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.
Weekly A six week yoga class in the Reception Hall at The Plaza Arts Center will enhance your strength, balance and peace of mind while learning from experienced instructor, Heidi Meade. Students with all levels of ability will feel comfortable participating. The dress is casual, comfortable workout clothes. It takes place every Friday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and is anticipated that this class will be on-going, with re-enrollment occurring at six week intervals. Class fee is $40.00 for initial enrollment, $35.00 for re-enrollment. Participants must provide their own mat. This class has an 18 student maximum, so register early online, www.theplazaartscenter.com or call 706-923-1655.
Weekly Pilates class every Tuesday, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Pilates is a body conditioning system that is intended to help build flexibility, muscle strength and endurance in the legs, abdominal area, arms, hips and back. It puts emphasis on spinal and pelvic alignment, breathing, developing a strong core or center, and improving coordination and balance. Fee is $40.00 for initial enrollment, $35.00 for re-enrollment or $7 per class. This class has an 18 student maximum, so register early online, www.theplazaartscenter.com or call 706-923-1655.
13 Friday Night Family Time at Crooked Pines Farm. Crooked Pines Farm was founded on the concept of bringing quality events to the community that allow families to create lasting memories. Each Friday from 5 - 8 p.m. visit the Farm and enjoy a delicious cup of hot cocoa while roasting s'mores around the campfire. Evening includes an elf workshop, 'sleigh'-hayrides and fresh fraser firs. For more information, 706-347-0274 or www.crookedpinesfarm.com.
14 Mothers Against Crime Christmas Party, 2 to 5 p.m. at Putnam County Elementary School. All kids are invited. There will be gifts, games, food and a visit from Santa Claus. For more information, call (706) 485-5332.
14 Stepback, an authentic early 1900's town, will host a free Christmas open house from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14. Visitors may tour at their own speed through a community of 20 buildings including a general store, cabins, grist mill, church, school and black smith shop all authentically furnished. Stepback was built to show how people lived more than 100 years ago. There is no entry fee. Stepback is located about four miles south of Eatonton, off Highway 441 south at 176 A Dennis Station Road then follow signs.
15 Crooked Pines Farm's Santa and Sweets Event will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. within The Barn and will include opportunities to decorate cookies and have one-on-one time with Santa. Pictures with Santa will be taken and a flash drive will be made for parents to take home. This event is $20 for the first child, $15 for each additional child and is by reservation only. Call 706-347-0274 to schedule a time slot today!
15 Christmas on the Avenue. 4 & 6 p.m. Come enjoy this annual holiday performance by the church choirs of Eatonton's North Madison Avenue. It's free but you must have a ticket. Please call or visit The Plaza Arts Center to reserve your seat, 706-923-1655 or www.theplazaartscenter.com.
18, 19 & 20 Bag O' Books Sale at Eatonton-Putnam County Library. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Medium Bag O' Books is $4, while a large Bag O' Books is $8. There are also free Christmas decorations and a large selection of used books.
20 Friday Night Family Time at Crooked Pines Farm. Crooked Pines Farm was founded on the concept of bringing quality events to the community that allow families to create lasting memories. Each Friday from 5 - 8 p.m. visit the Farm and enjoy a delicious cup of hot cocoa while roasting s'mores around the campfire. Evening includes an elf workshop, 'sleigh'-hayrides and fresh fraser firs. For more information, 706-347-0274 or www.crookedpinesfarm.com.
31 Ring in the New Year at The Waterside at Cuscowilla on Lake Oconee for its New Year's Eve celebration! Dinner reservations begin at 6:30 p.m., Michael Blair starts the party at 9 p.m., the year 2014 begins at 12 a.m. and a complimentary breakfast is served at 1 a.m. New Year special offers include The Midnight Kiss: dinner for two and overnight accommodations, The Resolution: dinner and cover charge and a four course prix fixe dinner, and The Ball Dropper: cover charge without dinner. Members only RSVP October 11-November 5, open to public starting November 5. For more information call Michelle Rice at 706-485-3168.
14 & 16Basket Weaving for Adults from 4 - 6 p.m. Instructor Deb Ricks will teach a basket weaving class and you'll be able to take home your own basket after only two classes! Class price is TBD but materials will be included. Class will meet in the Art Room of The Plaza Arts Center. Students must pre-register so that materials can be ordered. No same day registration is allowed. For more information and to enroll, www.theplazaartscenter.com or call 706-923-1655.
24 War Bonds, Stories & Letters from WWII. 8 p.m. at The Plaza Arts Center. War Bonds is a musical journey through a war that redefined the world. This multi-media living history cabaret is interspersed with personal letters from the front and headline news of the period. If you have any family letters from WWII, please make a copy for The Plaza and your letters may be read on stage. Please have letters to The Plaza by January 15th. Tickets are general admission at $10 each. To purchase tickets call The Plaza at 706-923-1655 or visit www.theplazaartscenter.com.
8 California Dreaming at 7:30 p.m. at The Plaza Arts Center. California Dreaming celebrates that brief magical moment in the mid-'60s and early '70s when American youth migrated to California by the millions and transformed pop culture forever. When well-groomed folk musicians grew out their hair and plugged in their Fenders and Rickenbackers, the radio began to sizzle with tight harmonies and dreamy lyrics. The show features the music of groups like the Mamas and Papas, The Beach Boys, The 5th Dimension, The Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash. To purchase tickets call The Plaza at 706-923-1655 or visit www.theplazaartscenter.com.
14 & 15 The Reynolds Chorus. 7:30 p.m. at The Plaza Arts Center. Fall in love all over again as The Reynolds Chorus serenades you with love songs from the '40's-'90's! You can purchase tickets from any member of the chorus and in person at The Plaza Arts Center, 706-923-1655 or visit www.theplazaartscenter.com.
28 Three Billy Goats Gruff. 6:30 p.m. at The Plaza Arts Center. Bit 'N Pieces GIANT Puppetry is returning to The Plaza, this time bringing the Children's Classic, Three Billy Goats Gruff! Kids will "Oooo and Ahhh" at these wonderful characters... some of them 8 feet tall! Tickets are General Admission at $10 each. To purchase tickets contact The Plaza Arts Center, 706-923-1655 or visit www.theplazaartscenter.com.
15 Make Your Own Birdhouse Using Gourds. 10 a.m. - noon. Instructor Deb Ricks will teach children and adults ages eight and up how to create their own birdhouse from a Gourd. At the Art Room at The Plaza Arts Center. Cost is $10 per student or a couple/two siblings for $15. A family of four is $30. Materials included. Students must pre-register so that materials can be ordered. No same day registration is allowed. Register early online, www.theplazaartscenter.com or call 706-923-1655.
29 Bo Bice at 7:30 p.m. Arguably one of the best seasons of American Idol was when the top two were Carrie Underwood and Bo Bice! Known for his diverse vocal abilities, the songs Bo Bice is writing these days have put him in a new spot musically. "My next record will continue to reflect my love of my country, my family' my faith and the emotional journey I'm on," he said during a recent interview from a recording studio behind his home that he shares with his wife and three young children. "I moved my family to Nashville six years ago and that change is now reflected in my music." To purchase tickets, contact The Plaza Arts Center, 706-923-1655 or visit www.theplazaartscenter.com.
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