Georgia's Lake Country - Lake Oconee & Lake Sinclair

Resort • Retreat • Relax

JAN   |    FEB     |   MAR   |   APR    |   MAY   |   JUN
JUL    |   AUG   |   SEPT   |   OCT   |   NOV   |   DEC

ONGOING EVENTS FOR MILLEDGEVILLE

January

January 8:

  • 'Storyteller Miss Renee @ Morgan Co. Library 9:50am – 706-342-1206

January 9:

  • Bingo for Books @ Morgan Co. Library 6pm – Free, Reservations Required 706-342-1206

January 11:

January 13:

  • 'Peter Pan' Student Series @ MMCC – 9:30am & 1pm – 706-342-4743

January 14 & 16:

  • Basket Weaving. Basket 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.

January 17 - April 13:

  • 'Georgia & Beyond' Opening Reception - 6pm-8pm – 706-342-4743

January 18:

  • Lake Oconee – Red Carpet Awards Gala @ Madison Morgan Cultural Center - 706-342-4743

January 24:

  • 'Capitol Steps' @ MMCC - 7:30pm – 706-342-4743 - www.mmcc-arts.org
  • 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.

January 30:

  • 'Charlotte's Webb' Student Series @ MMCC – 9:30am & 1pm – 706-342-4743

February

February 5:

  • Storyteller Miss Renee @ Morgan Co. Library 9:50am – 706-342-1206

February 8:

  • California Dreaming. 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.

February 13:

  • AFLAT – A Funky Little Art Thing @ MMCC - Opening Reception - 3:30-6:30 – 706-342-4743

February 13:

  • Bingo for Books @ Morgan Co. Library – 6pm- Free, Reservations Required 706-342-1206

February 14-15:

  • AFLAT – A Funky Little Art Thing Exhibit @ MMCC - 706-342-4743
  • 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.

February 20-22:

  • Madison's Antique Show & Sale - Designated "Best Little Antiques Show in America" by Maine Antique Digest

February 20:

  • Madison's Antique Show and Sale Preview Party - Madison- Morgan Cultural Center Hall - 6pm–9pm - www.mmcc-arts.org

February 21 & 22:

  • Madison's Antique Show and Sale - Madison- Morgan Cultural Center Hall - www.mmcc-arts.org

February 26:

  • 'Henry & Mudge' Student Series @ MMCC – 9am & 1pm – 706-342-4743

February 26:

  • University of Georgia OLLI Lecture Series @ MMCC The Hall - 2:30-3:45 - 706-342-4743

February 27:

  • 'Bidder 70' – Southern Circuit Independent Film @ MMCC – 7pm – 706-342-4743

February 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.

March

March 5:

  • Storyteller Miss Renee @ Morgan Co. Library 9:50am – 706-342-1206

March 11:

  • University of Georgia OLLI Lecture Series @ MMCC The Hall - 2:30-3:45 – 706-342-4743

March 13:

  • A Taste of Madison - Come and sample the best fare Morgan County has to offer under one roof! Tickets $20, Kids 4-12 are $10, 3 and under are Free. Madison-Morgan Cultural Center Hall; 5:30 – 7:30. To purchase tickets, visit www.madisonga.org
  • Bingo for Books @ Morgan Co. Library – 6pm – Free, Reservations Required 706-342-1206

March 20:

  • 'Perfect Strangers' – Southern Circuit Independent Film @ MMCC - 7pm – 706-342-4743

March 20:

  • 'Perfect Strangers' – Southern Circuit Independent Film @ MMCC - 7pm – 706-342-4743

March 22:

  • Peace, Love & Rockin' Art. Steppin' back in to the 60"s at Steffen Thomas Museum of Art located in Buckhead - For more information, visit www.steffenthomas.org

March 29:

  • Bo Bice Plaza Arts Center
  • Bo Bice. 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.
  • Madison-Morgan Conservancy Membership Supper – For more information, contact Christine McCauley
    at 706-342-9252

