:15am, 229-639-2650 SILVER DOLLAR RACEWAY July 19-20 . . . . . . Augusta Southern Nationals Reynolds, 478-847-4414, (Boat Races), 803-278-4849 www.silverdollarraceway.com July 27. . . . . . . . Chattahoochee River Summer June 1-2,15,29, July 6,20, Aug. 3,17,31 . ET Racing Splash (6M Float), Morgan Falls to Powers Island June 1-2,15,29, July 6, Aug. 3,17,31 . . . . JR Racing Sandy Springs, 678-538-1200 June 8,22, July 13,27, Aug. 10 . Hard Tire Shootout Aug. 10-11 . . . . . . Paddle Under Perseids, Hard June 8,22, July 13,27, Aug. 10 . . Super Street Series Labor Creek St. Pk., Rutledge, 706-557-3001 Aug. 11-12. . . . . . . . . . . Pro Watercross Racing Oglethorpe Speedway Park . . . . . . . . . . . Pooler 912-964-8200, www.ospracing.net Tugaloo St. Pk., 706-716-1767 10 GUIDE TO GEORGIA / www.guidetogeorgia.com / June / July / August 2013


Sporting Events MISCELLANEOUS

EQUESTRIAN SHOWS

June 16 . . . Callaway Gardens Spring Triathlon Pine Mountain, 800-callaway June 19-23. . . . . WWE Live, Albany Civic Center 800-745-3000 July 16-21 . . . . . USSSA Fast Pitch World Series Alpharetta North Park, 678-297-2811 July 24-30 . S.E. Regional Little League Softball Tournament, Warner Robins, 888-288-wrga Aug. 1-9 . . S.E. Regional Little League Baseball Tournament, Warner Robins, 888-288-wrga Aug. 23-25. . . . . . . . . Georgia Special Olympics Warner Robins, 888-288-wrga Sept. 18-21 . . . . . . . . Georgia Golden Olympics Warner Robins, 888-288-wrga

June 21-22 . . . . . . . .Circle N Rodeo, Union Co. Saddle Club, Blairsville, 877-745-5789 June 22-23 . . . . .Mountain Top Rodeo, R Ranch Dahlonega, 800-231-5543 July 19-20 . . . . . . . . . .Chas. Davis PRCA Rodeo Davis Cattle Co. Arena, Ringgold, 423-903-9721 Aug. 16-17 . . . . . . . .Blue Ridge Kiwanis Rodeo Fairgrounds, 706-632-6644

GEORGIA INTERNATIONAL HORSE PARK Conyers, 888-860-4224, www.conyersga.com June 8 . . . . . . . . . . Muddy Buddy Adventure Race June 8-9, July 20-21. . . . . . . . . . . Dressage Shows June 12-16. . . . . . . . . . . Atlanta Summer Classic I June 19-3 . . . . . . . . . . . Atlanta Summer Classic II June 22-23 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zombie Apocalypse July 5-7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stars & Stripes Circuit July 20-21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fox Classics Aug. 17. . . . . . . . . . Health, Beauty, Business Expo Aug. 24-25. . . . Big Haynes Creek Wildlife Festival Aug. 24-25. . . . . . . . . GQHA State Championship

WILLS PARK Alpharetta, 404-518-9198, www.alpharetta.ga.us June 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mid Summer Classic June 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Rolling Hills Saddle Club June 15-16 . .Good Old Summertime Horse Show June 22-23 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Elite Show Jumping June 29-30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Cheryl & Co. July 5-7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Horseshow Ventures July 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Rolling Hills Saddle Club July 19-21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ticket to Ride Benefit July 27-28 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Elite Show Jumping Aug. 3-4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .GDCTA Aug. 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . .Rolling Hills Saddle Club Aug. 17-18 . . . . . .The Jump Ahead Benefit Show Aug. 24-25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Brownwood Farms Aug. 30-31 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Elite Show Jumping

SOCCER (See www.usyouthsoccer.org or www.soccerga.com)

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Entertainment Venues in Georgia AARON’S AMPHITHEATRE at Lakewood Atlanta, 404-627-9704, www.lakewoodamphitheatre.org

June 6 June 23 June 27 June 29 July 12 July 14

Rascal Flatts & Band Perry Brad Paisley, Chris Young, Lee Brice Pitbull & Kesha Bob Dylan, Wilco, My Morning Jacket Lil Wayne, T. I. & Future Luke Bryan, Thompson Square, Fla. Ga. Line July 20 311 Cypress Hill, G. Love, Special Sauce July 25 Vans Warper Tour July 30 Rockstar Energy, Mayhem Festival July 31 Train, The Script, Gavin DeGraw Aug. 3 Matchbox, Twenty, Goo Goo Girls Aug. 10 Flashback Festival Aug. 29 Blake Shelton, Easton Corbin, Jana Kramer

ATLANTA BOTANICAL GARDEN

404-876-5859, www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org

June 23 June 28 July 12 July 19 July 26 Aug. 9 Aug. 10 Aug. 18

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo The B-52’s Carolina Chocolate Drops Boz Scags Lyle Lovett & His Acoustic Group Mary Chapin Carpenter/Shawn Colvin Bruce Hornsby/Railroad Earth Roger Hodgson

AUGUSTA ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX 706-722-3521, www.augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

June 3-4 June 18 June 27 July 27 Aug. 8

Sesame Street Live-Elmo Makes Music Earth, Wind, & Fire James Fortune, Vickie Winans Augusta Outdoor Expo Mindless Behavior

CHASTAIN PARK AMPHITHEATRE

Atlanta, 888-292-8495, www.chastaintickets.com

June 5 June 10 June 14-15 June 20 June 28 June 29 July 3 July 6 July 7 July 10 July 13

Sounds of Simon & Garfunkel w/ASO Sting Joan Baez & Indigo Girls Heart Straight No Chaser John Lennon Tribute/Tim Piper/ASO Victoria Justice Maxwell Harry Connick, Jr. Summer Soul Jam Heads of State, After 7, Al B. Sure, Color Me Badd July 19 Anita Baker July 20 Yacht Rock Revival Aug. 4 Jonas Brothers Aug. 7 Regeneration Tour Aug. 9 Gipsy Kings Aug. 10 Under The Sun Concert Aug. 14 Kansas & Toto Aug. 15 One Republic Aug. 16-17 Sunset Jazz Aug. 18 Josh Groban Aug. 21 The LP Tour Aug. 23 Cheech & Chong

ART PLACE

770-509-2700, Marietta, www.theartplace.us

June 1 June 14-15 Aug. 24

Mixx Encore Show Legally Blonde Courtney Renee Jazz Band

CALLANWOLDE

Atlanta, 404-872-5338, www.callanwolde.org

June 14 June 28 July 12 July 26 Aug. 9 Aug. 23

Jazz: Ike Stubblefield & Friends Jazz: Serenata Band Jazz: Scott Glazer’s Mojo Dojo Jazz: Ted Howe Trio Jazz: J. Madoca & Co. Tango Night

COBB ENERGY CENTRE

Atlanta, 770-916-2800, www.cobbenergycentre.com

June 4 June 6 June 8 June 15 June 19-22 June 23 June 28 July 12

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Cody Simpson Legend of Zelda Kevin James Daniel Tosh The Rascals: Once Upon A Dream Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy Bill Cosby Village People

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Entertainment Venues in Georgia CLASSIC CENTER

Athens, 800-918-6393, www.classiccenter.com

July 13-14

Athens Dawg Derby Flyball Tournament Maternity & Baby Fair Evening of Bluegrass Groovy Nights Benefit

Aug. 3 Aug. 16 Aug. 24

COBB GALLERIA CENTRE

Atlanta, 770-989-5095, www.cobbgalleria.com

June 1-2 Blade Show & Int’l. Cutlery Fair June 14-15 Battle of Atlanta World Karate Championship July 5-8 FILA National Basketball Tourn. July 14-20 Nat’l. Model Railroad Convention July 19-21 Nat’l. Train Show July 25-27 S. E. Homeschool Expo Aug. 10-11 Atlanta Truck Jeep Fest Aug. 22 Good Eating Great Cause

COLUMBUS CIVIC CENTER

HERITAGE SANDY SPRINGS

404-851-9111, www.heritagesandysprings.org

June 2 June 27 July 14 July 25 Aug. 4 Aug. 29

Gwen Hughes & Retro Jazz Kats Von Grey A-Town A-List The Deadfields The Mustangs Old You

