Georgia's Lake Country - Lake Oconee & Lake Sinclair

Resort • Retreat • Relax

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ONGOING EVENTS FOR MILLEDGEVILLE

January

January 10:

  • WATERCOLOR PAINTING WORKSHOP WITH DANA WIGGINS. Allied Arts will sponsor a landscape watercolor workshop for adults Saturday, January 10, 2015 from 9:00 am. to 4:00 pm. in the Allen's Market Building, 101 West McIntosh Street, Milledgeville. Those new to watercolor will begin a foundation of knowledge about the tools and techniques of this medium. Students will build confidence by learning about values, washes, glazes and brush strokes. Prior drawing experience is desirable. All skill levels are welcome! Students will paint four different types of landscapes/seascapes during the workshop. Lunch is on your own from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. The registration fee for this workshop is $72.00. Call Allied Arts at 478.452.3950 to register or obtain additional information or a supply list.

January 17:

  • PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS WITH DANA WIGGINS. Artist Dana Wiggins will be teaching a two day photography class Saturdays, January 17 & 24, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the Allen's Market Building, The workshop registration fee is $82. The class will focus on the beginning photographer. Supply list will be provided. Call Allied Arts at 478.452.3950 for additional information and to register.

January 23 - May 3:

  • HOME. A juried show with the Madison Artist Guild at the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center. A multimedia art exhibit showcasing individual artists’ unique interpretation of the concept of HOME. For more info 706-342-4743 or www.mmcc-arts.org.

January 24:

  • A CONCERT BENEFITING FIRST CALL PREGNANCY CENTER IN GREENSBORO. This event features top level artists that are showcased in a unique atmosphere of the 4,000 sq. ft. barn at Crooked Pines Farm. It truly is a unique venue which is only fitting to host unique events which is what you will find on Jan. 24 call (706) 347-0274 or visit www.crookedpinesfarm.com

January 26:

  • MANSION SERIES LECTURES : DR. THAVOLIA GLYMPH, "WOMEN, SLAVERY, AND THE HOMEFRONT" Mansion Series Lectures : The museum continues its popular lecture series with intriguing lectures on regional topics and historical events. All lectures begin at 6 p.m. in the Old Governor’s Mansion's Education Building and are free to the public.

January 31:

  • CLIMB THE BRANCHES OF YOUR FAMILY TREE. Climb the branches of your family tree with Georgia's Old Capital Museum and archivist, Sue VerHoef, from the Atlanta History Center. Life in the Past Lane: Beginning Genealogy from 10:30 a.m. - noon. Box Lunch: Noon - 1 p.m. The Armchair Genealogist: Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.org from 1 - 2:30 p.m. Admission: $50 for Museum Members, $55 for Non-Members (Includes lunch). For more information, call 478-453-1803.
  • AS SEEN ON SEASON 4 OF "THE SING-OFF". This 5 person performance is one that cannot be missed. They are based out of Orlando, Fl. and will be traveling to The Plaza Arts Center on Jan. 31 to perform their own incredible brand of entertainment. VoicePlay is unlike any theatrical experience available today! The 5 men generate sound of an entire musical production with nothing but their mouths. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. For more information visit www.ThePlazaArtsCenter.com

January 31 - February 7:

  • ZENTANGLE DRAWING. Times: 9 a.m. – noon. Zentangle is a creative art form that everyone can enjoy. If you are a doodler, you are halfway there. Zentangle requires only a pencil, paper and a pen. Frances Drummond will teach how to take intuitive drawings and turn them into unique one of a kind pieces of art. Decorative and functional art projects will be presented. The Zentangle method is an easy to learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Join the class of this new art form and learn Zentangle. There will be a $10.00 supply fee. The instructor for this class will be Frances Drummond. Class will meet both Saturdays, January 31 and February 7, 2015. Admission: $65. For more information, call 478-452-3950.

February

February 1:

  • 10TH ANNUAL FEBRUARY FOUR. Toni Morrison and Flannery O'Connor - Carolyn Denard (Associate Provost for student success and strategic initiatives, and director for the Center for Student Success, GCSU, and a Toni Morrison scholar) Andalusia has been offering a lecture series each February since 2006. The series is more than lectures and includes author's readings, films, and other media. To provide content to Andalusia's world-wide audience we will be podcasting the February Four and linking it to our website. The 2015 series will be held each Sunday in February, from 3 to 5 pm. Lectures take place in the Back Parlor of the main house, and are followed by a light reception.

