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Mask from a tomb in Belize. PHOTO COURTESY NATIONAL
The Punch Brothers, an acoustic quintet that plays American countryclassical
chamber music, will perform at the Savannah Music Festival.
-Phyllis A. Littleton, Douglasville
EVENTS Calendar
JANUARY * Compiled by Pamela A. Keene
The trivia contest is a fun way to read your
fabulous magazine!
Thank you for including the Southeastern Quilt
and Textile Museum in your January 2022 edition.
[See " Manhattan Quilters Guild works showcased
at Carrollton museum, " Calendar, page 10;]
We track visitors to the museum, as we write a
lot of [grant applications]. Since reopening on Jan.
13, nearly half of our visitors said they read about
the museum in Georgia Magazine!
The current exhibit by the Manhattan Quilters
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covered bridges
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Gifts for
the season
page 16
The healing
power of horses
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Not your
crape myrtles
page 32
Manhattan Quilters Guild works showcased
at Carrollton museum
A traveling exhibit of nearly 20 quilts will be on display at Carrollton's
Southeastern Quilt and Textile Museum from Jan. 13 through March 26.
Created by members of the New York-based Manhattan Quilters Guild, the
exhibition is in the midst of a three-year national tour.
Measuring 40 inches by 40 inches each, the quilts celebrate the guild's
40th anniversary in a show called 40x40@40: New Work by the Manhattan
Quilters Guild.
-Joyce Bridges, Jackson
■ Various Locations
First Day Hikes, Jan. 1, various locations, Georgia
state parks. More than a dozen park-specific,
guided treks encourage friends and families to
connect with nature as part of a nationwide
initiative by America's state parks.
■ Northwest Georgia
Hidden Secrets: Mysterious World of Caves,
through Oct. 30, Tellus Science Museum,
Cartersville. Explore the subterranean world of
caves and mineral formations. (706) 606-5700.
Creative Kids, Jan. 6-Feb. 13, Reeves House,
Woodstock. View works by students in kindergarten
through 12th grade: grades K-8,
Jan. 6-23; grades 9-12, Jan. 27-Feb. 13.
(678) 494-4251.
Make Your Own Blow Gun Darts, Jan. 9, 15, 20,
23, Etowah Indian Mounds State Historic Site,
Cartersville. Discover how Native American
children learned to hunt; preregistration
required. (770) 387-3747.
" Remember When Rock Was Young, " Jan. 14,
Carrollton Center for the Arts, Carrollton. Craig
A. Meyer performs an Elton John tribute with a
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full band and backup singers.
(770) 838-1083.
Garrison Keillor with Special
Guests Robin and Linda Williams,
Jan. 28, Carrollton Center for the
Arts, Carrollton. Performance by the
author, storyteller, humorist and
creator of Minnesota Public Radio's
" A Prairie Home Companion. "
(770) 838-1083.
■ Northeast Georgia
Dahlonega's Old-Fashioned
Christmas, through Jan. 9, downtown,
Dahlonega. Celebrate the
holidays on the historic town square
with carriage rides, festival of trees,
wine-tasting rooms and holiday
lights. (706) 864-3711.
" Having such a prestigious collection of quilts
helps us continue to attract international visitors to our
museum, " says JoAnna Browning, director of operations
for the museum. " Since our founding 10 years ago, our
visitors have come from all over the world, including
Australia and New Zealand. As the only regional quilt
museum in the Southeast, we are an important part of
textile history and culture. "
The exhibit also features the Manhattan
Quilters Guild's Mask Momentum, a collection of
mixed-media and fabric masks.
" After all this time of the pandemic, we
thought that people would be tired of masks, but
these innovative designs are very imaginative, "
Browning says. " Quilters are so very creative, and it
is refreshing to see where their talents have taken
them regarding something so commonplace as
masks. "
For more information, see or call
(770) 301-2187.
-Pamela A. Keene
Please call or check event websites to ensure that these events are taking place before you go.
James Gregory, Jan. 7, Ritz Theatre, Toccoa.
Gregory performs down-home stand-up
comedy. (706) 282-3232.
43rd Annual 18K Hogpen Hill Climb, Jan. 8,
Unicoi State Park, Helen. Run 18K while ascending
2,500 feet to Hogpen Gap, plus a 5K Piglet
Run. (706) 754-5313.
Just Gettin' Started Tour 2022, Jan. 15, Ritz
Theatre, Toccoa. Nashville recording artist Eddie
Ray Arnold performs with special guest Jordan
Arnold. (706) 282-3232.
Full Moon Hike, Jan. 17, Tallulah Gorge State
Park, Tallulah Falls. Hike to the suspension bridge
and watch the moon rise above the gorge.