706-494-8330, www.columbusciviccenter.org

June 15 Big Boy Toys Extravaganza June 22 Denim & Diamonds Concert/Band Perry

GEORGIA WORLD CONGRESS CENTER Atlanta, 404-223-4000, www.gwcc.com

June 16 June 22 June 29-30 July 2-3 July 6

Real Men Cook V103 Car & Bike Show Atlanta’s Black Family Expo Peachtree Health & Fitness Expo Ga. Bodybuilding & Figure Championship Aug. 31-Sept. 1 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game

GWINNETT CENTER

Duluth, 800-224-6422, www.gwinnettcenter.com

FOX THEATRE

Atlanta, 404-881-2100, www.foxtheatre.org

June 2 June 4 June 6 June 14-29 June 26 July 27 Aug. 2-11 Aug. 20-25 Aug. 30

Rebirth! The Musical Kings of the Mic Tour The Postal Service Fox Coca Cola Film Festival The Tenors Grease Sing-A-Long Dreamgirls Anything Goes Mythbusters: Behind the Myths Tour

FREDERICK BROWN, JR. AMPHITHEATER Peachtree City

Peachtree City, 770-631-0630, www.amphitheater.org

June 8 June 29 July 12 July 20 Aug. 10 Aug. 23

World Class Rockers Temptations & Four Tops Fab Four Where the Action Is Tour Grand Funk Railroad & Spin Doctors Huey Lewis & The News

GEORGIA DOME

Atlanta, 404-223-8200, www.gadome.com

July 6 July 20 July 28

Stadium Super Trucks CONCACAF Gold Cup Quarterfinals Drum Corp International

June 6 June 22 June 23 June 26 July 12 July 17 July 27-28 July 28-29 Aug. 4 Aug. 17-18 Aug. 31

Impact Wrestling Line Pasidi Poornamma/Kuchipudi Dance Georgia Bridal Show Juanes Beyonce Carlos Vives International Film Festival Asian Cultural Experience American Idol Live 2013 Tour Intergalactic Bead & Jewelry Show Chinese August Moon Festival

LAKE LANIER ISLANDS RESORT

Buford, 770-945-8787, www.lakelanierislands.com

June 22 July 13

Sister Hazel Georgia Satellites

MADISON-MORGAN CULTURAL CENTER Madison, 877-233-0598, www.mmcc-arts.org

(various venues-call Cultural Center for info) June 1 Four-Five-Six June 4 Free Children’s Concert June 4 Christiania Trio June 6 Virtuoso Romantics June 7 Dixieland in Town Park June 9 Vega Quartet June 16 Musical: Sparks July 3 Independence Day Concert/Picnic

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Entertainment Venues in Georgia MABLE HOUSE AMPHITHEATER

Mableton, 770-819-7765, www.mablehouse.org

June 1 June 8 June 15 Aug. 17

OZ-Four Dreams/One Journey Wade Ford Presents Donna Dopkins, Diane Durrett, Caroline Aiken Tommy Talton Band

Jon Reep at the Punchline Comedy Theatre June 14-15.

MILLER PARK

Marietta, 770-528-8875, www.cobbcountyga.gov

June 1 June 14-15 June 22-23 June 29-30 Aug. 8-10 Aug. 17 Aug. 23-24 Aug. 31

Atlanta Radio Club Hamfest Cobb County Classic Rodeo Georgia Dachshund Races Eastman Gun Show All 4 Kidz Consignment Sale Shrine Car Show Cobb County Classic Rodeo Celebrate Freedom Concert

NORTH ATLANTA TRADE CENTER

PUNCHLINE COMEDY THEATRE

Atlanta, 404-252-5233, www.punchline.com

June 1-2 June 7-9 June 14-15 June 20-23 June 28-30 Aug. 12 Aug. 23-25

Chris Kattan Christopher Titus Jon Reep Josh Sneed Jeremy Hotz Pauly Shore John Pinette

770-279-9899, www.northatlantatradecenter.com

June 1 June 22-23 July 13-14 July 20 Aug. 10 Aug. 16-18 Aug. 24-25

No Love 4 Atlanta Car Expo Eastman Gun Show Atlanta Exotic Bird Fair Car, Food, Music Festival Golden Spike Train Show Folk Festival Eastman Gun Show

PHILIPS ARENA

Atlanta, 404-878-3000, www.philipsarena.com

June 10 June 15 June 20 June 21 Aug. 10 Aug. 22

Fleetwood Mac HOT 107.9 Birthday Bash New Kids on Block, 98 Degrees, Boyz II Men One Direction Justin Bieber Bruno Mars

15th Butternut Creek Festival

ROSWELL CULTURAL ARTS CENTER 770-594-6232, www.roswellgov.com

June 3-8 June 10-15 June 17-22 June 22 June 24-29 June 30 July 1-6 July 8-13 July 15-20 Aug. 17-18

Puppets: Wizard of Oz Puppets: Reluctant Dragon Puppets: Stinky Cheese Man Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame Ind. Puppets: Velveteen Rabbit Mrs. Georgia America Pageant Puppets: Circus FantaSea Puppets: Three Bears Puppets: Beauty & the Beast Ms. Senior Georgia Pageant

SAUTEE-NACOOCHEE CENTER 706-878-3300, www.snca.org

June 8, July 27 June 9 June 15 July 10-21

Community Contra Dances Hot Club of Cowtown Concert Roxie Watson String Band Headwaters: Didja Hear?

SAVANNAH CIVIC CENTER

800-351-7469, www.savannahcivic.com

June 16 June 23

Father’s Day Gospel Concert WWE Live!

SOUTHERN GROUND AMPHITHEATER

Fayetteville, 770-461-6029, villagesamphitheater.com

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June 7 June 15 July 13 July 27 Aug. 17

Vince Gill The Spinners Wet Willie, Swingin’ Medallions The Guess Who Bellamy Brothers

STRAND THEATRE

Marietta, 770-293-0080, www.earlsmithstrand.org

June 29 Yacht Rock Schooner July 4-14 Motown Sound July 11 Sing Along with Mamma Mia July 20 The Sock Hops Aug. 2 Bridesmaids Aug. 10 Departure: Journey Tribute Band Aug. 16-25 Footloose GUIDE TO GEORGIA / www.guidetogeorgia.com / June / July / August 2013


Entertainment Venues in Georgia STATE BOTANICAL GARDEN

Athens, 706-542-6014, www.uga.edu/botgarden

June 2 June 4 June 30 July 9 Aug. 4 Aug. 20

Classic Brass Quintet Shonna Tucker & Eye Candy Classic City Band Carolina Aiken Athens Bass Choir Grogus Concert

ST. SIMONS ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE LAWN www.saintsimonslighthouse.org/music.html Jazz in the Park, 912-262-6934

June 23 Terry “Doc” Handy July 21 Sam Rodriguez Latin Jazz Aug. 18 Jackson Evans Quintet A Little Light Music, 912-638-4666 June 9 Spike at the Beach July 7 Mason Waters & Groove Allstars Aug. 4 Harry O’Donoghue Sept. 1 Sensational Sounds of Motown

TERRACE AMPHITHEATER Big Canoe Chapel 706-579-5099, www.bigcanoechapel.org

June 15 July 6 July 27 Aug. 17

Sweet Potato Pie Hotlanta Dixieland Jazz Band Joe Gransden Kurt Thomas

ASO All American Celebration July 5th at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

VERIZON WIRELESS AMPHITHEATRE Atlanta, 404-733-5010, www.vzwamp.com

June 1 June 21 June 30 July 5 July 16-17 July 19 July 20 July 26

THE ROCK RANCH

July 27

June 15 June 22 June 29 July 9-27

Aug. 13

The Rock, 706-647-6374, www.therockranch.com

Blackberry Festival Sweet Corn Festival Celebrate America Fun in the Summer Time

Aug. 24 Sept. 2

WILD ADVENTURES

Valdosta, 229-219-7080, www.wildadventures.net

June 1 June 8 June 15 June 22 June 29 July 6 July 13 Aug. 10 Aug. 17

Charlie Daniels Band Creedence Clearwater Revisited Third Day Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo Pointer Sisters Sawyer Brown Day of Praise Skillet Drifters, Coasters & Platters Tribute

Everclear, Live, Filter, Sponge Hank Williams, Jr. & Gregg Allman Cirque Musica & ASO All American Celebration/ASO Phish Robert Plant/Bombino Black Crowes, Tedescshi Trucks Band, London Souls Barenaked Ladies, Ben Folds 5, Guster & Boothby Graffoe Keith Urban, Little Big Town, Dustin Lynch Peter Frampton, B. B. King, Sonny Landreth STS9 & Umphrey’s McGee Allman Brothers Band, Grace Potter, Nocturnals

WOLF CREEK AMPHITHEATER

Atlanta, 877-725-8849, wolfcreekamphitheater.com

June 11 Aug. 3

Mint Condition K-Ci & Jo Jo

Due to our early deadlines, some events are not posted. Therefore, you might want to check websites for more information.