February 8:

  • 10TH ANNUAL FEBRUARY FOUR. "Sin or Insanity: Flannery O'Connor's "The Partridge Festival" and the film version of Pete Dexter's Paris Trout" - Bruce Gentry (Professor of English and Editor of the Flannery O'Connor Review, Georgia College) and Mab Segrest (Martha Daniel Newell Scholar in Residence Spring Semester 2015, Georgia College) Andalusia has been offering a lecture series each February since 2006. The series is more than lectures and includes author's readings, films, and other media. To provide content to Andalusia's world-wide audience we will be podcasting the February Four and linking it to our website. The 2015 series will be held each Sunday in February, from 3 to 5 pm. Lectures take place in the Back Parlor of the main house, and are followed by a light reception.

February 13:

  • SQUAWK! THE AMAZING BIRD SHOW. This show has been seen on American's Got Talent, Late Show with David Letterman, and Pet Star! These feathered professionals have more going for them than just their good looks. No boring lectures here, these birds will amaze you with their unusual talents such as painting, mind reading, performing card tricks, solving math problems and so much more. The show is quick-paced, written for adults and loved by all ages. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. For more information visit www.ThePlazaArtsCenter.com

February 15:

  • 10TH ANNUAL FEBRUARY FOUR. Collards and Consumption in "A Stroke of Good Fortune" - David A. Davis (Associate Professor of English at Mercer University) Andalusia has been offering a lecture series each February since 2006. The series is more than lectures and includes author's readings, films, and other media. To provide content to Andalusia's world-wide audience we will be podcasting the February Four and linking it to our website. The 2015 series will be held each Sunday in February, from 3 to 5 pm. Lectures take place in the Back Parlor of the main house, and are followed by a light reception.

February 18:

  • HOMEFRONT AND CONFLICT: A FILM SERIES OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR. Watch ‘Glory’ at the Old Governor’s Mansion. This film series examines the American Civil War through films depicting various aspects of the conflict and discussion of the impact and accuracy of the images presented on screen. This project is supported by the Georgia Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities and through appropriations from the Georgia General Assembly. For more information, call 478-445-4545.

February 19:

  • MADISON'S ANTIQUE SHOW AND SALE PREVIEW PARTY Madison-Morgan Cultural Center Hall - 6pm–9pm - www.mmcc-arts.org

February 20-21:

  • MADISON'S ANTIQUE SHOW AND SALE Madison-Morgan Cultural Center Hall - www.mmcc-arts.org

February 22:

  • 10TH ANNUAL FEBRUARY FOUR. "Mourning Flannery" and "Hazel Motes is not Black" - Katheryn Krotzer Laborde (Associate Professor of English at Xavier University of Louisiana) Andalusia has been offering a lecture series each February since 2006. The series is more than lectures and includes author's readings, films, and other media. To provide content to Andalusia's world-wide audience we will be podcasting the February Four and linking it to our website. The 2015 series will be held each Sunday in February, from 3 to 5 pm. Lectures take place in the Back Parlor of the main house, and are followed by a light reception.
  • BRIDAL OPEN HOUSE. Come meet with vendors and learn more about what The Barn at Crooked Pines Farm has to offer to make your big day special! For more information, visit www.thebarnatcrookedpinesfarm.com or call (706)347-0247

February 26 - March 1:

  • DINNER WITH UNCLE BILLY. Times: February 26 & 27 at 6:30 p.m. | February 28 & March 1 at 1:30 p.m. In 1864 Georgians called him "The Devil Incarnate." Now 150 years later... you decide. Dinner and Drama in the historic Legislative Chamber of the Old Statehouse in Milledgeville, GA. Admission: $50 (Includes a $25 donation to the Museum) Phone: 478-453-1803.

March

March 2 - May 22:

  • SPECIAL EXHIBITION: "PORTRAITS IN GRAY, A CIVIL WAR PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION." This exhibition will display over seventy images of Civil War Soldiers from the collection of David Wynn Vaughan that were curated by the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History, Kennesaw, Georgia. Visitors will have the opportunity to view these images, reflect on their lives and stories, and learn their fates. This will be an experience you do not want to miss! Phone: 478-445-4545

March 12:

  • GCSU JAZZ BAND. The Plaza and GCSU are once again teaming up to bring you a night of wonderfully talented local college students! The Jazz Band is coming to The Plaza for a night that promises to be filled with great music! The show starts at 7:30 p.m. For more information visit www.ThePlazaArtsCenter.com

March 14:

  • MADISON CONFIDENTIAL! at Steffen Thomas Museum of Art located in Buckhead - For more information, visit www.steffenthomas.org

March 27:

  • 190TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF GENERAL LAFAYETTE’S 1825 VISIT TO MILLEDGEVILLE. On March 27, 2015, Mr. William Usery, Jr., Secretary of Labor under President Gerald Ford, the Citizens of Milledgeville Georgia, Georgia College and State University, and Georgia Military College intend to host the 190th anniversary celebration of General Lafayette's 1825 visit to Milledgeville. The Friday, March 27, 2015 celebration will include a morning parade through downtown Milledgeville, a welcome ceremony for "General Lafayette", a community picnic on the grounds of the former state capitol, now the campus of Georgia Military College, exhibits and lectures at Georgia's Old Capital Museum, a sunset community public gathering at the "Governor's Mansion", and an evening community concert held on the campus of Georgia College and State University.
  • Madison-Morgan Conservancy Membership SupperTo be held at Rather Barn @ Malcom’s Crossroads 7:00pm. Members: $35/person Non-members: $55/person (includes an annual membership) For more information, contact Christine McCauley at 706-342-9252 or www.mmcgeorgia.org

April

April 4:

April 6-12:

  • THE MASTERS TOURNAMENT IN AUGUSTA Rooms available in Georgia’s Lake Country!

April 17-19:

  • BRAG SPRING TUNE-UP Join us for this Spring Tune-Up Ride to clear the cobwebs off your bicycle and shake the winter right out of your legs. Come see what makes the Bicycle Ride Across Georgia so special. It’s much more than just another bike ride. Ride for a day or for the entire 3-day weekend. Madison is located on Georgia’s Antebellum Trail and the town has plenty to enjoy while you’re giving your legs a rest! www.brag.org/stu2.html

April 17, 18, 24, 25 at 7:30 & April 19 at 3:00:

  • PAPA PRESENTS HARVEY BY MARY CHASE. Elwood P. Dowd is an affable man who claims to have an unseen (and presumably imaginary) friend Harvey - whom Elwood describes as a six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch tall pooka resembling an anthropomorphic rabbit. Elwood introduces Harvey to everyone he meets. His social-climbing sister, Veta, increasingly finds his eccentric behavior embarrassing. She decides to have him committed to a sanitarium to spare her and her daughter Myrtle Mae from future embarrassment. When they arrive at the sanitarium, a comedy of errors ensues. For more information visit www.ThePlazaArtsCenter.com

April 22:

  • MANSION SERIES LECTURES : DR. STEPHEN BERRY, "USING CIVIL WAR IMAGES IN THE CLASSROOM". Mansion Series Lectures : The museum continues its popular lecture series with intriguing lectures on regional topics and historical events. All lectures begin at 6 p.m. in the Mansion's Education Building and are free to the public. In observance of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, the Old Governor's Mansion has partnered with the Organization of American Historians to bring four nationally renowned scholars to campus for a series of lectures focused on various aspects of the war. Phone: 478-445-4545

April 25:

  • MADISONFEST AT TOWN PARK An outdoor festival in historic, downtown Madison GA features garden and craft vendors, food, live music and creative activities for children. Spend the day interacting with local and regional visitors interested in shopping for hard-to-find perennials and heirloom plants, and eager to browse a wide variety of handcrafted wares created by talented regional artists. 10am – 4pm; www.mainstreetmadisonga.com
  • MUSIC AT THE MANSION. In partnership with the Georgia College Department of Music, the Old Governor's Mansion will host a concert featuring various university ensembles. This will be a "picnic pops" event, so bring your food, blanket and enjoy an evening of wonderful music. Donations will be accepted and all proceeds benefit music scholarships and the Old Governor's Mansion. Begins at 6 p.m.

April 30 - May 2:

  • MADISON SPRING TOUR OF HOMES & GARDENS Southern history comes alive at the annual Madison in May Spring Tour on Homes & Gardens! Our Spring Tour features private homes and gardens plus historic churches dating from the early 1800s into the 1900s, with the same houses and churches open all three days. For more information, call 706-342-4743 or visit www.mmcc-arts.org

May

May 2:

  • Madison-Morgan Conservancy Derby Day To be held at Bonar Hall in Madison. 4pm – 9pm. For more information, visit www.mmcgeorgia.org or 706-342-9252.

May 4:

  • MANSION SERIES LECTURES : DR. DAVID GOLDFIELD "IN SUMMATION, MAKING SENSE OF THE CIVIL WAR." Mansion Series Lectures : The museum continues its popular lecture series with intriguing lectures on regional topics and historical events. All lectures begin at 6 p.m. in the Mansion's Education Building and are free to the public. In observance of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, the Old Governor's Mansion has partnered with the Organization of American Historians to bring four nationally renowned scholars to campus for a series of lectures focused on various aspects of the war. Phone: 478-445-4545

May 6:

  • HOMEFRONT AND CONFLICT: A FILM SERIES OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR. Watch ‘The Conspirator’ at the Old Governor’s Mansion. This film series examines the American Civil War through films depicting various aspects of the conflict and discussion of the impact and accuracy of the images presented on screen. This project is supported by the Georgia Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities and through appropriations from the Georgia General Assembly. For more information, call 478-445-4545.