April

April 4-6:

  • BRAG - Bike Ride Across Georgia Spring Tune-Up - Join us for this Spring Tune-Up Ride to clear the cobwebs off your bicycle and shake the winter right out of your legs. Come see what makes the Bicycle Ride Across Georgia so special. It’s much more than just another bike ride. Ride for a day or for the entire 3-day weekend. Madison is located on Georgia’s Antebellum Trail and the town has plenty to enjoy while you’re giving your legs a rest! www.brag.org

April 5:

April 7-13:

  • Masters Tournament in Augusta, GA - Rooms available in Georgia’s Lake Country!

April 9:

  • Storyteller Miss Renee @ Morgan Co. Library9:50am – 706-342-1206

April 10:

  • 'The Retrieval' - Southern Circuit Independent Film @ MMCC - 7pm – 706-342-4743

April 10:

  • Bingo for Books @ Morgan Co. Library– 6pm – Free, Reservations Required 706-342-1206

April 12-13:

April 15:

  • 'The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe' Student Series @ MMCC - 9:30am & 1pm - 706-342-4743 or
    www.mmcc-arts.org

April 25 - August 17:

  • 'Three Paths' Visual Arts Exhibit Opening Reception @ MMCC - 6pm-8pm - 706-342-4743 or www.mmcc-arts.org

April 26:

  • MadisonFest in Town Park – An outdoor festival in historic, downtown Madison GA features garden and craft vendors, food, live music and creative activities for children. Spend the day interacting with local and regional visitors interested in shopping for hard-to-find perennials and heirloom plants, and eager to browse a wide variety of handcrafted wares created by talented regional artists. 10am – 4pm; www.mainstreetmadisonga.com

May

May 1-3:

  • Madison in May Spring Tour of Homes & Gardens - Southern history comes alive at the annual Madison in May Spring Tour on Homes & Gardens! Our Spring tour features private homes and gardens plus historic churches dating from the early 1800s into the 1900s, with the same houses and churches open all three days.

May 3:

May 7:

  • Storyteller Miss Renee @ Morgan Co. Library9:50am – 706-342-1206

May 8:

  • Bingo for Books @ Morgan Co. Library6pm – Free, Reservations Required 706-342-1206

May 10-11:

May 16:

  • Downtown Dance in Town Park – Bring your dancing shoes and hit the fountain plaza 'dance floor' in Town Park. Live music and a beautiful setting make for a great May evening. Picnic baskets and coolers are welcome and downtown restaurants are open for carry out. For more information, visit www.mainstreetmadisonga.com

May 24:

May 26:

  • Madison’s Memorial Day Ceremony & Ride for America. Join Madison's Main Street, the American Legion, and, about 1,000 motorcyclists participating in the Annual Ride for America, in Downtown Madison's Town Park for a patriotic Memorial Day Ceremony honoring the men and women who have died while in military service to our nation.

June

June 6:

  • Boys & Girls Club Golf Tournament @ Hard Labor Creek – 1pm 706-342-1565

July

July 3:

  • Annual Independence Day Picnic and Fireworks - The Madison-Morgan Cultural Center presents its Annual Independence Day Concert and Picnic Tuesday, July 3, 2013 at 7:00 PM. A presentation of the Colors followed by a FREE patriotic concert. Bring a picnic, tables and chairs and join the family and friends on the front lawn of the Cultural Center for a favorite annual event in Madison. Then head on over to Heritage Park for some firework fun!

July 25-26:

  • Firefly Festival in Town Park
    Friday Frolic – Town Park - Join us on Friday night for the Family Frolic - it’s "kids’ night" at Firefly. Bring the kids for a night of fun with stilt walkers, music, bubbles, face painters, fun inflatables, creative kids crafts, and family entertainment - all in the park from 7-9:00 pm. Food vendors will be on site for supper, cool drinks, and sweet treats – sorry, no coolers allowed on Friday night and Fido should be left at home. This is a ticketed event with a maximum family price. Your ticket includes all activities within the park!