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Summer in Georg Blue Ridge Scenic Railway All Aboard for a trip that will spark kids’ imaginations, adults’ memories, and leave everyone smiling. It all starts at the historic 100+ year-old depot in downtown Blue Ridge, Georgia and heads north from there. As the train winds through the mountains alongside the beautiful Toccoa River, Car Hosts will share the history of the railroad and sights along the way. The views are spectacular from both the vintage climate-controlled coaches and from the open-air car. Need a snack? Visit the Concession car for snacks, drinks, and souvenirs. After a leisurely one-hour trip, the train stops in the unique twin border towns of McCaysville, Georgia and Copperhill, Tennessee. You will have time to shop, tour, and dine during the layover (varying from 1.5 hours to 2 hours depending on specific trip). Then it’s back to Blue Ridge. No trip is complete without making a stop at the Gift Shop. The ticket office is in the 100-year-old depot tucked in the charming mountain village of Blue Ridge, Georgia within the lush Chattahoochee National Forest, only 95 miles north of Atlanta. Reservations are strongly encouraged. For schedules, ticket prices, and more information, call 877-413-8724 or 706-632- 8724 or visit www.brscenic.com.

National Civil War Naval Museum at Port Columbus Experience stories you’ll hear nowhere else at the National Civil War Naval Museum. Explore naval operations for the North and South through displays of uniforms, artillery, weapons, personal effects, flags, murals, a timeline exhibit, ship remains, and ship replicas. Open Sundays and Mondays 12:30-4:30pm and Tuesdays through Saturdays 10am-4:30pm. See coupon in ad on page 26. Located at 1002 Victory Drive, Columbus. For more information, phone 706-327-9798 or visit www.portcolumbus.org. The Cool History programs, designed to educate and entertain visitors, are living history events that depict daily life in the Civil War sea services. They will begin June 1 with “Ship Stories: The Story of the USS/CSS Atlanta.” Hear the story of the construction, service, and capture of the CSS Atlanta and her subsequent service as the USS Atlanta. “The Medical Navy: Yellow Fever” on July 6 will focus on Civil War medicine at sea through a variety of living history, reenactment, and multimedia programs. During combat, the ship’s surgeon would typically use the dining table in the officers’ wardroom since it was usually the only large table onboard the ship. After surgery, the table would be wiped off and dinner served. “Technology” on August 3 will look at inventions and technological advancements in navies both North and South during the Civil War.

Monthly Events in Georgia June 1,7,8,13,15,22,28,29, July 6,11,13, 19,20,27, Aug. 3,8,10,16,17,24,31 – CORDELE – SAM Shortline Excursion Train. 877-427-2457. June 1-July 27 – CARTERSVILLE – Bluegrass Concerts, Red Top Mt. St. Pk., Sat. 770-975-0055. June 1-July 27 – TOCCOA – Ida Cox Music Festival, 6-9pm. Downtown. 706-282-3309.

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June 1, July 6, Aug. 3 – COLUMBUS – Cool History Programs, Port Columbus Civil War Naval Museum. 706-327-9798. June 1, July 6, Aug. 3 – ELLIJAY – First Saturdays on the Square, 5-8pm. 706-635-7400. June 1, July 6, Aug. 3 – SAVANNAH – First Saturday on the River. 912-234-0295. June 1, 15, July 6, 20, Aug. 3, 17 – NEWNAN – Pickin’ on the Square, 11am. 770-254-2627.

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gia on My Mind Watermelon Days Festival in Cordele Visit the Cordele-Crisp County area June 1-30 for the 64th Annual Watermelon Days Festival, and celebrate the crop that has made the area famous. The main day of the festival will be Saturday, June 22, and will feature a parade, arts & crafts, entertainment, free slices of watermelon, truck and car display, antique tractor and equipment display, and watermelon related competitions such as seed spitting, fast eating, etc. A dance will be held that evening with entertainment presented by Soul Shakerz. Events planned from June 1-30 will include a dog show, pageant, road races, photo contest, puppet show, watermelon decoration contest, gospel singing, fishing rodeo, quilt display, worship service, horseshoe tournament, and more. Also, enjoy a ride on the famous SAM Shortline Excursion Train. Known for its melons, Cordele-Crisp County was designated the “Watermelon Capital of the World” for having the sweetest and most abundant watermelons. More than 200 million pounds of watermelons each year are shipped through the Cordele State Farmer Market. For more information and a schedule of activities, phone 229-2731668 or visit www.cordelecrispga.com.

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Peach Blossom Trail Peaches are one of the most popular fruits in the United States and have always been symbolic of something good as indicated by the saying “pretty as a peach.” The State of Georgia is indeed fortunate to be so well known for such a wonderful commodity (although anyone who has ever been whipped by a Georgia peach twig may not think so.) Georgia was named the Peach State because it was the birthplace of the commercial peach industry. When traveling in Georgia from mid-May through August, the Peach Blossom Trail offers several roadside stands where visitors can find sweet Georgia peaches. During their travels down the trail, they can see thousands of acres of peach orchards. There are several farms that offer tours into the orchards, providing a close look at the peach trees and information on the history of how this fruit from China made its way to Georgia. The Peach Blossom Trail runs parallel to I-75. Get off the beaten path, and travel the Trail. But hurry! Peaches will be gone by the first of August, and these sweet fruits won’t be available again until next year. For more information, visit www.peachblossomtrail.com.

Monthly Events in Georgia June 1-Aug. 2 – PINE MOUNTAIN – Flying High Circus, Callaway Gardens. 800-callaway. June 1, Aug. 3 – CARTERSVILLE – Car Cruize & Concert, Friendship Plaza. 770-607-3480. June 1, Aug. 17 – CARTERSVILLE – Artifact ID, Etowah Indian Mounds. 770-387-3747. June 1-Aug. 31 – BLUE RIDGE – Scenic Railway. Call for dates. 877-413-8724. June 1-Aug. 31 – DAHLONEGA – Appalachian Jam, Gold Museum, Sat. 2-5pm. 706-864-2257. June 1-Aug. 31 – HELEN – Saturday Music

Concerts, 8-10pm. Visiting Artists, Sat. & Sun. Unicoi State Park. 800-573-9659. June 1-Aug. 31 – THOMASVILLE – Taste of Thomasville, Fri. & Sat., 10:30am-1:30pm. 800979-3370. June 1-Aug. 31 – WOODBINE – Opry, Fri. & Sat., 7-10pm. 912-576-3027. June 1-Sept. 2 – BLAIRSVILLE – Misty Mt. RR Tours, Mon., Wed., Fri., Sat., 2pm. 706-745-9819. June 2-Aug. 25 – AUGUSTA – Candlelight Jazz, Riverwalk, Sundays, 7pm. 706-495-6238. June 7, July 5, Aug. 2 – AUGUSTA – First Friday, Downtown, 5-10pm. 706-826-4702.

