Georgia Magazine - August 2017 - 12
dosta. Separate exhibits feature quilts by
Withlacoochee Quilters Guild and paintings by Jekyll Island artist Linda Wunder.
turnercenter.org. (229) 247-2787.
GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Art Walk, Aug. 4, downtown, Valdosta.
Gallery tours and wine tastings. bit.ly/
valdms. (229) 259-3577.
First Friday, Aug. 4, downtown,
Thomasville. Outdoor concert featuring the
Blues Factor Band. bit.ly/dtthoms. (229)
100 Black Men BBQ Cook-off, Aug. 5,
downtown, Valdosta. Family-oriented event
features music, food and barbecue cookoff. bit.ly/valdms. (229) 251-6134.
Sights and Sounds of the Sawmills, Aug. 12, Fort King George Historic Site, Darien. Learn how sawmills helped shape history along the Altamaha River. bit.ly/gspftkg. (912) 437-4770.
Hooch Hike and Paddle, Aug. 26, Chattahoochee Bend State Park, Newnan. Hike
5.5 miles up the Riverside Trail, then paddle
your way back down the Chattahoochee
River. bit.ly/gspchatb. (770) 254-7271.
Labor Creek observatory. bit.ly/hardlab.
"HE Say, SHE Say: The Unspoken Conversation," Aug. 5, Imperial Theatre, Augusta. One woman and one man perform
five one-act plays exploring dating, marriage, justice, mental illness and death.
bit.ly/imptheat. (706) 722-8341.
Modern Living: Giò Ponti and the
20th-Century Aesthetics of Design,
through Sept. 17, Georgia Museum of Art,
Athens. Decorative arts and works by the
Italian designer. georgiamuseum.org. (706)
Music in the Park Summer Concert
Series, Aug. 4, 11, 18, 25, Rutledge City
Park, Rutledge. Concerts by Liz & AJ Nance
(Aug. 4), Appalachian Traveler (Aug. 11),
Justin Kennedy (Aug. 18), Tommy Talton
(Aug. 25). rutledgega.us. (706) 557-9021.
KidsFest, Aug. 5, Evans Towne Center
Park, Evans. Physical and educational
activities for kids and parents. cckidsfest.
com. (706) 312-7192.
Gatorfest, Aug. 6, Savannah Riverkeeper,
various locations along the Savannah River,
Augusta. Open-water swimming races.
bit.ly/gtrfest. (803) 645-2358.
Water Works, Aug. 5, Jarrell Plantation,
Juliette. Learn about chores that required
water in the 1800s. bit.ly/gspjarp. (478)
Moonlight Canoe Trip, Aug. 7, Elijah
Clark State Park, Lincolnton. An evening
paddle on Clarks Hill Lake. bit.ly/gspecsp.
5th Annual Pedal with a Purpose, Aug.
12, Plantation Mill Shopping Center, Warner
Robins. 16-, 32- and 64-mile scenic bike
rides to benefit Alzheimer's patients.
bit.ly/pdwpurp. (478) 328-3800.
Corey Smith, Aug. 12, Bell Auditorium,
Augusta. The Georgia native and country
singer in concert. bit.ly/wweaug. (877)
Sunflower Music Series, Aug. 15, State
Botanical Garden, Athens. Atlanta-based
The Whiskey Gentry plays bluegrass,
country and rock in an outdoor concert.
botgarden.uga.edu. (706) 542-1244.
The Cadillac Three, Aug. 24, Cox Capitol
Theatre, Macon. The breakthrough countrymusic band performs. bit.ly/cctheat. (478)
15th Annual Perspectives, Aug. 25-Sept.
13, Rocket Hall, Watkinsville. Georgia's largest pottery show and sale, featuring more
than 7,000 pieces. ocaf.com. (706) 769-4565.
Observatory Open House, Aug. 26, Hard
Labor Creek State Park, Rutledge. View the
night sky at Georgia State University's Hard
4th Annual Augusta Beerfest, Aug. 19,
James Brown Arena, Augusta. Showcase of
some of the Southeast's most popular craft
beers. bit.ly/wweaug. (877) 428-4849.
2017 Sugar Bert Boxing Title Belt
National Qualifier, Aug. 25-27, Columbia
County Exhibition Center, Grovetown. Amateur competition for all levels in all weight
divisions. bit.ly/sbboxpr. (770) 833-7888.
JazzSoiree, Aug. 26, Jessye Norman School
of the Arts, Augusta. Classic jazz by top artists. bit.ly/jazsoir. (762) 233-5299.
Quilts and Painting Exhibits, through
Sept. 13, Turner Center for the Arts, ValMore online at www.georgiamagazine.org
Remembering Desert Storm/Desert
Shield, Aug. 5, Ballfield, 1101 Patterson
Dr., Ray City. Memorial features speakers from Desert Storm/Desert Shield, flag
ceremony, Moody Air Force Color Guard,
military memorabilia. bit.ly/fbamerds. (229)
Discovery Days, Aug. 6, 20, Flint
RiverQuarium, Albany. Arts and crafts, live
animal presentations, storytelling. bit.ly/
rivrqdd. (229) 639-2650.
Perseid Meteor Shower Paddle,
Aug. 12, Seminole State Park, Donalsonville. Paddle out to a low-light spot on the
lake to check out the meteor shower.
bit.ly/gspsmsp. (229) 861-3137.
BBQ Country, Aug. 19-20, Wild Adventures, Valdosta. Country music and barbecue. wildadventures.com. (229) 219-7080.
Southern Pines Splash Pad, through
Sept. 4, Southern Pines Regional Park,
Dublin. Cool off with a wet 'n' wild day.
bit.ly/spspsh. (478) 277-5060.
The World's War is Georgia's War:
1917-1919, through Jan. 28, 2018,
Georgia Southern Museum, Statesboro.
Commemorate the 100th anniversary of
America's involvement in World War I
through the eyes of Georgians. bit.ly/
gsoumus. (912) 478-5444.
Putting Us on the Map: Georgia and
its Coastal Plain, through April 20, 2018,
Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau,
Statesboro. View map collection that tells
stories about Georgia, the Coastal Plain
and Bulloch County. bit.ly/visitsbg. (912)
U.S. National Tick Collection, Aug. 1,
3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31, Georgia
Southern University Math and Physics
Building, Statesboro. See one of the largest
tick collections in the world, on loan from
the National Museum of Natural History in
Washington, D.C. bit.ly/ustick. (912)
First Friday, Aug. 4, Market on Madison