(706) 754-7981.
for King & Country, Jan. 29, Georgia Mountain
Fairgrounds, Hiawassee. GRAMMY- and Dove
Award-winning brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone
perform. (706) 896-4191.
Vega Quartet Student Showcase, Jan. 30,
Sautee Nacoochee Cultural Center, Sautee
Nacoochee. Small-group classical music
performed by students in the Emory Youth
Chamber Program. (706) 878-3300.
■ Atlanta Metro
Chinese Lantern Festival, through Jan. 16, Zoo
Atlanta, Atlanta. More than 80 lanterns-some
20 feet tall-depict the world's animals.
(404) 624-9453.
Repticon Atlanta, Jan. 8-9, Gwinnett County
Fairgrounds & Expo Center, Lawrenceville.
Reptile and exotic pet show. (863) 268-4273.
Notes of Inclusion, Jan. 10-Feb. 24, Cultural
Arts Center Douglasville/Douglas County,
Douglasville. Exhibition of works by four Georgia
artists showcases diversity and equality in honor
of Black History Month. (770) 949-2787.
60th Annual Atlanta Model Train and
Railroadiana Show, Jan. 15, Gas South District,
Duluth. Relive the glory days of railroading in
Georgia with more than 300 model dealers and
railroad antiques. (813) 949-7197.
Monroe Crossing Bluegrass Band, Jan. 11, Griffin
Auditorium, Griffin. Returning by popular demand,
Monroe Crossing dazzles audiences with a blend of
bluegrass, bluegrass gospel and heartfelt originals.
(770) 228-3229.
The Pottery of Whelchel
Meaders, through April 5, Folk
Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia, Sautee
Nacoochee. Exhibit explores Meaders' life and
the evolution of his folk pottery. (706) 878-3300.
19th Annual Twilight Stroll by the Granite
Bowl, Jan. 7, Elberton Arts Center, Elberton.
5K and 10K road races through downtown
Elberton and the Granite Bowl football stadium.
(706) 283-5651.
Tony Roberts Returns Special Engagement,
Jan. 20-23, Atlanta Comedy Theater, Norcross.
Detroit funnyman, actor, director and writer
brings his humor to Norcross. (770) 724-6400.
" Feeding Beatrice: A Gothic Tale, " Jan. 20-23,
26-30, Feb. 3-6, Aurora Theatre, Lawrenceville.
Spine-chilling thriller combines terror and
suspense; mature themes. (678) 226-6222.
Georgia 4-H. The 4-H pledge says it all:
" I pledge my head to clearer thinking, my
heart to greater loyalty, my hands to larger
service and my health to better living for
my club, my country and my world. "
Turn to " Head, heart, hands and
health, " starting on page 16, to learn how
the program is growing tomorrow's leaders
while helping 4-H'ers put their pledges
into action.
Service is the mission of another
agriculturally based initiative: the
Homegrown Help program. The program
is a collaboration between Valdosta-based
regional food bank Second Harvest of
South Georgia and the agricultural
lending cooperative AgGeorgia Farm
Credit in Perry. It assists both those who
are struggling with food insecurity and
farmers in need of a market for their
See " Mealtime matchmakers, "
starting on page 26, to find out how this
farm-to-food-bank enterprise is helping
South Georgia residents in need put food
on their tables while supporting the
agricultural community.
For a unique perspective on Georgia's
Guild has been well-received, and I know Georgians will enjoy viewing our next
exhibit, Soulful Expressions of Fiber Art by the Brown
Sugar Stitchers Quilt Guild of Metro Atlanta, which opens
March 31.
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Georgia Magazine is a publication everyone in my
household reads and looks forward to each month.
Thanks for providing interesting and relevant content for
exploring our state!
-JoAnna M. Browning, director of operations,
Southeastern Quilt and Textile Museum, Carrollton
Georgia Magazine is a great source of information,
and I enjoyed reading the articles!
-Cheree Herbert, Hiram
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farming community, look no further than
the state's agricultural museums and farm
tours. They offer insights into historical
farm practices and modern agricultural
methods as well as opportunities to have
hands-on experiences with livestock and
Read " Agriculture up close, " starting
on page 32, to learn how these destinations
are combining two of the state's top
industries-tourism and agriculture-
while satisfying the public's growing
curiosity about food sources, sustainable
practices and farm-to-table experiences.
-Kathy Crouse, Sharpsburg
March 22 is National Ag Day,
celebrating the innovations that allow
modern agriculture to sustainably provide
for a growing world. With that in mind, in
this issue we acknowledge the importance
of agriculture-Georgia's No. 1 industry-
to our state and its people.
Agriculture is the basis for the state's
largest youth-development program:

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