30 Kaye Park Hinkley is an author of southern fiction whose work has received critical acclaim. Her latest work is a collection of short stories entitled "Birds of a Feather." Now living in Dothan, Alabama, Ms. Hinkley states that Flannery O'Connor was one of the authors who has been most influential to her writing. Ms. Hinkley will read selections from "Birds of a Feather" and answer questions about her writing from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Georgia Writers Museum. There is no charge for this event, and light refreshments will be served. The Georgia Writers Museum is located at 109 S. Jefferson Ave., Eatonton, GA 31024. The telephone number is 706-991-5119.
8 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. Hank Segars will be present to speak on that subject and Ron Hess will have his Powder Horns on display. 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.
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. After robbing a neighborhood liquor store, high strung and irritable Tony, and his dim-witted side-kick Vinny, find themselves in need of a place to briefly hide out. Using a ruse to gain entrance into the Douglas home, they suddenly find themselves in charge of an ever-growing list of family members that they are forced to hold hostage. 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.
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.
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/.
23 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.
23 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.
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.
7 Christmas on the Avenue. 4:00 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. The Churches along North Madison Avenue are ready to bring the family together for another Christmas Cantata, a much loved tradition at The Plaza! Please join us at one of the two shows, free of charge. Limit 10 tickets per order. To reserve your ticket contact The Plaza Arts Center at (706) 923-1655 or www.ThePlazaArtsCenter.com.
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