Weekly Free Stitchery Group classes take place every Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the arts classroom at The Plaza Arts Center. Bring any stitchery project and join us. This is a good time to begin Christmas projects. All ages are welcome. No formal instruction, but members help each other with knitting and crocheting. Space is limited to 25 students and pre-registration is required. Participants must bring their own supplies. Register online, www.theplazaartscenter.com or call 706-923-1655.or call 706-923-1655.
13 Naturally Acoustic Guitar Show at Crooked Pines Farm. Acoustic guitar enthusiasts gather for a day filled with acoustic guitar exhibitors, luthiers, workshops and acoustic music on the outdoor stage. Chee Guitars presents this boutique, acoustic guitar show featuring C.F. Morrison Guitars, Baxendale Guitar, Hasty Guitars, Dead Wood Guitars, Baruke Guitars, Dorsheimer Customs, Natures Harmony and more. Come celebrate the acoustic guitar, soak up the lovely country setting at Crooked Pines Barn and enjoy some of Georgia's best BBQ with Big Kev's BBQ on site! General admission is $10.00. Workshops are $30.00 per workshop and early signup is suggested. Visit www.NaturallyAcousticGuitarShow.com or call 706-347-0274. Crooked Pines Farm, 355 Harmony Road, Eatonton, GA 31024 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
14 Sherman Comes to Milledgeville, Dr. Bob Wilson, GCSU Professor of History, will present some little known information about the Georgia State Penitentiary (once located in Milledgeville) and its role during the Civil War. 2 p.m. All programs will be held at the Old School History Museum within The Plaza Arts Center and are free to the public, though donations are always appreciated. Light refreshments will be served afterward. Anyone who enjoys history, has an interest in the Civil War, or simply loves a good story may find "Sunday at the Museum" to be habit-forming.
20 Assisted Living, the Musical Comedy. 7:30 p.m. Somewhere nestled in all our futures is a Pelican Roost: an active retirement community. Assisted Living is a candid tour of this place. There we meet Roosters and discover the personified eccentricities, desires, and foibles of modern maturity. We're all getting old so we might as well see the humor in it! Call The Plaza at 706-923-1655 or visit www.ThePlazaArtsCenter.com to purchase tickets.
4-5 Third Annual Crooked Pines Farm Pumpkin Festival. 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Fall fun activities such as a pumpkin patch, hayrides, petting farm and corn box are available as well as kiddo events like face painting, crafts, a bounce house, mining for treasure and more! New this year, a corn maze covering an acre of the farm! Grown-ups can enjoy visiting vendor booths where there will be homemade and original crafts, produce, and festival treats. Guests can also enjoy live bluegrass music from area artists. General admission is $6 for adults, $12 for children ages 3+, and free for children under three. All admission passes include access to the pumpkin patch, hayride, petting farm, bounce house, corn maze and all the festival games. Mining for treasure is an additional cost, and as always, parking is free. For more information, http://www.crookedpinesfarm.com or call 706-347-0274.
6 Taste of Eatonton, 6 - 8:30 p.m. Bring your appetite and join your favorite local restaurants for the area's largest foodie event! At The Plaza Arts Center indulge in bites of fine dining and celebrate with friends the culinary expertise of the area. Enjoy old favorite restaurants and discover new dining joys. For more information, call (706) 485-7701 or visit www.TasteofEatonton.com
11 Rock Legends Concert, Featuring Billy McGuigan. 7:30 p.m. Part rock concert, part rock tribute, all rock n' roll. Rock Legends combines all of these elements to create a show that is the only one of its kind. In this unique rock and roll revue created by audience favorite Billy McGuigan, audiences are given the opportunity to vote, through the power of their applause, for the songs and music they want to hear. Rock Legends musical choices take audiences on a journey from the 50's rock and roll of Elvis, Buddy, and Jerry Lee, to the 60s British Invasion bands The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Who. They'll hit the groove of the 70's with the Bee Gees, and the piano men - Billy and Elton and even dabble in the music of the 80s with the likes of Tom Petty, U2 and more! Call The Plaza at 706-923-1655 or visit www.ThePlazaArtsCenter.com to purchase tickets.
23 The 5th Annual Historical Cemetery Tour. Tours will begin at 5:00 p.m. and start at 30 minute intervals until 8:00 p.m. On an hour and a half walking tour of the Pine Grove Cemetery, guests will visit the gravesites of many of Eatonton's luminaries, where live actors will portray the inhabitants and will bring history to life. A light supper is included with each ticket purchase.
24 Banks and Shane at The Village at Harmony Crossing. Banks and Shane is a high-energy, hard-kicking, blow-the-roof off band that has had capacity crowds around the world dancing in the aisles to party favorites and reminiscing with memorable ballads. No matter what age, Banks and Shane transports fans back to Spring Break. This world-renowned band has played with and opened for some of the biggest acts in history. For more information visit http://www.vharmonycrossing.com.
25 Briar Patch Arts Festival from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. in downtown Eatonton. Come stroll the streets of historic downtown Eatonton and enjoy talking with and purchasing from some of middle Georgia's most talented artists. All our artists are from Georgia and sell one-of-a-kind handmade items. Also, you don't want to miss the mini farmers market! Late October is the beginning of 'winter' crop and is the best time to get peppers, cabbage and lettuce. Our farmers will have these and many more goodies to fill your fridge and pantry! NEW FOR 2014 - ANTIQUES! For more information, contact Eatonton Mainstreet, www.eatontonmainstreet.com
8 Oyster Roast. 7:30 PM. The Eatonton-Putnam Arts Foundation, EPAF, is bringing back a favorite event... the annual Oyster Roast! Tickets will be $75 each. Location and Entertainment TBA. Call The Plaza at 706-923-1655 or visit www.ThePlazaArtsCenter.com to purchase tickets.
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.
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 http://www.rockeagle4h.org/art/.
20 - 23 Tour Eatonton's private homes 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.
23 Bring the family to see the movie "The Adventures of Brer Rabbit" in the theater of The Plaza Arts Center at 3 p.m., free to the public.
23 Enjoy the classic film 'Gone With The Wind' at 5:30 p.m. The four hour classic version (with an intermission) will be presented, free to the public, at The Plaza Arts Center.
6 Christmas in the Briar Patch. Our arts and crafts bazaar on the Courthouse Lawn from 3p.m. to 7p.m. offers unique gifts for those special people in your life! 6p.m. Lighted Christmas Parade will bring Santa through downtown! Free photos with Santa and movie after the parade and stores open until 8p.m. For more information, visit www.eatontonmainstreet.com or call 706.749.9150.
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