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Perspectives 2013: 11th Annual Georgia Pottery Invitational The Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation will host Perspectives 2013: 11th Annual Georgia Pottery Invitational from August 31-September 18 at OCAF at 34 School St., Watkinsville. Over 5,000 pieces of functional handmade pottery will be offered for sale from 50 of Georgia’s finest potters. It will be open daily, including Labor Day, from 10am5pm. Admission and parking will be free except for the opening Gala on August 30. Admission to the Gala will be $10 and will be held from 6-9pm. Food and drinks will be provided along with music from Squat, a well-known jazz band. Various pottery demonstrations, gallery talks, and open studios will be offered on different weekends. A special exhibit, Made in Japan, will feature approximately 35 pots including pots from Living Pottery by Adrina Richard National Treasures Shoji Hamada and Tatsuzio Shimaoka. Full details are available on the OCAF website at www.ocaf.com under events, or call 706-769-4565. If you love pottery this event should not be missed. Perspectives 2013: Georgia Pottery Invitational is an annual event established by volunteers to promote and recognize quality functional pottery by established Georgia potters and to promote pottery as a craft and art form consistent with the OCAF mission. It is Georgia’s largest functional pottery sale and exhibition and highlights a wide collection of styles, forms, colors and price range. June 7, July 5, Aug. 2 – SAVANNAH – Oyster Roast/Fireworks, Westin. 912-201-2000. June 7, July 5, Aug. 2 – THOMASVILLE – June 7, July 5, Aug. 2 – BRUNSWICK – First Friday, Downtown, 5-9pm. 229-227-7020 First Friday, Downtown, 5-8pm. 912-265-4032. June 8, Aug. 24 – CLEVELAND – Cabbage June 7, July 5, Aug. 2 – CLAYTON – First Patch Tea Party, Babyland General. 706-865-2171. Friday Fests, Rock House Pk., 6-8pm. 706-782-1520. June 8, July 13, Aug. 10 – ALBANY – FreeJune 7, July 5, Aug. 2 – DAHLONEGA – 1st dom Singers, Civil Rights Institute. 229-432-1698. Friday Night Concerts, Dwntwn. 706-864-3513. June 8, July 13, Aug. 10 – CARTERSVILLE June 7, July 5, Aug. 2 – ROME – First Friday – 2nd Saturday Shakespeare, Brown Conference Concerts, 7-10pm. 800-444-1834. Center. 770-606-5763. June 7, July 5, Aug. 2 – SAUTEE – Pickin’ on June 8, July 13, Aug. 10 – ELLIJAY – Pickin’ the Porch, Fri., 6-9pm. 706-878-0144. on the Porch, General Store, Eagle Mountain, 7-9pm. 706-635-1609. MERRITT PECAN CO. ✩ HWY. 520 ✩ WESTON, GA June 13, July 11, Aug. 8 – BLAIRSVILLE – Shape Note Singing, Cthse., 6:30pm. 877-745-5789. June 13, July 11, Aug. 8 – ELLIJAY – Cherry Log Pickin,’ Gilmer Sr. Ctr., Dntn. 706-635-3786. June 15, July 13, Aug. 10 – ST. MARYS – Starry Nights Music/Dance, Waterfront Park. 800433-0225. June 15, July 20, Aug. 17 – BLUE RIDGE – Art Walk, Downtown, 5-8pm. 800-899-6867. PECANS ✩ PECAN CANDIES June 15, July 20, Aug. 17 – FORT OGLEPECAN PIES ✩ ROASTED PECANS HOMEMADE CAKES ✩ GIFTS THORPE – Cruise-In, Gateway Mall. 706-866-4753. SOUVENIRS ✩ JELLIES AND SAUCES June 15, July 20, Aug. 17 – SAUTEE – GIFT BOXES AND BASKETS COOKBOOKS Music Series, Sautee Nacoochee Vineyards. 706OPEN EVERY DAY 878-1056. (except Christmas Day) HOURS: 7 A.M. TO 7 P.M. June 21, July 19, Aug. 16 – RICHMOND HILL – Friday on the Train, 5:30pm. 912-756-2676. June 21-Aug. 30 – BLAIRSVILLE – Friday Night Concerts, Courthouse, 7pm. 706-745-5493. June 28, July 26, Aug. 23 – BLUE RIDGE – 1-800-762-9152 • www.merritt-pecan.com Classic Car Cruise-In, D.Q., 6pm. 706-838-4901. 18 GUIDE TO GEORGIA / www.guidetogeorgia.com / June / July / August 2013

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Golden Olympics, Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins The Georgia Golden Olympics will be held in Warner Robins on September 18-21 and will be open to adults ages 50 and older. Events will include tennis, golf, swimming, track and field, cycling, bowling, table tennis, horseshoes, billiards, and more. Events will be divided into age categories, and medals will be awarded for each. Reservations must be received by Aug. 1. For information, rules, and registration, visit www.georgiagoldenolympics.org. The Museum of Aviation, one of the largest aviation museums in the U.S., has more than 90 aircraft on public display and an award-winning exhibit on WWII D-Day. Admission is free. For information, phone 478926-6870 or visit www.museumofaviation.org. The Museum will host an Auction, Raffle, and Taste of Local Cuisine on July 13 at 6:30pm. More than 400 items will be offered in silent and live auctions, and 30 or more restaurants and caterers will offer samples of their signature dishes from 7-8pm. Admission will be $100 per couple which will include the auction, cuisine, and a chance to win big prizes. Other upcoming events will include the Georgia Special Olympics on Aug.23-25, the S. E. Regional Little League Softball Tournament on July 24-30, the S. E. Regional Little League Baseball Tournament on Aug. 1-9, and the Mossy Creek Barnyard Festival Oct.19-20. An Independence Day Concert will be held in Warner Robins. For information on it, phone the Warner Robins Convention & Visitors’ Bureau at 888-288-WRGA or visit www.wrga.gov.

Monthly Events in Georgia June 29-July 26 – BLUE RIDGE – Community Quilt Exhibit, Art Assn. 706-632-2144. June 30, July 28, Aug. 25 – JEKYLL ISLAND – Dinner Dance, J.I. Club Hotel. 912-635-5155.

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7-9 – NORTH GEORGIA – Art Ramble, Habersham/Rabun/Towns/White Counties. 706778-4654. 8 – DAHLONEGA – Dailey & Vincent, Univ. of N. Ga., 7pm. 706-864-7203. 8 – EUHARLEE – Homesteading in Euharlee, Granary. 770-607-2017. Covered Bridge ‘Que. 800-733-2280. 8 – FORT VALLEY – Georgia Peach Festival. 478-420-0072. 8 – JEKYLL ISLAND – Horton House Living History. 912-635-4036.

1 – BYRON – Georgia Peach Festival, North Peach Park. 478-420-0072. X-treme Monster Jam, Middle Georgia Speedway. 478-956-2409. 1 – CLARKESVILLE – Soque River Festival. 706-754-9382. 1 – DAMASCUS – Briar Patch Music Festival. 866-750-0840. 1 – DEMOREST – Bluegrass Festival & Folk Life Festival, Piedmont College. 706-778-8500. 1 – GRIFFIN – Jammin’ in the Park, Solomon & Sept. 7-Oct. 27 (Weekends) 6th Streets. 770-229-6400. 1 – HELEN – Helen to the Atlantic Hot Air Balloon Race. 706-878-2271. 1-2 – SAVANNAH – Blues, Jazz, BBQ on River th Street. 912-234-0295. al n n A u 1-16 – MADISON – Chamber Music Festival, Pony Rides - Playgrounds - Cow Milking - Pig Races various venues. 706-342-4743. Wagon Rides - Music - Petting Farm - Pedal Carts 1-30 – CORDELE – Watermelon Days Festival, Giant Jumping Pillow - Kids Maze - Tricycle Rides various venues. 229-273-1668. Giant Slides - Fair Food - Grist Mill - Museums 7 – COLUMBUS – Georgia on My Mind Day, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. • $7 per person Ga. Visitor Center, 11am-2pm. 706-649-7455. (Petting Farm admission add $3 per person) 7 – LUMPKIN – Summer Day Camp, Westville Village. 888-733-1850. HILLCREST ORCHARDS 7 – RIDGELAND – Swingin’ Medallions, Hwy. 52, 9 miles east of Ellijay Farmers’ Market, 8pm. 843-726-8126. 7-9 – MARIETTA to RINGGOLD – Dixie Hwy. www.hillcrestorchards.net • applelan@ellijay.com 90-Mile Yard Sale. 770-387-1357. June / July / August 2013 / www.guidetogeorgia.com / GUIDE TO GEORGIA 19

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The Hiawassee River Railroad Ride the historic Hiwassee River Railroad scenic rail excursion through the unspoiled Cherokee National Forest, along the beautiful Hiwassee River, and through the secluded Hiwassee River Gorge. All trips feature the engineering marvel, the Great Hiwassee Loop. At the top you’ll pass over a bridge 62 feet above the tracks on which you’ve just traveled as the rails negotiate a spiraling formation. All trips begin at the restored L&N Depot & Museum in Etowah, Tennessee. For those riders choosing a trip to Copperhill, the route continues beyond Farmer through Turtletown and Ducktown to the border towns of Copperhill, Tennessee and McCaysville, Georgia. All trains on the Hiwassee line feature comfortable coach seating with large viewing windows for standard service. Dome seating allows passengers a panoramic view from high above the car. Observation lounge seating provides a unique view of the passing railroad from the end of the car which will be on the rear of the train in one direction. While traveling in the other direction, the car will be directly behind the locomotive. Passengers selecting this option will ride in one direction in dome seating and the other in observation seating. Special rates are available for groups of 25 or more, and charter trips can be arranged for groups of 80 or more. Contact the TVRM office at 423-894-8028, x0 or visit www.tvrail.com for more information on trips, dates, pricing, and routes.

