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Events This Year

November

November 1:

  • Bostwick Cotton Gin Festival & Gin Run - 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 1st! 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, then 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

November 7:

  • First Fridays in Downtown Madison – Visit the shops, galleries, and restaurants of Historic Downtown Madison every First Friday when the downtown stays open late. Enjoy live music, art exhibits, and food and beverage samples. Take a stroll through the historic district, and stay over to discover a different pace in one of Downtown Madison's beautifully appointed bed & breakfasts!

November 8:

  • Oyster Roast – The Eatonton-Putnam Arts Foundation, EPAF, is bringing back a favorite event, the annual Oyster Roast! The Wilson family is graciously hosting this popular event at their farm, 138 Harmony Road, at 5 p.m. The Wilson farm is just along the path that Gen. Sherman took on his infamous March to the Sea. So come out and enjoy a great autumn evening with all you can eat oysters, chicken & sausage gumbo, and cornbread with beer and wine! It'll be a night full of great music, people, and food! Tickets only $65. For more information visit www.ThePlazaArtsCenter.com or call 706-923-1655.

November 12:

  • Mansion Series Lectures: Dr. Anne Rubin, "The March to The Sea" – 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. For more information contact the Old Governor’s Mansion, 478-445-4545.

November 13:

  • Dancing With Madison Stars– Boys & Girls Club of Morgan County - For information, call 706-342-1565

November 13-23:

  • Sanders Family Christmas– The Milledgeville Players and Allied Arts will present "Sanders Family Christmas" in the Allen's Market Building (aka Mount Pleasant Baptist Church) in November. Under the direction of John Geist, "Sanders Family Christmas" is scheduled for Thursday through Saturday, November 13, 14 and 15 at 8:00 pm with a Sunday matinee on November 16 at 2:00 p.m. The second week of performances will be Thursday through Saturday, November 20, 21 and 22 with a Sunday matinee November 23 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $15.00 each and can be purchased at the Marlor House, 201 North Wayne Street, Milledgeville from 9-4:30 pm, call 478-452-3950 for more information M-F. or online at www.milledgevilleplayers.org.

November 14, 15, 16, 21, & 22:

  • PAPA Presents "In-Laws, Outlaws, and Other People (That Should Be Shot)" By Steve Franco. It is 6pm and the Douglas family is busily preparing to be invaded by their quirky relatives for their annual Christmas Eve dinner. This is a holiday comedy you don't want to miss. November 14, 15, 21, 22 at 8:00 p.m. and a 3:00 p.m. Matinee on November 16. To purchase tickets or more information, contact The Plaza Arts Center at (706) 923-1655 or www.ThePlazaArtsCenter.com.

November 16:

  • Yankees Marching By: a 150th Anniversary Symposium on the Civil War in Madison & Morgan County – 2-5pm. 150 years ago on November 16-19, 1864, Gen. Henry W. Slocum's 20th Corps advanced through Madison and Morgan County as part of General W. T. Sherman's "March to the Sea." Morgan County residents looked on as thousands of Union troops ripped up railroad tracks, destroyed strategic properties, and commandeered supplies without facing Confederate military opposition. Legends abound and questions linger about these critical few days. What was life in Madison/Morgan County like during the war? How did Morgan Countians, black and white, react when Union troops arrived? What was the role of Madison Mayor Joshua Hill? How much looting and destruction was done by soldiers and stragglers? Several experts will address these and other important questions in lectures and audio-visual presentations in a Sunday afternoon symposium from 2 - 5 p.m. with a refreshment break. Join us for this lively and interesting exploration of the Civil War in Madison!

November 20-23:

  • Dinner with Uncle Billy At Georgia's Old Capital Museum an old-fashioned southern dinner followed by vignettes portraying events surrounding General William T. Sherman's occupation of Milledgeville in 1864. Ticket information at 478-453-1803 or email sally@oldcapitalmuseam.org.
  • Tour Eatonton's private home tour - As part of the commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, the Bronson House and Bledsoe-Green House will be open from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. for docent led tours. Characters in period dress will be depicting stories of experiences during the Civil War. The Bronson House is located at 114 North Madison Avenue. The Bledsoe-Green House is located at 103 West Sumter Street.

November 21 & 22:

  • Downtown Merchant Open House - Holiday specials in all our great downtown stores! Stores will be open until 7 p.m. on Friday with candlelight shopping in Downtown Eatonton. Stores will serve refreshments and have great holiday sales while the streets of downtown are lighted with luminaries. Regular hours on Saturday. For more information, visit www.eatontonmainstreet.com or call 706.749.9150.

November 22 & 23:

  • Art @ the Rock at Rock Eagle 4-H Center - The festival will be open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday and from 11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday. Join us at Sunday Lunch then spend the afternoon enjoying local artists! Artists will display inside under the covered area of the GEMC Building and Senior Pavilion. The Marketplace adjacent to the Pavilion will feature home grown and handmade items. Food and beverages will be available throughout the show grounds offering a variety of tempting foods. For more information visit www.rockeagle4h.org

November 22 - December 23:

  • Christmas at The Mansion - The Old Governor’s Mansion will be decorated for Christmas, November 22-26, December 1-23, 2015. Tours begin on the hour (last tour begins at 4 p.m.). Candlelight Tours will be offered on December 6, 13, and 18 at 6 and 7PM.

November 23:

  • The Adventures of Brer Rabbit - 12:30 p.m. the Eatonton-Putnam Tourism, Arts, and Heritage Committee will be featuring a classic picture show to add to the city-wide commemorations regarding the 150th anniversary of Sherman's March to the Sea. Get ready for all of the laughs, adventure and hip-hopping good times in this all-new imaginative and modern retelling of Uncle Remus' best-loved tales. Parents and kids alike will delight in the escapades of the most mischievous and clever Brer Rabbit as he gleefully outwits Brer Fox, Brer Bear and a whole cast of other critters! With irresistible and toe-tapping new songs and an all-star lineup of voice talent (Wayne Brady, Nick Cannon, Danny Glover, D.L. Hughley and Wanda Sykes), The Adventures of Brer Rabbit is sure to be a family favorite. Admission is free but you must reserve a ticket. Cash soda bar and concessions will be available. Sponsored by Farmer's & Merchants Bank.
  • Gone with the Wind - 3:00 p.m. The Eatonton-Putnam Tourism, Arts, and Heritage Committee will be featuring a classic picture show to add to the city-wide commemorations regarding the 150th anniversary of Sherman's March to the Sea. 2014 is also the 75th anniversary of the film as Gone with the Wind is a 1939 American epic historical romance film adapted from Margaret Mitchell's Pulitzer-winning 1936 novel. Set in the 19th-century American South, the film tells the story of Scarlett O'Hara, portrayed by Vivien Leigh, and her romantic pursuit of Ashley Wilkes (Leslie Howard) who is married to his cousin, Melanie Hamilton (Olivia de Havilland), and her marriage to Rhett Butler(Clark Gable). Set against the backdrop of the American Civil War and Reconstruction era, the story is told from the perspective of white Southerners. Admission is free but you must reserve a ticket. Cash bar and concessions will be available. Sponsored by Farmer's & Merchants Bank.