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Stitchery GroupWeekly 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.

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July

The Big Thinkers8 Big Thinkers Science Exploration, a free, interactive and educational science show at 2 p.m. at the Eatonton-Putnam County Library, 309 N. Madison Ave. The show is part of the library's summer Vacation Reading Program. Call (706) 485-6768 for more information.

Films on the Farm10 Crooked Pines Farm invites you to join them for Films on the Farm Thursday nights this summer. Enjoy classic Hollywood movies on the lawn of the barn, located at 355 Harmony Road in Eatonton, Georgia. On July 10th, help three scientists who created a ghost removal service in a firehouse, save the Big Apple in Columbia Pictures film Ghostbusters. Make sure to bring your own blanket or chair to set on the lawn. Concessions will be available for purchase as well. If it rains, the event will be moved inside of the barn so come rain or shine! Gates will open at 7 and the movie begins at sunset. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for kids. For more information, visit www.crookedpinesfarm.com.

The Grapevine Band12 Meet Me at The Plaza outdoor summer concerts presents The Grapevine, a premier Geogia Party Band! 7:30 p.m. The Grapevine has a very diverse repertoire, with styles that include Motown, R&B, Beach, Pop, 60s-70s-80s rock, and much more! Bring your family, friends, blankets and coolers to the lawn of The Plaza. Tickets are $12 in Advance or $15 at the Gate. Call The Plaza at 706-923-1655 or visit www.ThePlazaArtsCenter.com to purchase tickets.

Sundays at the Museum13 Alexander Stephens: The Little Giant of Georgia Politics. Maude Hicks is a Board Member and Designer of the Old School History Museum. She will be discussing Alexander Stephens. 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.

Films on the Farm17 Crooked Pines Farm invites you to join them for Films on the Farm Thursday nights this summer. Enjoy classic Hollywood movies on the lawn of the barn, located at 355 Harmony Road in Eatonton, Georgia. On July 17th, join us as we watch Herbie, a car with a mind of its own, journey through the race car lifestyle in the 1968 edition of The Love Bug. Make sure to bring your own blanket or chair to set on the lawn. Concessions will be available for purchase as well. If it rains, the event will be moved inside of the barn so come rain or shine! Gates will open at 7 and the movie begins at sunset. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for kids. For more information, visit www.crookedpinesfarm.com.

Farm Days19 & 20 Crooked Pines Farm presents Farm Days, good old-fashioned fun on the farm! 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. EEnjoy hayrides, a petting farm, mining for treasure, seasonal crafts, an inflatable obstacle course and more! Free admission, activities range from $3 to $10. Also, enjoy homemade crafts and Georgia-grown goodies available for purchase in our Country Store. Horseback riding lessons are by appointment only, contact stefanie@crookedpinesfarm.com. Farm Days are the third weekend of every month. For more information contact Crooked Pines Farm by calling 706-347-0274 or visit www.crookedpinesfarm.com.

Films on the Farm24 Crooked Pines Farm invites you to join them for Films on the Farm Thursday nights this summer. Enjoy classic Hollywood movies on the lawn of the barn, located at 355 Harmony Road in Eatonton, Georgia. On July 24th, work with 10-year-old Elliot as he tries to help a friendly alien return to his home-world in E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. Make sure to bring your own blanket or chair to set on the lawn. Concessions will be available for purchase as well. If it rains, the event will be moved inside of the barn so come rain or shine! Gates will open at 7 and the movie begins at sunset. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for kids. For more information, visit www.crookedpinesfarm.com.

Movies in the Briar Patch26 Movies in the Briar Patch. Join us under the Briar Patch stars on the Eatonton Courthouse Lawn for a FREE viewing of one of our favorite childhood films: Hook! Bring your own chairs or blanket. Movie refreshments available for purchase. Seating begins at 8:00 pm, Movie 8:45 pm.

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August

Good Vibrations2 Meet Me at The Plaza outdoor summer concerts presents Good Vibrations, a premier Geogia Party Band! 7:30 p.m. Top 40 hits from the 60's through present day! Beach, Rock & Roll, Soul, Oldies, Disco and Motown. Bring your family, friends, blankets and coolers to the lawn of The Plaza. Tickets are $12 in Advance or $15 at the Gate. Call The Plaza at 706-923-1655 or visit www.ThePlazaArtsCenter.com to purchase tickets.

Sundays at the Museum10 The Governor's Mansion & The Civil War - Matt Davis, Director of the Old Governor's Mansion in Milledgeville, GA will discuss this landmark's time 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.

Farm Days16 & 17 Crooked Pines Farm presents Farm Days, good old-fashioned fun on the farm! 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Enjoy the country store, hayrides, petting farm, mining for treasure, seasonal crafts and an inflatable obstacle course. Horseback riding lessons are by appointment only, contact stefanie@crookedpinesfarm.com. Free admission, costs associated with each activity. Farm Days are the third weekend of every month. For more information contact Crooked Pines Farm by calling 706-347-0274 or visit www.crookedpinesfarm.com.

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September

Naturally Acoustic Guitar Show13 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.

Sundays at the Museum14 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.

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October

Taste of Eatonton6 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

Rock Legends Concert11 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.

Cemetery Tour23 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.

Briar Patch Arts Festival25 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

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November

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December

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