South Georgia Outdoor Expo in Douglas The South Georgia Outdoor Expo will be held at the Central Square Complex in downtown Douglas on August 23 from 1-7pm and August 24 from 9am-5pm. Vendors will fill the grounds and both exhibit halls at Central Square Complex with items relating to outdoor apparel, hunting gear, ATVs, boats, hunting/camping trips, fishing acessories, and more specialty outdoor merchandise. A Wild Game Supper will be held on Thursday, Aug. 22, with Jimmy Sites, host of Spiritual Outdoor Adventures, as the guest speaker. On Friday and Saturday, Rocky Boots and Norris Shoe Store will present Steve Scruggs, Rocky Snake Master, “Snakes Alive” educational seminar. Keith Johnson and his 4000 gallon mobile “Bass Tub” aquarium will be on-hand with fishing demonstrations. The impressive Outdoor Channel Outfitters World Record Exhibit will be on display. Attendees will experience a two-day event packed with live demonstrations, hands-on activities, and fun for the entire family. Event sponsors include Lasseter Equipment Group, Mediastream, Norris Shoe Store, Coca Cola, National Wild Turkey Federation, Gopher Plantation, Natural Gas Department, and Georgia Hunting & Fishing Federation. Admission will be $5 for ages 12 and up. For more information about the South Georgia Outdoor Expo, visit www.CityofDouglas.com/outdoorexpo or call 912-383-0277.

June 8-9 – BLAIRSVILLE – Scottish Festival & Highland Games, Meeks Park. 877-745-5789. 8-9 – CARTERSVILLE – Rockfest, Tellus Science Museum. 770-606-5700. 8-9 – HIAWASSEE – Ridges Landing Arts & Crafts, Ridges Resort. 706-896-2262. 9 – WARM SPRINGS – D-Day Commemoration/Tribute to Rosie the Riveter, Little White

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Big Haynes Creek Wildlife Festival in Conyers The 7th Annual Big Haynes Creek Wildlife Festival on August 24-25 will delight the entire family with its wildlife exhibits, reptile shows, birds of prey, storytelling, living history, arts, crafts and more. The festival will be held on the Grand Prix Plaza at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers, just off I-20. Quasi, a sweet little vulture, will demonstrate why vultures are an important part of the environment. A part of the Winged Ambassadors display and Birds of Prey Show, Quasi was rescued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and was unable to be returned to the wild after being raised by humans. Guests can also take a ride like no other – on Rufus the camel. Sawgrass, in the Living History section, will demonstrate how Indians lived off the land, utilized various tools, and became skilled at survival while preserving the natural world around them. There will be a scavenger hunt, art activity, artist market, Wildlife Wonders animal show, Georgia State Frisbee Dog Show, and Backyard Wildlife Photo Contest. Walk through the Reptile Wagon at the Southeastern Reptile Rescue display and hear about Jason Clark’s wild and crazy reptile rescue adventures. Admission to the festival will be $5/person with children four and under free. For information or directions, call the Conyers Welcome Center at 770-602-2606 or 1-800-CONYERS or visit www.bighaynescreekwildlifefestival.com.

ComSouth Hambone Jam in Fort Valley The 9th Annual ComSouth Hambone Jam will be held Friday and Saturday, September 6-7, in Downtown Fort Valley at the Fort Valley Festival Park (off Preston St. & Railroad St.). Thirty-five plus teams from around the Southern U.S. will square off in a BBQ burn, and it will be a finger-lickin’ good time. Teams will be competing for Georgia Barbecue bragging rights and money. Cash prizes, trophies, and plaques will be awarded for Grand Champion, Reserve Grand Champion, and First, Second, Third Place for Pork Loin, Pork Ribs, and Pulled Pork. The ComSouth Hambone Jam is recognized by the Georgia Barbecue Association as the Georgia State BBQ Championship Competition. The Georgia Barbecue Association is the South’s newest up and coming barbecue competition sanctioning organization. Some of the best barbecue cooks are right here in the State of Georgia! Just a short time ago, the GBA was conceived by a handful of individuals who thought it was time to let the rest of the nation know that the best barbecue comes out of the South. Since that time, the Georgia Barbecue Association has grown to over 200 members, 100+ certified judges, coupled with 80+ competition cook teams, and those numbers are steadily growing with each new month. For more information, call Kathie Lambert at 478-825-5986 or visit on the web at www.comsouthhambonejam.com. June / July / August 2013 / www.guidetogeorgia.com / GUIDE TO GEORGIA

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Apple Pickin’ Jubilee in Ellijay The 18th annual Apple Pickin’ Jubilee will be held on weekends from Sept. 7-Oct. 27 from 9am-6pm at Hillcrest Orchards, nine miles east of Ellijay on Hwy. 52. Pick your own apples. Milk Buttercup the cow. Jump for joy on the Giant Jumping Pillow. Get lost in the “Corny Kid’s Maze.” Enjoy the giant slides. Ride the pedal cart track. There will be pig races, pony rides, tricycle rides, honey bee demonstrations, clogging, country bands, and wagon rides. Visit the Moonshine and Farm House Museums, the petting farm, the Children’s Play Area with a giant slide, and the Enchanted Forest and Nature Trail with scenes from nursery rhymes and fairy tales. New playgrounds and the Hillbilly Mini Golf will be added this fall. An operating gristmill will be grinding cornmeal and grits. Grandma’s Bakery will serve fried apple pies, apple cider, apple fritters, apple cider donuts, fudge, and homemade ice cream. There will also be mountain barbecue and other vittles. All activities will be included for a $7 admission fee except for separate fees for the petting farm, bungee jump, and pony rides. For more information, visit www.hillcrestorchards.net or phone 706-273-3838 or e-mail applelan@ellijay.com.

June 15 – SAUTEE – Summerfest Lawn Party. 800858-8027. 15 – SENOIA – Southern Ground Senoia Social. 770-254-2627.

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Something New Spring comes alive with beautiful roadside wildflowers and the beginning of festival season. Visitor favorites include the Blairsville Scottish Festival in June, and the Butternut Creek Festival in July. Come join us!

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15 – THOMASVILLE – Chuck Wagon Gang, Municipal Auditorium. 866-577-3600. 16 – SAVANNAH – Kevin Bales Jazz Concert, Westin Resort. 404-997-3281. 18 – HIAWASSEE – Taste of Southern Highlands, Ga. Mt. Fairgrounds. 706-896-4191. 19-22 – COLUMBUS – Miss Georgia Pageant, Rivercenter for Performing Arts. 706-256-3612. 19-23 – ATHENS – AthFest Music & Arts Festival, Downtown. 800-655-0603. 20 – HAMPTON – Color & Glow 5K, Nash Farm. 904-579-7122. 21-22 – HIAWASSEE – Greater Atlanta British Motorcycle Show, Ga. Mt. Fairgnds. 706-896-4191. 21-23 – SAUTEE – Community Chorale Concerts, Art Center. 706-878-3300. 21-23 – SAVANNAH – Solstice Music & Arts Festival, Red Gate Farm. 877-savannah. 22 – BLAIRSVILLE – Good Neighbors Auto Club Event. 706-835-9010. 22 – BLUE RIDGE – Great Artsy Benefit Gala, Art Center. 706-632-2144. 22 – CORDELE – Watermelon Day Festival Main Day. 229-273-1668. 22 – ROME – Outpost Opry Variety Show, City Auditorium. 770-924-4363. 22 – SAVANNAH – Asian Festival, Civic Center. 912-525-3100. 29 – WASHINGTON – Robt. Toombs 203rd B’day, Toombs Historic Site. 706-678-2226. 29-30 – BLAIRSVILLE – Mountain Fling Arts & Crafts Show, N. Ga. Tech. 706-896-0932.

July 5-7 – TYBEE ISLAND – Arts Assn. Show & Sale. 912-786-5920.