    Saturday Twilight – Town Park - On Saturday evening, join us as we host a "date night," in the park with a free Firefly Twilight Concert. A dance band will keep the crowd moving from 7:30–9:30 pm. Come early to claim your favorite spot on the Great Lawn - blankets, chairs, and coolers are welcome on Saturday night. If you don't feel like sitting on the lawn this time around, reserve a Gazebo Terrace table and treat your guests to take-out from our nearby downtown eateries. A Gazebo table is very affordable and seats 4-6 people (Four chairs are included with a table but there's plenty of room for two extra chairs if you want to bring them along.). For the Twilight Concert, a table includes a lighted umbrella and a cooler of ice to keep your beverages chilly. Tables can be reserved through Madison Main Street at 706-342-1251 x208

August

 

September

 

October

October 4:

  • 10th Annual Downtown Chili Cook-Off – Madison’s 10th Annual Chili Cook-off & Fall Festival offers something for everyone, fun things for kids to do, great entertainment and a new bigger and better harvest marketplace with a variety of handmade goods and locally grown produce. Everyone is invited to spend the day shopping and browsing the unique vendor tents, eating delicious food, and sampling our excellent chili while enjoying live music in Madison’s downtown Town Park. Teams will prepare their own special-recipe chili for a panel of hungry judges and festival visitors alike. Cooking gets underway early (everything is prepared on site) with the chili judging and public sampling starting at 12:30 PM and ending at 3 PM (or earlier if the chili runs dry). After 3 PM, votes will be tallied and Chili Cook-Off winners announced. For the general public, a $3 wristband lets you sample all of the delicious chili, plus you’re encouraged to cast your vote in the People’s Choice Chili Competition. The three top winners in the OPEN chili competition will take home cash and prizes. A Showmanship Prize will also be given to the best decorated chili booth. www.madisonga.com

October 11:

  • Firefighters' Fall 5K & 10K – An annual fall run through one of Georgia's premier historic districts, benefiting Madison’s volunteer fire department. The course is an out and back - very fast, and run entirely on paved roads - through beautifully landscaped neighborhoods. For more information, visit www.madisonga.com

October 18:

  • Madison-Morgan Conservancy Greenprint Ramble – Tour at 2pm; Supper at 5:30pm. For more information, visit www.mmcgeorgia.org

November

November 1:

  • Bostwick Cotton Gin Festival & Gin Run - Come to Bostwick, GA, home of the remake filming of the movie Footloose, and enjoy the Annual Cotton Gin Festival and Gin Run on Saturday, November 1st! The day will begin at 8am with the Annual 5K Gin Run and prizes will be awarded to each age group. The parade will begin at 11am complete with tractors and antique cars, then followed by a full day of cotton ginning, festival fun! There will be booths and booths of hand-made arts and crafts and you’re sure to find your favorite edible treat at the many food vendors. Kids will even be able to play in the recently harvested cotton and the cotton gin will be operating all day long! www.bostwick.com

November 13:

  • Dancing With Madison Stars– Boys & Girls Club of Morgan County - For information, call 706-342-1565

December

December 5 & 6:

  • 31st Annual Holiday Tour of Homes - Step into a winter wonderland as you celebrate the season with a holiday favorite, Madison's Holiday Tour of Homes. With daytime and candlelight itineraries, this event is not to be missed. For more information and ticket information, visit www.friendsofheritagehall.org

December 13:

  • Holiday Parade followed by Caroling By Candlelight - Bundle up, ‘baby, it’s cold outside’ - Join friends and neighbors for our annual Holiday Parade and Caroling By Candlelight celebration in Town Park from 4pm - 7pm. An evening full of music and holiday spirit brought to you by Madison Main Street. Local church choirs, school choral groups and bands, and community based musicians will perform holiday carols certain to warm our hearts. Performers will also lead the crowd in familiar carols to extend the holiday cheer. www.madisonga.com