May 9:

  • MOTHER'S DAY TEA AND HISTORIC DOLL WEDDING REENACTMENT. In the late 1850's, Mary Virginia Brown, daughter of then-Governor Joseph Brown, held a wedding for her two dolls, Jack & Sue Jones, which was officiated by a local Baptist minister. The mansion will be recreating this wedding, and local girls and boys will have the opportunity to have their dolls married following the ceremony. A full tea, period games and tour of the Mansion will also be a part of this event. Beginning at 1 p.m. and admission is $20 for Adults and $15 for Children. Phone: 478-445-4545

June

July

July 3:

  • ANNUAL INDEPENDENCE DAY CONCERT & PICNIC The Madison-Morgan Cultural Center presents its Annual Independence Day Concert and Picnic Tuesday, July 3, 2013 at 7:00 PM. A presentation of the Colors followed by a FREE patriotic concert. Bring a picnic, tables and chairs and join the family and friends on the front lawn of the Cultural Center for a favorite annual event in Madison. Then head on over to Heritage Park for some firework fun!

July 24-25:

  • FIREFLY FESTIVAL - FRIDAY FROLIC Join us on Friday night for the Family Frolic - it’s "kids’ night" at Firefly. Bring the kids for a night of fun with stilt walkers, music, bubbles, face painters, fun inflatables, creative kids crafts, and family entertainment - all in the park from 7-9:00 pm. Food vendors will be on site for supper, cool drinks, and sweet treats – sorry, no coolers allowed on Friday night and Fido should be left at home. This is a ticketed event with a maximum family price. Your ticket includes all activities within the park!
  • FIREFLY FESTIVAL - SATURDAY TWILIGHT On Saturday evening, join us as we host a "date night," in the park with a free Firefly Twilight Concert. A dance band will keep the crowd moving from 7:30–9:30 pm. Come early to claim your favorite spot on the Great Lawn - blankets, chairs, and coolers are welcome on Saturday night. If you don't feel like sitting on the lawn this time around, reserve a Gazebo Terrace table and treat your guests to take-out from our nearby downtown eateries. A Gazebo table is very affordable and seats 4-6 people (Four chairs are included with a table but there's plenty of room for two extra chairs if you want to bring them along.). For the Twilight Concert, a table includes a lighted umbrella and a cooler of ice to keep your beverages chilly. Tables can be reserved through Madison Main Street at (706)342-1251 x208

August

September

October

October 10:

  • 11th ANNUAL DOWNTOWN CHILI COOK-OFF Madison’s 11th Annual Chili Cook-off & Fall Festival offers something for everyone, fun things for kids to do, great entertainment and a new bigger and better harvest marketplace with a variety of handmade goods and locally grown produce. Everyone is invited to spend the day shopping and browsing the unique vendor tents, eating delicious food, and sampling our excellent chili while enjoying live music in Madison’s downtown Town Park. Teams will prepare their own special-recipe chili for a panel of hungry judges and festival visitors alike. Cooking gets underway early (everything is prepared on site) with the chili judging and public sampling starting at 12:30 PM and ending at 3 PM (or earlier if the chili runs dry). After 3 PM, votes will be tallied and Chili Cook-Off winners announced. For the general public, a $3 wristband lets you sample all of the delicious chili, plus you’re encouraged to cast your vote in the People’s Choice Chili Competition. The three top winners in the OPEN chili competition will take home cash and prizes. A Showmanship Prize will also be given to the best decorated chili booth. www.madisonga.com
  • FIREFIGHTERS' FALL 5K & 10K An annual fall run through one of Georgia's premier historic districts, benefiting Madison’s volunteer fire department. The course is an out and back - very fast, and run entirely on paved roads - through beautifully landscaped neighborhoods.

November

November 7:

  • ANNUAL BOSTWICK COTTON GIN FESTIVAL & GIN RUN - DOWNTOWN BOSTWICK Come to Bostwick, GA, home of the remake filming of the movie Footloose, and enjoy the Annual Cotton Gin Festival and Gin Run on Saturday, November 7 th! The day will begin at 8am with the Annual 5K Gin Run and prizes will be awarded to each age group. The parade will begin at 11am complete with tractors and antique cars, followed by a full day of cotton ginning, festival fun! There will be booths and booths of hand-made arts and crafts and you’re sure to find your favorite edible treat at the many food vendors. Kids will even be able to play in the recently harvested cotton and the cotton gin will be operating all day long! www.bostwickga.com

December

December 3-6:

  • TOWN & COUNTRY HOLIDAY TOUR OF HOMES Step into a winter wonderland as you celebrate the season with a holiday favorite, Madison's Town & Country Holiday Tour of Homes. With daytime and candlelight itineraries, this event is not to be missed. For more information and ticket information Visit www.madisonga.org.