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Merritt Pecan Company in Weston Merritt Pecan Company, located on Hwy. 520 in Weston, specializes in farm-fresh pecans and offers a large selection of items including pecans, pecan candies, brittle, divinity, jams, jellies, sauces, souvenirs, homemade pies and cakes, t-shirts, and cookbooks. Gift baskets are available and can be customized. The pecans are grown and harvested on their farms and processed at their plant. The company, in business since 1980, is halfway between Albany and Columbus. It has a Chevron Foodmart and offers convenience store items, BBQ sandwiches, hot wings, hot dogs, cheeseburger dogs, sausage biscuits, and other food items. The store also offers a picnic area with tables for customers, an inside ATM, clean restrooms, walking area for dogs, and bus and camper parking. Local produce items, ranging from peas to peaches, are available when in season. Football fans will find souvenir items for Georgia, Auburn, and other local teams ranging from books to back scratchers! Merritt Pecan Company, offering a “step back in time” to the days of the general store, is decorated with interesting memorabilia, has a display of John Deere toys inside, and an antique tractor barn featuring John Deere tractors and other antique tools. The store is open from 7am7pm daily except for Christmas Day. Phone 800-762-9152 or visit www.merritt-pecan.com.

July 6 – APPLING – Kelley Family Bluegrass Concert, Mistletoe Stare Park. 706-541-0321. 6 – LAVONIA – Mountain Style Music, Tugaloo State Park. 706-356-4362. 7 – DAWSONVILLE – Christmas Open House, Amicalola Lodge. 706-265-4703. 13 – WARNER ROBINS – Auction, Raffle, & Taste of Local Cuisine, Museum of Aviation. 888288-wrga. 14 – COLUMBUS – Wedding Extravaganza, Trade Center, 12:30-4:30pm. 800-999-1613. 18 – CARTERSVILLE – Bullets & Ballads, Booth Museum, 7pm. 770-387-1300. 19-28 – HIAWASSEE – Georgia Mountain Fair. 706-896-4191. 20 – McCAYSVILLE – Mountain Images & Crafts Festival, Downtown. 800-899-6867. 20-21 – BLAIRSVILLE – Butternut Creek Festival, Meeks Park. 706-781-1221. 21 – SAVANNAH – Kelly/Scott Jazz Quartet, Mansion on Forsyth Pk., 5pm. 404-997-3281. 26 – BLAIRSVILLE – HITS Tour with John Berry, Copperhead Lodge, 8pm. 706-835-7433. 26-27 – HELEN – Folk Life Festival, Unicoi State Park. 800-573-9659. 26-27 – MADISON – Firefly Festival, Town Park. 706-342-1251. 27 – BLAIRSVILLE – Green Bean Festival, Farmers Market. 706-994-4837. 27 – CHATSWORTH – Chief Vann House Days. 706-695-2598. 27 – FITZGERALD – Southern Fields, Grand Theatre. 229-426-5033.

27 – MACON – Bragg Jam. 478-743-1074. 28 – CLARKESVILLE – Heirloom Tomato Festival, Glen-Ella Springs. 706-754-7295.

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Butternut Creek Festival in Blairsville The 15th Annual Butternut Creek Arts & Crafts Festival, sponsored by the High Country Artisans, Inc., will be held July 20-21 from 10am-5pm at Meeks Park in Blairsville. Stroll the shady walk or sit under the music tarp while enjoying arts, crafts, demonstrations, and live entertainment. Over seventy of the finest artists and craftsmen, offering unique and original handcrafted art, have been selected to line the winding shady shores of Butternut Creek. Demonstrations in blacksmithing, chain saw art, pedal powered lathe, and basket weaving can be seen. Enjoy the performances of local bands including Highway 76, Fast gear, Victorious, No Name Band, Chloe Senguine, and the Crista Lynn Band, along with the Blue Ridge Dulcimer Players. Food vendors will be serving a wide variety of foods. This is the fifth year this volunteer, non-profit organization, a small group of less than twenty members, has had their festival named as one of the “Top 20 Events” by the S.E. Tourism Society. Meeks Park, located on the south side of Hwy. 76/515, 0.7 miles west of the Hwy. 19/129 intersection, includes playgrounds, walking trails, and picnic facilities. No pets will be allowed in the park. For information, visit www.butternutcreekfestival.com, email butternutcreekfestival@ gmail.com, or call 706-781-1221.

August 3 – CARTERSVILLE – Booth Museum 10th Anniversary Western Swing Dance. 770-387-1300. 3-17 – SAVANNAH – Voicexperience Festival, Various Venues. 855-766-7372. 4 – WARM SPRINGS – Roosevelt’s Antique Roadshow, Little White House. 706-655-5870. 8-10 – HIAWASSEE – Moonshine Cruize-In, Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds. 706-896-4191. 9-11 – PERRY – Tykes, Tots, & Teens Consignment Sale. 678-984-2909.

10 – CARTERSVILLE – Tellus: Night at the Museum, 6-10pm. 770-606-5700. 15-18 – HELEN – Destination Helen Motor Rally. 800-858-8027. 16-18 – ST. SIMONS ISLAND – Sea Islands Black Heritage Festival. 912-230-2834. 17 – McCAYSVILLE – Copper Basin River Festival, Downtown. 800-899-6867. 17 – ROME – Celebrity Dance Challenge, City Auditorium. 706-292-9024. 22 – DOUGLAS – Wild Game Supper, Central Square Complex. 912-383-0277.

AUGUST 23 & 24 Friday 1-7pm • Saturday 9am-5pm CENTRAL SQUARE COMPLEX

DOUGLAS Special Guest Appearance by Jimmy Sites Host of Spiritual Outdoor Adventures

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Byron Herbert Reece Farm & Heritage Center in Blairsville Byron Herbert Reece was a hill and bottomland farmer who cultivated words and harvested poetry; he became the voice and the soul of a region known as Appalachia. The Byron Herbert Reece Farm consists of the remaining 9.3 acres of the Reece family property and is dedicated to enhancing his writings and his way of life with emphasis on his love of nature and his attachment to farming. The Center includes a welcome center with a gift shop and museum; a Poetry Trail that highlights Reece poems inscribed on stone boulders; Mulberry Hall, the poet’s writing studio; and five barn buildings housing 13 exhibits which feature home and farm artifacts, implements, and enterprises that portray life in Appalachia during the first half of the 20th century. The Reece Gallery & Theater in the loft of the main barn features displays of photographs, books, copies of Reece’s writings, and other Reece material, along with the showing on a large screen TV of the award-winning video, Voices … Finding Byron Herbert Reece. Visitors can also stroll down a scenic walking trail along beautiful Wolf Creek. A family of five may enter for a fee of $15, with additional family members paying the amount applicable to his/her age. Docent-led tours will be available by reservation to large groups for a fee. A pavilion can be rented for weddings, reunions, picnics and other group outings. The Byron Herbert Reece Farm is located south of Blairsville on U.S. 129. For more information, visit www.ByronHerbertReece Society.org or call the Blairsville-Union County Chamber of Commerce at 706-745-5789. Golden Olympics. 888-288-wrga.

August 23-24 – DOUGLAS – South Georgia Outdoor Expo, Central Square Complex. 912-383-0277. 23-25 – WARNER ROBINS – Georgia Special Olympics. 888-288-WRGA. 24 – CLEVELAND – Garlicfest, Logan Berry Heritage Farm. 706-348-6068. 24 – ROME – River Revelry, Heritage Park. 800-444-1834. 24 – SAVANNAH – Old Fort Jackson’s Auction & Low Country Boil. 912-232-3945. 24 – YOUNG HARRIS – Tomato Festival, Crane Creek Vineyards. 706-379-1236. 24-25 – CONYERS – Big Haynes Creek Wildlife Festival, Ga. Int’l. Horse Park. 800-conyers. 24-25 – ST. SIMONS – End of Summer Arts & Crafts Market, Postell Park. 912-262-0628. 31-Sept. 18 – WATKINSVILLE – Perspectives 2013: 11th Annual Ga. Pottery Invitational, OCAF. 706-769-4565.

September 1-18 – WATKINSVILLE – Perspectives 2013: 11th Annual Georgia Pottery Invitational, OCAF. 706-769-4565. 6 – LUMPKIN – Homeschool Day, Westville Village. 888-733-1850. 6-7 – FORT VALLEY – ComSouth Hambone Jam, Downtown Festival Park. 478-825-5986. 7-Oct. 27 – ELLIJAY – Apple Pickin’ Jubilee, Hillcrest Orchards. Weekends. 706-273-3838. 18-21 – WARNER ROBINS – Georgia

October 1-27 – ELLIJAY – Apple Pickin’ Jubilee, Hillcrest Orchards. Weekends. 706-273-3838. 11-12 – LYONS – The Real Squeal: Lyons Barbeque & Music Festival, Downtown. 912-5266445. 19-20 – WARNER ROBINS – Mossy Creek Barnyard Festival. 888-288-WRGA.

9th Annual ComSouth GBA State BBQ Championship

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The Real Squeal: Lyons Barbeque & Music Festival Lyons Better Hometown will host its fourth annual barbeque festival, The Real Squeal, in Lyons October 11-12. The Real Squeal is a Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned event with both professional and amateur barbeque competitions. The amateur contest will kick off the festival on Friday, October 11, in downtown Lyons with a street dance, great barbeque, traditional festival food, a classic car cruise-in, and fireworks. On Saturday, October 12, head to Partin Park for the professional barbeque competition. Many of the professional barbeque teams will compete in the People’s Choice competition, in which patrons can purchase tickets to taste and judge pork shoulder entries. Activities in the park will include arts and crafts, live music, a kid’s creative play area, a professional chainsaw show and auction, a classic car show, and primitive skills demonstrations. Take your artifacts to the Indian Artifacts Shows to have them dated and documented by an archeologist, and try your hand at discovering more treasures. Other events will include a trap and skeet shootout and the RazorBack Mud Run. Visit www.therealsqueal.com for more details on all the activities, as well as two new contests, a bbq sauce contest that the public may enter and a dessert contest. For more information, call 912-526-6445 or e-mail to bhtlyons@nctv.com for more information.

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Glenda Cason Painting on Front Cover The cover painting entitled Perpetual Poppies 1 is by Georgia artist Glenda Cason who has been living on the coast and painting for over 20 years. Her still lifes and panoramas depict the ocean, beaches, and marshland as well as floral scenes from across the Southeast, but she specializes in the natural beauty of Georgia’s salt marsh landscapes. Her paintings are all created on linen which has a fiber content she prefers to use. Cason’s work can be found in a number of prestigious corporate and private collections in the United States and Great Britain. Her paintings can be seen online at www.glendacason gallery.com; she can be contacted at 912-2230898. Cason’s paintings are also at the Left Bank Gallery on St. Simons Island. For more information, visit www.leftbankartgallery.com or phone 800-336-9469.

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4th of July Celebrations July 4th Freedom Fest in Douglas The Douglas Exchange Club, the City of Douglas, and community partners ask everyone to celebrate the 4th of July in Douglas. Freedom Fest has become a yearly tradition for Douglas, Coffee County, and surrounding cities. This year on Thursday, July 4, at J. C. Adams Municipal Park, festivities will begin at 5pm. Admission and parking will be free. There will be live entertainment, food vendors, and fireworks after dark. “Freedom Fest is a traditional celebration in Douglas, and we could not provide this celebration without partnering with the Douglas Exchange Club, local businesses, and private supporters,” stated Georgia Henderson, Central Services Director for the City of Douglas. “Our Community, working together, has helped to build this celebration into a tradition for many families in Douglas and Coffee County. This year we are sure to see more people come out to enjoy quality entertainment, food, and fun.” For more information about the 4th of July Freedom Fest in Douglas, call 912-381-2441, email 1dominic@windstream.net, or visit www.cityofdouglas.com.

JUNE 28,30 – ROSWELL – United Methodist Church Patriotic Celebration Concerts. 770-594-0512. 29 – CLEVELAND – Freedom Fest North Georgia, Leisure Acres Campground. 706-865-6466. 29 – COLUMBUS – Independence Day Celebration, Ft. Benning, 3pm. 800-999-1613. 30 – PERRY – Parade & Freedom Fireworks, 6:30-9:30pm. 478-987-1234. 30 – SAVANNAH – Sav. Winds of Armstrong Univ./America the Beautiful, 3pm. 912-344-2556. 30 – TOCCOA – Symphony Orchestra Patriotic Pops Concert. 706-886-8614.

JULY 1-7 – CLEVELAND – 4th of July, Babyland General. 706-865-2171. 3 – BLUE RIDGE – Firecracker Special Train Ride, 7pm. 877-413-8724. 3 – KENNESAW – Salute to America, Downtown, 6-11pm. 770-422-9714. 3 – MADISON – Independence Day Concert & Picnic, Cultural Center, 7pm. 706-342-4743. Fireworks, Heritage Park, Dusk. 706-342-1251. 3 – MANCHESTER – Fireworks Display, Old Mill, 5:30pm-10pm. 706-846-3141. 3 – TYBEE ISLAND – Independence Day Fireworks. 800-868-2322. 4 – ALBANY – 4th of July Celebration, Fairgrounds, 3pm-dark. 866-750-0840. 4 – ALPHARETTA – July 4th Fireworks & Festivities, Wills Park, 6-10pm. 678-827-6133. 4 – ATLANTA – Atlanta Symphony All American Celebration, Verizon Wireless, 404-7335010. Lenox Square Legendary 4th of July, 404233-6767. Peachtree Road Race, 404-875-7275. 4 – ATLANTA – Red, White & Brew, Georgia Aquarium. 404-581-4000.

4 – BLAIRSVILLE – Fireworks Celebration, Meeks Park, 9:30pm. 706-745-5789. Independence Day at Vogel St. Park. 706-745-2628. Lake Nottely Independence Day Boat Parade, Marina, 11am. 706-745-3638. 4 – BRUNSWICK – Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration, Waterfront Pk., 7pm. 912-265-4032.

BusinessWeek’s Best Place to Raise a Family •SE Regional Little League Softball – July 24-30 •SE Regional Little League Baseball – AUGUST 1-9 •Georgia Golden Olympics – SEPTEMBER 18-21 •Mossy Creek Barnyard Festival – OCTOBER 19 & 20 www.mossycreekfestival.com

Experience the Museum of Aviation 4th Largest Aviation Museum in the U.S., Free Admission

www.museumofaviation.org

1900+ Hotel Rooms • 105 Restaurants 1200 Seat Civic Center Conference & Meeting Spaces

I-75 Exits 144 & 146

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4th of July Celebrations Firecracker Special on Blue Ridge Scenic Railway The Firecracker Special will depart the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway Depot on Wednesday, July 3, at 7pm for a four hour round trip. There will be a two hour lay-over in McCaysville where the train riders can enjoy the great Copper Basin Fireworks display. They are encouraged to take a lawn chair and sit outside the train to view the fireworks. For more information on the railway, see the article on page 16. For information and reservations, visit www.brscenic.com or call 877-413-8724 or 706-632-8724.

JULY 4 – BUFORD – Fabulous Fourth of July, Mall of Georgia. 770-271-9458. 4 – CARTERSVILLE – Fireworks Hike, Pine Mountain Trail, 8:15pm. 770-387-5625. 4 – COLUMBUS – Patriotic Fourth, National Infantry Museum. 800-999-1613. 4 – CORDELE – Fireworks at Georgia Veterans State Park, 9:30pm. 229-276-2371. 4 – DAWSONVILLE – Hooray for the Red, White, & Blue, Amicalola St. Pk. 706-265-4703. 4 – DECATUR – Pied Piper Parade 6pm, Concert 7pm, Fireworks 9pm. Downtown. 404370-4100. 4 – DEMOREST – Glorious Fourth of July Celebration, Downtown, 10am-dark. 706-778-4654. 4 – DOUGLAS – Freedom Fest, J. C. Adams Park, 5pm. 912-381-2441. 4 – EAST POINT – Salute to Red, White, & Blue Celebration, Commons Area. 404-270-7016. 4 – FITZGERALD – Independence Day Celebration, Paulk Park. 800-386-4642.

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4 – GRIFFIN – Fourth of July Parade. 770229-6400. 4 – HIAWASSEE – Fourth of July Boat Parade, Lake Chatuge. 706-896-4966. 4 – JEKYLL ISLAND – Independence Day Celebration. 912-635-3636. 4th of July Cookout, J. I. Club Pavilion. 912-635-2400. 4 – JULIETTE – Ol’ Time Independence Day at Jarrell Plantation. 478-986-5172. 4 – LUMPKIN – Independence Day, Westville Village. 888-733-1850. 4 – MARIETTA – 4th of July Celebration, Square, 10am-dark. 770-794-5601. 4 – McCAYSVILLE – Southern Nights Fireworks, Tater Hill. 800-899-6867. 4 – MIDWAY – Independence Day Colonial Faire, Fort Morris. 912-884-5999. 4 – NEWNAN – Independence Day Parade. 770-254-2627. 4 – PINE MOUNTAIN – Star-Spangled Beach Party, Callaway Gardens. 800-callaway. 4 – RICHMOND HILL – July 4th Celebration, Fort McAllister. 912-727-2339. 4 – ST. MARYS – Independence Day Festival & Fireworks. 912-882-4000. 4 – ST. SIMONS ISLAND – 4th of July Celebration. 912-262-6934. 4 – THOMASVILLE – Celebration/Fireworks, Remington Park, 6:30-10pm. 229-227-7001. 4 – YOUNG HARRIS – Star Spangled Cookout & Fireworks Show, Brasstown Valley Resort, 7-10pm. 706-379-4617. 4-5 – ATLANTA – 4th of July, Centennial Olympic Park. 404-223-4412. 4-6 – STONE MOUNTAIN PARK – Fantastic Fourth Celebration. 770-498-5690. 4-7 – SAVANNAH – Fourth of July Festival on the River. 912-234-0295. 5-7 – ST. SIMONS – Sunshine Festival Arts & Crafts Show, Postell Park. 912-262-0628. 6 – BLUE RIDGE – Fourth of July Day Parade, Downtown, 10am. 706-258-2750. Lake Blue Ridge Fireworks, Marina. 706-632-2618. 6 – RICHMOND Hill – Red, White, & Blue Celebration, 4-9:30m. 912-756-2676.

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P Theatre P Music P Dance P ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 404-733-4900, www.atlantasymphony.org

June 1-2 June 7-8 June 13,15 June 20,22 June 29 July 2 July 5

A Thibaudet Premiere Music from Final Fantasy Close Encounters (Strauss, Holst) Runnicles-Vogt-Brahms Joan Rivers Cyndi Lauper, Hunter Valentine All American Celebration w/ASO

The cast of Act3 Productions’ “Once on This Island,” winner of the Metropolitan Atlanta Theater Award for Best Musical. Act3 offers a full season of dramas, musicals, new works and improv.

BRUNSWICK ACTORS’ THEATRE

ACT 3 PRODUCTIONS

CENTER FOR PUPPETRY ARTS

June 14-29

Thru June 9 June 13-July 28 Aug. 1-Sept. 8

Sandy Springs 770-241-1905, www.act3productions.org

Hair

ACTOR’S EXPRESS Atlanta, 404-607-show, www.actors-express.com

Thru June 23

912-262-0628, www.artdowntowngallery209.com

Thru June 9 Secrets of a Soccer Mom Atlanta, 404-873-3391, www.puppet.org

True Story of 3 Little Pigs Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat Rumpelstiltskin

Seminar

ANSLEY PARK PLAYHOUSE

Atlanta 404-875-1193, www.ansleyparkplayhouse.com

Thru June 7 Now Playing

Calhoun Little Theatre cast of “Foreigner.”

Peachtree Battle The Limousine Ride

ART STATION Stone Mountain, 770-469-1105, www.artstation.org

June 6-23 Aug. 1-18

Sister Robert Anne’s Cabaret Class Marvelous Wonderettes

CALHOUN LITTLE THEATRE

AGATHA’S Atlanta, 404-584-2211, www.agathas.com

Thru July 31 Aug. 1-Nov. 6

Night at the Sternbank Museum Somewhere Over the Rainbow Someone Dies

706-629-2599, www.harrisartscenter.com

June 1-2 Aug. 23-31

A Grand Night for Singing Arsenic & Old Lace

DALTON LITTLE THEATRE 706-226-6618, www.daltonlittletheatre.com

June 14-29

Great American Trailer Park Musical

ELBERT THEATRE Elberton, 706-283-1049, www.elberttheatre.org

June 14-23

Mr. Long Said Nothing

FORT GORDON DINNER THEATRE 706-793-8552, www.fortgordon.com

July 19-Aug. 3 Actors preparing for 4th of July parade.

BLUE RIDGE COMMUNITY THEATER 706,632-9223, www.blueridgecommunitytheater.com

Thru June 2 June 15 July 11-28 Aug. 22-Sept. 8

Bad Year for Tomatoes Jonathan Byrd concert The Hallelujah Girls Love, Sex, & the IRS

ATHENS COMMUNITY THEATRE

Social Security

GEORGIA SHAKESPEARE THEATRE Atlanta, 404-504-1473, www.gashakespeare.org

June 21-July 21 July 2-20

Metamorphoses Mighty Myths & Legends

HABERSHAM COMMUNITY THEATER Clarkesville, 706-839-1315, www.habershamtheater.org

June 7-16 Aug. 1-11

The 39 Steps Gypsy

706-548-3854, www.townandgownplayers.org

June 14-23 Aug. 16-25

Great American Trailer Park Musical Hamlet

HENRY PLAYERS McDonough, 770-914-1474, www.henryplayers.com

June 27-30

Alice in Wonderland

ATLANTA LYRIC THEATRE Marietta, 404-377-9948, www.atlantalyrictheatre.com

June 7-23

Joseph & Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

HISTORIC HOLLY THEATER Dahlonega, 706-864-3759, www.hollytheater.com

July 19-Aug. 4

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

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P Theatre P Music P Dance P LEGACY THEATRE Tyrone, 770-306-3343, www.thelegacytheatre.org

July 12-Aug. 4

Tarzan

NEW AMERICAN SHAKESPEARE THEATRE TAVERN Atlanta, 404-874-5299, www.shakespearetavern.com

Thru June 23 June 29-July 14 July 20-Aug. 17 Aug. 9-Sept. 1

Hamlet & Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead Fortinbras by Lee Blessing A Midsummer Night’s Dream Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)

SPRINGER THEATER Columbus, 706-324-5714, www.springeroperahouse.org

July 13-21

Alice in Wonderland

STAGE DOOR PLAYERS Dunwoody, 770-396-1726, www.stagedoorplayers.net

Thru June 6 July 12-Aug. 4

Dancing at Lughnasa Once Upon a Mattress

TATER PATCH PRODUCTIONS Jasper, 770-547-1096, www.taterpatchplayers.org

Aug. 2-17

The Fantasticks

THOMASVILLE ON STAGE NEW DEPOT PLAYERS Conyers, 678-374-3224, www.thenewdepotplayers.com

229-226-0863, www.tosac.com

July 12-21

July 11-28 I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

NEXT STAGE THEATRE COMPANY Marietta, 678-744-6398, www.nextstagetheatrecompany.com

June 14-20

Jesus Christ Superstar

The Wizard of Oz



Due to our early deadlines, some events are not posted yet. Therefore, you might want to check websites for more information.

PUMPHOUSE PLAYERS

Cartersville 770-387-2610, www.pumphouseplayers.com

Thru June 8 June 28-29

Picasso at the Lapin Aguile Little Princess

ROME LITTLE THEATRE 706-295-7171, www.romelittletheatre.com

Thru June 9

Shakespeare in Hollywood

SAVANNAH THEATRE 912-233-7764, www.savannahtheatre.com

Thru Aug. 9 Aug. 15-24 Thru Nov. 23

The Beat Goes On Les Miserables in Concert Savannah Live

ourage is rightly C esteemed the first of human qualities, because. . . it is the quality which guarantees all others.

SERENBE PLAYHOUSE

Chattahoochee Hills, 770-463-1110, www.serenbeplayhouse.com

June 2-July 27 June 27-July 14 July 25-Aug. 11

Velbeteen Rabbit A Walk in the Woods Hair

Be strong and courageous. . . for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. JOSHUA 1:9

SOUTHSIDE THEATRE GUILD Fairburn, 770-969-0956, www.stgplays.com

July 11-28

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31st Festival

Catfish Kingsland,

Georgia

Aug. 31 Sept. 2 • Downtown Families receive the “Royal Treatment” in Kingsland this Labor Day weekend Saturday & Sunday •5K Run (Saturday, 7:00 a.m.) •75+ Arts, Crafts, Antiques & Collectibles Vendors (12 n.-6 p.m.) •Catfish Dinners (begins 12 n.) •Free Entertainment on Main Stage •Family Amusement Area (begins 12 n.) (featuring pony rides, kiddie train, inflatables, bungee jump, mining attraction)

Monday •Pancake Breakfast (7 a.m.) •Parade (10 a.m.) •Antique Car, Truck & Tractor Exhibit •75+ Arts, Crafts, Antiques & Collectibles Vendors (9 a.m.-6 p.m.) •Catfish Dinners (begins 12 n.) •Free Entertainment on Main Stage •Family Amusement Area (begins 12 n.) Sponsored by the Kingsland Community Betterment Program

912-729-2409 www.kingslandcatfishfestival.com Sponsors


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